Scientist - CNS Disease Modeling

Bay Area
May 10, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

The high attrition rates of novel drugs in clinical trials is a clear indication that current preclinical testing is failing to predict compounds that will reach the market. NeuCyte, is a biopharma company focused on advancing the drug discovery process by using cell based target-identification and drug-discovery platforms. Our technology accelerates the lead drug identification and optimization process. NeuCyte’s unique human neural platform allows for the evaluation of human specific neural phenotypes that are not identifiable in traditional animal models. This allows for a better predictor of drug efficacy and potential neurotoxicity. NeuCyte’s all-star staff and scientific advisory board is comprised of some of the top stem cell biologist and neuroscientist. The vast knowledge of our team gives us an unrivaled competitive advantage, which allows us to address the unmet needs of patients with neurological disorders.

Job Description: 

We seek a highly motivated Scientist with strong mammalian cell culture experience to join our team. Applicants must be able to keep up with the fast pace of a small biotech startup and work on multiple projects at a time. An individual with neuroscience and human stem cell research experience in a pharmaceutical setting is preferred.     
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop in vitro human neural disease models and phenotypic screening platforms.

  • Development of in vitro assays to analyze and assess multiple neural phenotypes.


  • PhD with 4 years of closely related technical experience, preferably in a pharmaceutical or biotech lab environment.

  • Must be organized and work well in small work groups.

  • Must be able to assist in trouble shooting activities and process optimization under the guidance of more experienced personnel.

  • Detail oriented.

  • Clear written and verbal communication skills with excellent record keeping is required.

  • A self-motivator with the ability to handle multiple projects at once.


  • Competitive salary and benefits