Scientist/Senior Scientist, Biology (Neuro)

Employer
Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Location
San Diego, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Apr 28, 2021
Closes
May 11, 2021
Ref
2125033408
Discipline
Biology
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
This is a hands-on, laboratory-based position for a Scientist/Senior Scientist as a key member of drug discovery and development teams.

Responsibilities

Identify and establish cell-based disease models and assays through hands-on experiments
Design and execute in vitro and in vivo pharmacology studies to facilitate drug discovery
Maintain a high level of productivity in the lab and perform critical experiments
Demonstrate independence in troubleshooting and solving technical problems
Present research findings to project teams and governance bodies and prepare study reports
May mentor/supervise a team of associates and guide the performance of those individuals; is accountable for the effective performance of the team/individuals
May coordinate the activities of a multi-functional drug development team; is responsible for the milestone achievement of the drug development program

Requirements:

Ph.D. degree with 3+ years working experience or B.S./M.S. degree with 7+ years working experience in molecular biology, cell biology, biology, biochemistry or related field with emphasis on neuroscience
Extensive experience in mammalian neuronal cell culture (e.g. immortalized cells, primary cells, induced pluripotent stem cells)
Demonstrated expertise in cell-based in vitro assays (e.g. qPCR, immunocytochemistry, ELISA, Western blots)
Track-record of high-quality scientific achievement, creativity and problem-solving skills
Excellent in communication, organizational skills, record keeping and collaboration
Ability to work effectively in a fast-pace, self-starting matrix organization

Preferred:

Prior hands-on experience in in vivo pharmacology studies (e.g. mice handling, tissue processing, sample analysis)
Neuroscience research experience
Previous pharmaceutical/biotech experience
Research experience in neurodegenerative diseases

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