Associate Scientist / Senior Research Associate / Research Associate, Biology

Nura Bio
South San Francisco
Nov 27, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Associate Scientist / Senior Research Associate / Research Associate, Biology

Nura Bio is a venture-backed biopharmaceutical company located in South San Francisco, CA. At Nura Bio, we are transforming recent scientific breakthroughs in axonal degeneration and neuroimmune regulation into neuroprotective medicines to offer renewed hope for those affected by serious neurological diseases.

We are looking for a highly motivated Associate Scientist / Senior Research Associate / Research Associate to join the biology team. In your role, you will be focused on mechanism of action studies, biochemical and cell-based assay development, assay execution in medium throughput, as well as the establishment of cell-based systems to interrogate new target biology and support new target validation. The exact level of your role will be commensurate with your experience. As a member of the Nura Bio team, you will be part of a culture of scientific excellence, rigorous innovation, collaboration, and fun! We offer exciting professional growth opportunities, highly competitive compensation, equity, and a generous benefits package. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain stable cell lines and primary glial and neuronal cultures
  • Conduct molecular biology, biochemical and cell-based assays in low-medium throughput to support new target identification and validation, compound optimization efforts, and mechanism of action studies
  • Analyze data, interpret, and communicate results
  • Keep detailed and organized records of experimental protocols and results
  • Rely upon your keen analytical and problem-solving skills to troubleshoot technical issues and implement solutions
  • Keep current with scientific literature relating to neurodegeneration

Professional Experience/Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in Biochemistry, Molecular/Cell Biology, or related discipline with hands on research experience in either an academic lab or industrial setting
  • Demonstrated ability to independently design and execute experiments
  • Experience in mammalian tissue culture including cell lines and primary cells
  • Experience with gene editing techniques including lentiviral production and transduction, stable cell line development, siRNA, and CRISPR-based gene editing
  • Experience with basic molecular biology techniques and assay platforms including but not limited to qPCR, western blot, Alpha screens, and MSD
  • Experience with mouse dissection/tissue harvest
  • Experience with robotics and automated liquid handling systems

If you have the experience we are seeking and would like the opportunity to contribute to our mission, we would like to hear from you! Please send your CV with a cover letter delineating why you are interested to join Nura Bio. 
Nura Bio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.