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Current Openings

Current Openings

Scientist and Sr. Research Associate: Neurobiology

The open scientific position(s) will support the preclinical development of conopeptide-based therapeutics for treating neuropathic pain. The successful candidate will be responsible for the design, execution and interpretation of in vitro and in vivo experiments related to the characterization of lead compounds using electrophysiology and pharmacodynamic animal models. Hands on experience with technical methods utilized in nociception studies is required including familiarity with drug- and/or nerve injury-induced neuropathic pain, and behavioral testing including von Frey, Randal-Selitto, Hargreaves and cold plate tests. In addition, the successful candidate will participate in evaluating drug mechanism of action using in vitro and ex vivo assays.

Experience including whole blood and cell subtype isolation, cell culture and cell-line generation, immunohistochemistry, Luminex, FACS and ELISA, in vitro and in vivo electrophysiology are a plus. Good communication skills and ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary scientific discovery settings. The candidate will be required to work both independently and in a multidisciplinary team setting to ensure timely completion of studies and is expected to present experimental findings at internal meetings and through written reports. Good communication skills and ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary scientific discovery settings.

A successful candidate will possess proven skills to adapt and quickly learn new techniques in a dynamic drug discovery environment. This person will be a highly motivated individual with excellent organizational skills. Independent thinking and excellent communications skills are desired.

  • Bachelors within >6 years of neuroscience working experience.
  • Master’s degree with >3 years of relevant neuroscience experience.
  • Ph.D. with experience in the field of neuroscience required.
  • Strong experience in neuroscience and behavioral models
  • Ability to work in the vivarium.
  • Computer proficient (Windows), possess excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Show attention to detail.
  • Experience working in a fast-paced research environment.

 

Please send resumes to:  resumes@kineta.us