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Research Associate

San Diego Metro Area, CA

Posted: 11/19/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -112018-23082
Position Description:
We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative hands-on biologist to support the discovery and development of small molecules targeting the treatment of autoimmune, neuro-inflammatory and CNS diseases. The successful applicant will have a strong background in in vitro experimental design and execution, with an understanding of, and willingness to work with, in vivo models of disease. This individual will participate in a broad range of programs in a dynamic, small company and be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment. Industry experience is preferred but not essential.

Responsibilities and Duties:
With guidance from supervisor, design, plan, execute and analyze in vitro pharmacology and MOA assays for targets of neuro-inflammatory/neuro-degenerative disorders
Analyze, interpret and communicate data to team
Duties will include performing in vitro assays for lead development, mechanism of action studies, and cell culture.
Support senior scientists in execution of proof-of-concept in vivo studies
Maintain well written and accurate research notebooks detailing work undertaken.
Other responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
BS in Biology and 3+ years of experience or MS in Biology and 1+ years of experience in a research setting
Strong hands-on experience laboratory experience including in vitro assays, tissue culture, FACS, basic molecular biology skills
Rodent handling experience strongly desired but not necessary
Troubleshoot problems in an independent manner
Comfortable of using computers, including a working knowledge of database upload and management
Highly detail-oriented, able to accurately follow protocols, and possesses strong record keeping skills;
Capable of working within a fast-paced team environment
Ability to work independently within a collaborative work environment
Excellent organizational, record keeping, and oral and written communication skills
Motivated, detail-oriented person desiring to work in a small company
Strong interest in clinically directed research.
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