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Scientist, Molecular and Cellular Neurobiology

Employer
VersaPeutics, Inc
Location
La Jolla, California, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Sector
Academic / Research, Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
VersaPeutics, Inc. is a biotechnology startup based in San Diego California devoted to discovering novel targets for the development of first-in-class, life-changing treatments for nervous system disorders.

We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist with a background in cellular and molecular neurobiology to join our R&D team full-time with an employee benefits package, the compensation will be adjusted based on experience. Your responsibilities will include the development of in vitro and cell-based assays to identify and characterize small molecules for our drug discovery pipeline; conducting IND-enabling experiments such as PK/PD, with a focus on stability, efficacy and toxicity studies. The ideal candidate will be adept at working on a multi-disciplinary team with a flexible work style and contributing to a diverse range of projects and disease areas, under the guidance of senior scientific staff.

Please include the contact information of two to three references along with your CV or resume in the application.

Key Responsibilities
  • Conduct in vitro and cell based experiments toward technical goals and prioritize delivering results within agreed timelines.
  • Perform studies in rodents to evaluate testing article's in regards to in vivo PK/PD, distribution, toxicity, and efficacy.
  • Provide support to other members of the team, including buffer preparation, re-stocking lab supplies, checking the inventory of supplies.
  • Routine lab maintenance

Qualifications
  • MS in biology/biochemistry or related discipline with 3 + years of laboratory research experience in an academic or industry setting
  • PhD in relevant discipline as noted above with 0-1 year experience
  • Proven ability to work in a multidisciplinary environment on multiple concurrent projects
  • Good organizational skills
  • Excellent communication skills (both oral and written), analytical skills, and problem-solving skills, are necessary

Preference will be given to candidates with experience in one or more of the following:
  • Hands on experience with cellular assays such as mammalian tissue culture, plasmid transfection, western blots, and immunostaining.
  • Hands on experience with molecular biology experiments such as bacterial culture, subcloning, plasmid purification, and PCR.
  • Prior hands on experience with rodent experiments preferred, such as but not limited to genotyping, injections, anesthetization, surgeries, behavioral tests, euthanasia, tissue collection, immunostaining and anatomical tracing.
  • Experience with ELISA or other high throughput assays are preferred but not necessary.
  • Experience with assay development or drug discovery is preferred but not necessary.


VersaPeutics, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants in all company facilities without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy, childbirth, physical disability, mental and/or intellectual disability, age, military status or status as a Vietnam-era or special disabled veteran, marital status, registered domestic partner or civil union status, gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression), medical condition (including, but not limited to, cancer related or HIV/AIDS related), genetic information, or sexual orientation in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.

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