Current Openings

Lab Assistant

The Laboratory Assistant will perform operations that will aid in maximizing the research productivity of the laboratory staff. Day-to-day functions include reagent preparation, cleaning and autoclaving of equipment and materials, solid and liquid waste disposal, inventory management and other duties to support daily operations of the R&D teams. Neurona Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco focused on the development of neuronal stem cell-based therapies for neurological disease. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small team and take part in building an exciting, science-driven company.

Lab Assistant Responsibilities:
  • Perform sterile preparation of laboratory glassware, tools, and reagents
  • Oversee the stock inventory, ordering and receiving incoming reagents
  • Stock all areas of R&D with appropriate supplies
  • Assist scientists with operations involving some technical manipulations, if appropriate
  • Clean water baths, incubators, freezers, biological safety cabinets and other equipment on a scheduled basis
  • Responsible for biohazardous waste management
  • Coordination of equipment calibration, servicing and repairs
  • Follow Good Documentation Practices, Good Laboratory Practices and Standard Operating Procedures when required and adhere to all safety and company policies
  • Participate in self-development activities and training of others
  • Recommend and implement methods to increase the quality of products and/or services.
  • Work well in a team environment with shared responsibilities and assist with core assay service as needed
Lab Assistant Skills & Experience:
  • AA or BS degree in biology, biotechnology or a related field
  • Pre or post-graduate experience in a clean room or cell culture lab is preferred, but not required
  • All standard laboratory bench techniques commonly acquired through obtaining a BS degree
  • Ability to work collaboratively with multi-disciplinary groups in a fast-paced work environment
  • Superior organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously and accurately
  • Ability to adjust rapidly to shifting priorities and variable workloads
  • Track record of reliability and ability to work independently in a laboratory environment. 
  • Communicates well in oral and written format, and must possesses adequate computer skills for word processing and data management
  • Willing and able to work on a flexible work schedule, to meet the demands of the R&D team


Associate Scientist/Scientist (Analytical Development)

The Associate Scientist/Scientist, Analytical Development will play an integral role in the development, optimization, execution and transfer of analytical methods for the characterization of our cell therapy products. We are looking for a highly motivated individual, with hands-on experience in flow cytometry, cell based assays and PCR methods. The successful candidate will thrive in a fast paced, highly collaborative startup environment.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small team, work on transformative science, and take part in building an exciting, science-driven company.

Responsibilities include:
  • Plan, design and execute studies to develop new analytical methods for in-process controls and product characterization
  • Provide analytical support for process development activities
  • Collaborate closely with Discovery Research, Quality, Process Sciences and external partners in the development and transfer of analytical methods
  • Communicate results in written and oral presentations, and develop documentation (SOPs, development reports etc.)
  • Ph.D. in relevant scientific or engineering discipline with at least one year experience in the biotechnology industry, or other relevant degree and experience in biotechnology
  • Experience with cell based assays, flow cytometry, PCR based methods
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to clearly and effectively present and document experimental data
  • Knowledge of regulatory requirements and guidelines on analytical development (e.g. GMPs, ICH Q9/10)
  • Experience with state-of-the-art high content/high throughput technologies for cell based assays a plus
  • Previous experience with cell therapies a plus


Research Associate (Discovery Biology)
Cell Culture

  • Maintain human pluripotent stem cells and differentiated cells.
  • Perform stem cell differentiation and characterize differentiated cultures.
  • Conduct fluorescence-activated cell sorting, as well as magnetic sorting, experiments.
  • Execute immune-cyto-chemistry experiments to analyze gene expression.
  • Utilize high content image acquisition and analysis technology to perform high-throughput quantification of gene expression analysis.
  • Execute molecular biology related activities including DNA/RNA prep, PCR, cloning, construct generation, virus prep, and in-situ hybridization.
  • Prepare tissue culture reagents (media, small molecules, cytokines); Tissue culture room upkeep and restocking.
  • Maintain detailed records.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in cell/molecular biology or related field.
  • Clear knowledge of sterile tissue culture technique (at least two years experience).
  • Familiar with pluripotent stem cell culture, in vitro directed differentiation paradigms, and molecular/functional characterization of derived cell types.
  • Willing to work a limited number of hours most weekends.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to take initiative to improve work processes, develop innovative scientific methodologies and approaches to enhance research productivity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one year of experience with human pluripotent (embryonic or induced) stem cell maintenance, differentiation, and cell sorting/flow cytometry.
  • Experience with transcript- and protein-based gene expression analyses, high content screening, and lab automation technologies.
  • Knowledge of brain development.


Research Associate (Preclinical Neuroscience)

Neurona Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco created to develop stem cell-based therapies for neurological disease. Our ideal Research Associate candidate is a self-motivated individual who has clearly demonstrated a passion for scientific research. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small team, work on transformative science, and take part in building an exciting, science-driven company.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Perform manual scoring of bio-potential signals such as EEG
  • Perform rodent surgical procedures such as telemetry device placement, intracranial injections, dosing and tissue collection
  • Analyze data, interpret results and generate figures for presentations
  • Ability to use Matlab or other software for signal processing data analysis is desirable
  • Conduct independent experiments and contribute to collaborative activities
  • Maintain detailed and accurate records and laboratory notebooks
  • Perform basic laboratory procedures and protocols, including preparation and handling of reagents
Required Qualifications:
  • Previous relevant lab experience and supporting references
  • Experience with rodent survival surgery
  • Experience with biomedical signal processing is desirable
  • Highly motivated, self-directed with the ability to participate in multiple projects
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to contribute to a team
  • Clear, effective written and verbal communication
  • Reliable availability for limited weekend work
  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, neuroscience, bioengineering, or a related field



For immediate consideration, please email your resume to .

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package.
All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the US.
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