Associate Scientist, Analytical Development

New York City, New York
Commensurate with education and experience
Jun 12, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time


The Associate Scientist, Analytical Development will have the primary responsibility to perform bioanalytical and cell-based assays and to assist our efforts to identify and advance the development of novel targets for neurodegenerative disorders.  We are looking for an enthusiastic, self-motivated, hands-on, scientist with excellent interpersonal skills who is comfortable working in an open environment spanning multiple functions.  As an early hire at a new company, you will have exposure to senior management, to all activities at Prevail, and you will be influential in championing and developing Prevail’s culture.

Our employees are expected to function with a high degree of independence in a fast-paced start-up laboratory while also working collaboratively within a multidisciplinary team that is dedicated to the development of new therapies for neurodegenerative diseases.


  • Perform bioanalytical methods to support in vivo studies, including techniques such as qPCR, ddPCR, ELISAs and other protein based biochemical assays.
  • Perform cell-based assays using mammalian cell culture, such as transfections and potency assays.
  • Assist in assay development and translational efforts for preclinical programs.
  • Assist in management, shipping and organization of samples, animal tissues and data with internal and external collaborators.
  • Broadly contribute to strategic thinking and development for lead and development programs.


  • Relevant M.S. in a scientific discipline desired. Title and compensation will be commensurate with education and experience.
  • Experience with biochemical protein-based assays and experimental design required.
  • Industry experience in analytical development desired. 
  • Experience in gene therapy desired. 
  • Experience in one or more biochemical assays, such as ELISA, SPR, qPCR, mass spectrometry desired.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, planning, and communication skills.
  • Expertise in creative thinking and multitasking with strong communication skills and comfort in a fast-paced, work environment.

Prevail Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity Employer