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Scientist / Senior Scientist – Preclinical Epilepsy Program

NeuCyte, Inc. – San Carlos, CA

Contact info: careers@neucyte.com

Who we are:

NeuCyte is a preclinical stage biotechnology 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 cells to discover and develop novel therapeutics. Based on our SynFire® 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:

For our flagship program around development of antiepileptic drugs, NeuCyte is seeking a highly motivated Scientist or Senior Scientist. You have a strong background in the neurophysiology of epileptic seizures, electrophysiological techniques, and pre-clinical models for discovery of anticonvulsant therapeutics. You are excited about building a preclinical stage drug discovery platform for epilepsy that is based on stem cell-derived human in vitro neuronal models and integrates technology including multi-electrode arrays and calcium imaging. You want to be part of a high-energy biotech environment to develop novel therapies for epilepsy patients.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead and develop NeuCyte’s early discovery platform for epilepsy 

  • Develop a vision and the research strategy around in vitro epilepsy models based on our iPSC-derived human neuronal cultures

  • Coordinate and manage drug screening, compound optimization, and assay development together with our drug development team and experts of our technology platforms

  • Interact with academic leaders and collaborators in the epilepsy field

  • Present at conferences and in meetings with collaborators

  • Manage CROs and partnerships on epilepsy-related projects

  • Interact across teams and technologies to advance our epilepsy program and support IND studies with relevant data

 

Required:

  • PhD degree and 5+ years of relevant experience in academia or industry

  • Technical expertise in electrophysiological methods, calcium imaging, EEG recordings or similar

  • Strong expertise the neurophysiology of epilepsy and relevant preclinical models 

  • Strong organizational skills, detailed planning, proactive communication, meticulous documentation

  • Excitement about working in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving biotech program with a strong drive to deliver therapies for patients in need 
     

Preferred:

  • Experience with human stem cells and human neuronal cultures

  • Experience with working in a multidisciplinary environment including chemists, biologists, data scientists 

  • Basic programming skills and expertise with analysis of electrophysiology data or similar

 

Compensation:

  •  Competitive salary and benefits commensurate with experience

 

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

Contact info: careers@neucyte.com