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Preclinical Research Associate

Neurona Therapeutics

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 08/01/2022
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  • Company Address: 170 Harbor Way, South San Francisco, CA, 94080

About Neurona Therapeutics

Neurona is a biotherapeutics company developing neural cell therapies with single-dose curative potential for the treatment of chronic neurological disorders. Based on a novel neural cell lineage pioneered by the company’s scientific founders, Neurona has built a robust regenerative platform and is developing neuronal, glial, and gene-edited cell therapy candidates that provide long-term repair of dysfunctional neural networks for multiple neurological disorders.

Job Description

Neurona Therapeutics is a clinical stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, CA that was created to develop cell-based therapies for neurological disease. We have an opening for a Preclinical Research Associate who will contribute to ongoing programs and build new animal models to study modulation of neural circuits and support translational development of cellular therapeutics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working with rodents including handling, dosing, surgical procedures and tissue collection
  • Observation and scoring of behavioral assays
  • Analysis of EEG (electroencephalography) for seizures
  • Processing tissue for histology: Microtome and cryostat sectioning, staining,  immunohistochemistry, imaging and quantitative analysis
  • Following experimental protocols and maintaining detailed and accurate records
  • Analyzing data, interpreting and communicating results
  • Conducting independent experiments and contributing to collaborative activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 2-3 years of relevant experience, or Master’s degree in biology, neuroscience, or a related field (or equivalent)
  • Previous relevant lab experience and supporting references that includes working with animals
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to contribute to a team
  • Clear, effective written and verbal communication

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