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Tissue Culture Manager 

NeuCyte, Inc. – San Carlos, CA

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Who we are:

NeuCyte is an early stage biopharmaceutical company that focuses on developing treatments for those suffering from neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. We develop translatable cell-based assays for modelling neuro related disorders using patient-derived and genetically-engineered neural cell types to discover novel therapeutics. Based on our SynFireTM technology, our proprietary human neural in vitro platforms assess complex electrophysiological and morphological readouts suited for target identification and validation, as well as drug efficacy testing.

What we're looking for: 

NeuCyte is seeking a highly motivated Tissue Culture Lab Manager who will be responsible for managing cell production, QC, and banking, as well as supervising and training staff. The successful candidate has a strong background in all aspects of tissue culture and has managed and led a team in a tissue culture lab. Applicants must be able to keep up with the fast pace of a small biotech company and work on multiple projects at a time.

What you’ll do:

  • Oversee and perform daily activities related to the production and maintenance of various in-house cell lines, including iPSCs, their reprogramming from primary cell lines, and the conversion of different neuronal and glial cell types from iPSCs to use in our in vitro models.

  • Develop, optimize, and implement detailed, standardized protocols and ensure documentation for all activities related to tissue culture, providing the oversight and leadership of technical procedures.

  • Oversee general tissue culture lab management, including maintaining stocks of media, reagents, and consumables, in compliance with all biohazard safety requirements, as well as maintaining and calibrating equipment.

  • Assist with the recruitment and training of staff, contribute to staff development and completion of the team milestones, and conduct annual reviews of direct reports.

  • Liaise with cross-functional teams across NeuCyte and provide the leadership and processes necessary to facilitate and maximize productivity and quality of work associated with cell production and maintenance.


  • Ph.D., or M. S. in Biology or equivalent.

  • 4+ years of cell biology experience in an academic or industrial tissue culture facility

  • 1+ year of tissue culture and laboratory management experience.

  • Experience with stem cell and mammalian cell culture. Neural culture experiences would be a plus.

  • Expertise with cell scale-up and cell banking is desirable.

  • Outstanding planning, organizational, and documentation skills.

  • Excellent collaborative and interpersonal skills to work in a cross-functional team and to communicate well with research associates and scientists.

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to motivate a team to achieve company goals.


  • Competitive salary and benefits

NeuCyte is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and celebrating diversity.

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