Associate Scientist / Scientist Neurona Therapeutics San Francisco

Neurona Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco focused on the developmentof neuronal cell-based therapies for neurological disease. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who has a passion for scientific research. This is a fantastic opportunity for a junior scientist to join a team, work on transformative science, and take part in building an exciting, science-driven company and develop groundbreaking cell therapy products.
• Collaborate in a team to develop next-generation cell products for the clinical pipeline.
• Apply gene editing, viral gene delivery, and/or chemical screens to develop neuronal cell products with reduced immunogenicity, enhanced potency and/or accelerated maturation.
• Develop cell-based assays to test and validate hypotheses.
• Characterize cell products (immuno cyto-chemistry, Flow cytometry, RT-QPCR, RNA sequencing).
• Conduct fluorescence- or magnetic -activated cell sorting experiments.
• Maintain human pluripotent stem cells and differentiate into a variety of neuronal lineages utilizing scales from 384 well plates to regular and large-scale culture vessels.
• Identify lead methods and conduct validation and scale up experiments. Collaborate with Process and Preclinical departments to support disease modifying activity studies in animal models.
• Maintain detailed records, perform data analysis, and report results during team meetings

Required Qualifications:
• PhD (+0-3 years of relevant experience) or Master’s degree (+ 6-8 years of relevant experience) in cell and molecular biology (or a related field).
• Hands on experience with human stem cell culture maintenance and in vitro differentiation.
• Expertise in at least one area of: neuroimmunology/neuro inflammation, neurodevelopmental biology, or CRISPR screens
• Proven scientific achievements by high publication records
• Able to take initiative to improve work processes, develop innovative scientific methodologies and approaches to enhance research productivity.
• High integrity, great organization and ability to multitask while working within fast-paced timelines
• Critical thinking, strong team player and problem-solver
• Excellent writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills
• Willing to work a limited number of hours on some weekends.

Preferred Qualifications:
• Knowledge in neuroscience and human developmental biology
• Experience in cell assay development, immunohistochemistry, and flow cytometry analysis
• Experience in high content microscopy/screening, CRISPR screens, calcium imaging or MEAs (multi-electrode arrays) is a plus.

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Neurona is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment