Senior Scientist, In Vivo Pharmacology

March 2024


Department: Biology                                                                                                                     Job Code:  14


Work Location

Corporate Headquarters (South San Francisco)


About Soleil Labs: Based in South San Francisco, Soleil Labs is a biotechnology company devoted to the discovery of originator biopharmaceutical medicines across a range of therapeutic areas.  Uniquely integrated with the dedicated TCG Labs venture fund, we are building Soleil Labs with a single goal in mind:  the time- and resource-efficient translation of compelling scientific insights into promising therapies.  This distinctive environment offers drug hunters an unparalleled opportunity to become essential members of a collaborative and fast-paced team enduringly positioned for the discovery of exciting new therapeutic candidates.


About the Position: Soleil Labs is looking for a top-notch in vivo scientist to join our team. This energetic scientist will use their deep understanding of disease biology, creative scientific mind and rigorous technical expertise in rodent pharmacology to help drive our target validation and drug discovery efforts. A successful candidate will be a hands-on scientist, designing and executing in vivo studies in tight collaboration with our lean research team. This candidate will have opportunities to drive studies through contract research organizations or outside collaborators. As a key scientific leader in the team, this candidate would be expected to make important contributions beyond their role at the bench, including to the drug discovery strategy and research portfolio prioritization.



  • Lead in vivo efforts for target validation and drug discovery across a range of therapeutic areas including but not limited to immunology and oncology
  • Independently conceive, design and execute in vivo studies and ex-vivo analyses that will drive decision-making and prioritization
  • Enthusiastically develop and/or facilitate outsourcing of unfamiliar in vivo pharmacology models
  • Mentor 1-2 all-star research associates in a fast-paced environment, actively prioritize efforts to align with organizational priorities and be flexible to the needs of the team
  • Deeply engage with scientific literature to understand our therapeutic hypothesis and creatively and collaboratively design drug discovery plans
  • Contribute to scientific strategy and program prioritization as a functional lead and key member of the biology research team



  • PhD in biological sciences with 6+ years (or Postdoc with 3+ years) of industry experience
  • Lead from the front – hands-on scientist who recognizes the importance of leading by example
  • Technical expertise in rodent model development and required in vivo pharmacology techniques
  • Strong ability to interpret data in the context of the program, make recommendations with regards to next steps and priorities
  • Collaborative, communicative, and flexible; eager to do whatever is needed to help the team succeed
  • Unwavering integrity, accountability, transparency and respect
  • Deep passion for bringing novel therapeutics to patients as quickly as possible


EEO Statement

Soleil Labs, LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate against qualified applicants based upon any protected group status, including but not limited to race, religion, color, creed, sex (including breastfeeding and related conditions), gender identity/gender expression, pregnancy (including childbirth and related conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, marital status, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, physical or mental disability or medical condition as defined by applicable equal opportunity laws. Any request for accommodation can be directed to 


Benefits and Compensation 

Soleil Labs provides a competitive benefits package that includes access to Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, Health Savings Account (HSA), Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA), 401k plan and PTO.


The anticipated salary range for fully qualified candidates applying for this role will be $122,500 – $218,750 annually (not including discretionary bonus, equity, and benefits). The final salary offered will be dependent on several factors that include but are not limited to relevant previous experience including duration and type of experience within the industry, education, and internal equity.


Staffing Agencies

TCG Labs-Soleil does not accept unsolicited agency resumes and will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm that doesn’t have a signed agreement with TCG Labs-Soleil. Please do not send agency CVs/resumes through TCG Labs-Soleil website or TCG Labs-Soleil Employees.  Inquiries must be sent to with the Subject Heading:  Staffing Agency Request.