Research Associate, Process Science

South San Francisco
Dec 16, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Research Associate, Process Science

Neurona Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco focused on the development of neuronal cell-based therapies for neurological diseases. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who has a passion for scientific research. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small team, work on transformative science, and take part in building an exciting, science-driven company.



  • Preparation and analysis of cell samples by flow cytometry.
  • Perform immunocytochemistry, RNA extraction and quantitative PCR.
  • Prepare tissue culture reagents and maintain cell cultures with aseptic techniques.
  • Maintain detailed records in laboratory notebooks, templates and databases.


Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or biochemistry.
  • Experience with quantitative PCR and flow cytometry are a must.
  • Availability to work a limited number of hours on occasional weekends.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to take initiative to improve work processes, develop innovative scientific methodologies and approaches to enhance research productivity.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • 2 years of industrial research experience.
  • Previous experience with method development for analysis of cells or biomolecules.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in cell-based assays.
  • 1-2 years of experience in molecular biology (RT-qPCR, RNA-seq etc) and whole-cell (immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, in-situ hybridization etc) analysis techniques.
  • Experience in aseptic handling of cell culture with preference for stem cell culture maintenance and differentiation.


For immediate consideration, please email your resume to: Interested in learning more about our science and our team? Please visit our website at


Neurona is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.