Scientist / Senior Scientist – Preclinical Epilepsy Program

Job Title: Scientist / Senior Scientist – Preclinical Epilepsy Program
Location: San Carlos, United States
Reference: 393
Contact Name: Curtis Bull
Job Published: November 04, 2019 16:27

Job Description

The Client:

Preclinical stage biotech company with a focus on neurological disorders. Currently develops cell-based assays for neuro-related disorders using genetically engineered neural cell types to discover novel therapeutics. 

What you’ll do:

  • Head and develop companies early discovery platform for epilepsy 

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

  • Manage drug screening, compound optimization, and assay development. 

  • Present at conferences and in meetings with collaborators and interact with academic leaders and collaborators in the epilepsy field.

  • Manage CROs and partnerships on epilepsy-related projects.

  • Advance companies epilepsy program and support IND studies with data findings. 



  • PhD degree and 3+ years of relevant experience.

  • Technical knowledge of electrophysiological methods, calcium imaging, and EEG recordings.

  • Strong knowledge of the neurophysiology of epilepsy and relevant preclinical models 

  • Meticulous documentation.


  • Human stem cells and human neuronal culture experience. 

  • Experience with analysis of electrophysiology data or similar

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