Current Openings

Research Associate (Discovery Biology)

Neurona Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco focused on the development of neuronal cell-based therapies for neurological disease. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who has 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.

Responsibilities:
  • Maintain human pluripotent stem cells and differentiated cells.
  • Perform stem cell differentiation into neuronal lineages using a large variety of formats, from 384 well plates to regular vessels and eventually in bioreactors.
  • Characterize differentiated cultures using a panel molecular biology methods (immuno cyto-chemistry, Flow cytometry, RT-QPCR).
  • Conduct fluorescence-activated cell sorting, as well as magnetic sorting, experiments.
  • Utilize High Content Screening (HCS) technology for high-throughput quantification of gene expression.
  • 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 during weekends.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Initiative to improve work processes and develop innovative scientific methodologies to enhance research productivity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • At least one year of experience with human pluripotent (embryonic or induced) stem cell maintenance, differentiation, cell sorting and immuno cyto chemistry.
  • Experience with transcript and protein-based gene expression analyses, high content screening, and lab automation technologies.
  • Knowledge of bio-processes development.
  • Knowledge of human developmental biology.

 
 
 

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.

Responsibilities may include:
  • Following experimental protocols
  • Maintaining detailed and accurate records
  • Analyzing data, interpreting and communicating results
  • Processing tissue for histology: Microtome and cryostat sectioning, staining, immunohistochemistry, imaging and analysis
  • Observation and scoring of behavioral assays
  • Analyzing EEG traces
  • Performing basic laboratory procedures, including handling of reagents and preparation of solutions
  • Conducting independent experiments and contributing to collaborative activities
Required qualifications:
  • Previous relevant lab experience and supporting references
  • Strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to contribute to a team
  • Clear, effective written and verbal communication
  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree (or equivalent) in biology, neuroscience, or a related field

 
 
 

Research Associate (Process Science)

Neurona Therapeutics is an early stage biotechnology company based in South San Francisco focused on the development of neuronal cell-based therapies for neurological diseases. Our ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who has 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.

Responsibilities:
  • Preparation and analysis of cell samples by flow cytometry.
  • Perform immunocytochemistry, RNA extraction and quantitative PCR.
  • Prepare tissue culture reagents and maintain cell cultures with aseptic techniques.
  • Maintain detailed records in laboratory notebooks, templates and databases.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biology or biochemistry.
  • Experience with quantitative PCR and flow cytometry are a must.
  • Availability to work a limited number of hours on occasional weekends.
  • Excellent writing, verbal communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Able to take initiative to improve work processes, develop innovative scientific methodologies and approaches to enhance research productivity.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • 2 years of industrial research experience.
  • Previous experience with method development for analysis of cells or biomolecules.
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates with experience in cell-based assays.
  • 1-2 years of experience in molecular biology (RT-qPCR, RNA-seq etc) and whole-cell (immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, in-situ hybridization etc) analysis techniques.
  • Experience in aseptic handling of cell culture with preference for stem cell culture maintenance and differentiation.

 
 
 

For immediate consideration, please email your resume to: jobs@neuronatx.com.

Neurona is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment.

Note to Employment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. The company will not be responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.