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Senior Research Associate, Cell Biology

Employer
Nine Square Therapeutics
Location
San Francisco, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Dec 9, 2021

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Sector
Academic / Research
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
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About Us: New Hope for People Living with Movement Disorders

Nine Square Therapeutics is discovering and delivering novel small-molecule therapeutics for Parkinson's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and non-degenerative forms of movement disorders such as essential tremors and dyskinesias - diseases for which patients are urgently awaiting more effective treatments.

Nine Square, founded by ATP and leading scientists at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF), has the capabilities and depth in computational science to drive drug discovery at an accelerated pace and provide multiple approaches to high value targets, to bring hope and help to people living with debilitating conditions.

Nine Square combines leading capabilities in computational chemistry, biophysics, and computational biology with a machine-learning-enabled cell profiling platform for target identification, chemical optimization, and patient stratification.

What We Value:

Nine Square Therapeutics offers a dynamic start-up environment with a close-knit team of mission-driven professionals. We seek colleagues to push the boundaries of drug discovery and identify innovative solutions to challenging scientific problems.

Position Summary:

As a Senior Research Associate in the Biology team your work will be central to the discovery and characterization of novel small molecule drugs targeting the brain. You will utilize your experience to support the establishment of core laboratory protocols and best practices and to execute critical in vitro experiments for several ongoing projects. As an early hire, you will help grow the company and its culture and your contributions will be key to the company's success.

Responsibilities:

• Execute cell-based experiments and analyze data to support several programs; assay types include Immunohistochemistry and imaging of live and fixed cells, ELISA and protein interaction assays

• Lead cell line maintenance and cell banking and support stable cell line development

• Manage core lab functions, such as inventory management, instrument maintenance and general lab safety

Qualifications:

• BS with at least 5 years of hands-on laboratory experience or MS with at least 3 years of relevant experience

• Experience with tissue culture, immunohistochemistry, cell imaging, western blotting and ELISA

• Solid background in cell biology

• Strong oral and written communication skills and a drive to learn and to proactively contribute ideas to push our research to the next stage

Education / Experience:

• BS with at least 5 years of hands-on laboratory experience or MS with at least 3 years of relevant experience

• Experience with tissue culture, immunohistochemistry, cell imaging, western blotting and ELISA

• Solid background in cell biology

Preferred Qualifications:

• MS with at least three years of relevant experience as per above.

Nine Square Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider you without regard to your race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.
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