Preclinical Neuroscientist (I/II)

South San Francisco, CA, United States
Jun 19, 2019
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Preclinical Neuroscientist (I/II)

Neurona Therapeutics is a preclinical stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco created to develop stem cell-based therapies for neurological disease. We have an opening for a Preclinical Neuroscientist who will contribute to ongoing programs and build new animal models to study modulation of neural circuits and support translational development of cellular therapeutics.

Responsibilities include:
  • Planning, designing, executing and analyzing preclinical studies in neurological models that integrate anatomical, behavioral and physiological endpoints to understand the safety and efficacy of transplanted neural cells
  • Establishing new preclinical models and performing in vivo and histological activities required to support translational development
  • Close collaboration with a cross-disciplinary teams and external groups to coordinate and drive complex studies
  • Training and supervising research associates
  • Communicating results in written and oral formats for internal and external presentations
  • Preparing scientific presentations and manuscripts for publication
  • Developing and authoring SOPs, IACUC protocols, study protocols, reports and other scientific and quality documents

Required Qualifications:
  • PhD in neuroscience (or equivalent) with demonstrated productivity in the neuroscience field as evidenced by a strong publication record
  • Well-versed in developing in vivo models for preclinical studies
  • Expertise in rodent neuroanatomy, stereotaxic surgery, animal behavior and histology
  • Excellent analytical, problem solving, and organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Proven ability to work as a member of an interdisciplinary team and contribute in a highly collaborative environment
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to thoroughly document and effectively present scientific data
  • High energy and passion for drug discovery and development