Senior Scientist, Cell Production Lead 

NeuCyte, Inc. – Mountian View, CA

Contact info: careers@neucyte.com

Who we are:

NeuCyte is a biotechnology company that focuses on developing treatments for those suffering from neurological and neurodegenerative disorders. We develop translatable cell-based assays for modelling neurological disorders using patient-derived and genetically-engineered neural cells to discover novel therapeutics. Based on our SynFire® technology, our proprietary human neural in vitro platforms assess complex electrophysiological and morphological readouts suited for lead identification and optimization, as well as drug efficacy testing. 

What we're looking for: 

NeuCyte is seeking a highly motivated Cell Production Lead who will be responsible for lead and conduct cell production and banking, together with other staff. The successful candidate has a strong background in all aspects of tissue culture, including planning and scheduling, in a tissue culture facility. Applicants who can keep up with the fast pace of a small biotech 

   
What you’ll do:

  • Oversee and perform daily activities related to the production and maintenance of various in-house cell lines, including iPSCs, 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.

  • Work with others to conduct 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.

  • Participate in 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

 

Required: 

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

  • 5+ years of cell biology experience in tissue culture facilities, preferably in an industrial setting

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

  • Strong experience with stem cell, especially iPSC, 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.

Compensation:

  • 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.

Contact info: careers@neucyte.com