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11/02/2022

Postdoctoral Scientist Position – Waisman Center in IDD Research, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Description

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is recruiting postdoctoral trainees for its NICHD-funded Postdoctoral Training Program in Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research. Appointments will be for 2 years beginning in the summer of 2023. The program provides multidisciplinary training with an emphasis on social affective processes, communication, family processes, epidemiology, genetics, and biobehavioral research on intellectual and developmental disabilities. Faculty use sophisticated statistical approaches, longitudinal research methods, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and psychobiology, among other approaches to data collection and analysis as applied to intellectual and developmental disability.

Postdoctoral stipends are determined by NIH, based on years of relevant experience beyond the doctoral degree: grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-22-132.html.

NIH also provides funds for tuition, travel, and research supplies. In addition to the NIH stipend, the Waisman Center offers a $3000 annual supplement, and trainees are eligible for excellent health insurance coverage. NIH requires that trainees in this program be U.S. citizens, non-citizen nationals, or permanent residents of the United States. Individuals on temporary or student visas are not eligible. Trainees or scholars in these programs who are permanent residents of the U.S. must submit a notary’s signed statement with the appointment form certifying that they have (1) a permanent resident card (USCIS Form I-551) or (2) other legal verification of such status.

For application procedures and information, visit: https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/administrative-core/postdoctoral-training-program-idd/. Please submit all materials except letters of recommendation in one pdf. To ensure consideration, apply by January 5, 2023.

Post-docs entering this program will become part of a multidisciplinary center dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases throughout the life course. Our team of researchers, scientists, clinicians, and staff seek answers to questions about the causes and consequences of developmental disabilities like autism, Down syndrome, and fragile X, etc. For information about the Waisman Center, visit: https://www.waisman.wisc.edu/.

Please contact melissa.henning@wisc.edu with questions.

Postdoctoral Scientist Position – Waisman Center in IDD Research, University of Wisconsin (Madison, WI)

Description

The Waisman Center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is seeking nominations for predoctoral trainees from underrepresented groups to visit our center. The goal of this visit is to learn about our NIH-funded postdoctoral training program on research in intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). During the 2-day visit, the trainee would learn about research at the center, meet with investigators, share a meal with current postdoctoral fellows, and tour campus and Madison.

The trainee must be: 1) a PhD student in the last two years of their doctoral program; 2) engaged in research and training on IDD; and 3) from an economically disadvantaged background or underrepresented racial/ethnic group as defined in nomination instructions.

Waisman Center Postdoctoral Program in IDD Research

The Waisman center at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is dedicated to advancing knowledge about human development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases through research, training, services, and outreach.

Postdoctoral fellows work with faculty who are engaged in social-affective, communication, and biobehavioral research as applied to individuals with a variety of types of IDD (e.g., autism, fragile X syndrome, Down syndrome, and cerebral palsy). This research uses sophisticated statistical approaches, longitudinal designs, brain imaging methods, GWAS, social genomics, and psychobiology, among other approaches to data collection and analysis.

Click here to learn more about the postdoctoral program and research at the Waisman Center.

Nomination Instructions:

Nominations are requested by November 30th 2022, but all interested and qualified applicants are encouraged to apply at any time. Click here to access full instructions and the fillable nomination form.

10/21/2022

Postdoctoral Scientist Position – Baylor School of Medicine (Houston, TX)

Description

When you apply, we will facilitate the process to identify future postdoc positions that match your interests. If selected for PROS, you will meet with multiple faculty and trainees, connect with current BCM postdocs, and learn about research, career development and support resources designed to help you reach your professional goals. Virtual Programming from the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs will occur during the second week of November. Meetings with faculty will be scheduled separately within November. The application is due Oct. 31, 2022.

Eligibility Requirements

Anticipate completion of Ph.D. degree by July 1, 2023.
Ph.D. candidate of a U.S. Institution
We welcome applications from students of all backgrounds, especially from individuals who belong to groups that are underrepresented in biomedical research.

Application Process

For the application, you will need the following items:

  • Research experience statement (500 words or less)
  • Research interests and career goals statement (500 words or less)
  • Keywords to describe your research interests
  • CV
  • List up to four faculty members with whom you would like to meet. (Get tips for finding faculty whose interests match yours.)
  • Name and Email address of your graduate school mentor.

7/29/2022

Postdoctoral Scientist – Cell Signaling & Tissue Microenvironments, VA Hospital (Seattle, WA)

Description

The Northwest MIRECC at the VA Puget Sound in Seattle, WA is seeking an outstanding cellular and molecular scientist. The successful candidate will lead the development of translational research projects using animal models of traumatic brain injury to develop testable hypotheses in the clinical research environment. Specific responsibilities will include working synergistically with our internal and external partners to develop, validate and deploy CYTOF, imaging mass cytometry, lightsheet microscopy and biomarker identification methods.

The successful candidate will have a strong background in applying advanced cellular and molecular biology techniques to answer fundamental questions in the fields of neurotrauma with a track record of both individual and team contributions in solving complex research problems. Strongest consideration will be given to candidates with a proven history of identifying and progressing novel hypotheses forward in discovery research and/or translational settings. Hands-on experience customizing tools and assays to follow the science and tease apart immunological mechanisms using cutting-edge technologies such as reporter cell assays, gene signature discovery, high-content imaging, phenotypic screens, lineage fate tracing, and targeted mutagenesis, is highly desired. Relevant experiences would also include familiarity with high-dimensional flow cytometry, CYTOF, single cell transcriptomics, epigenetics and tissue transcriptomics. Bioinformatics expertise and ability to create high impact visualizations are strongly preferred.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated team player who is willing to push the boundaries of human neuro-immunological research through scientific leadership, individual and team contributions and continuing scholarship covering the ever-changing landscapes of neurotrauma and immunology. The successful candidate will also have an established external network in immunology and excellent communication skills that can represent our efforts to our stakeholders internally and in external forums.

The VA Puget Sound offers exceptional working conditions, and nurtures diversity and team-science in an intellectually rich and stimulating setting. We provide a highly collaborative research environment offering the opportunity to interface closely with our molecular biologists, bioinformaticians, and partner institutions which include the University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle Children’s, the Allen Institute for Brain Science and the Institute for Systems Biology. Together we will unravel key mechanistic pathways of the human immune system across the neuroinflammatory timeline following TBI.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· PhD and/or MD in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related discipline.

· Direct research experience in neuroscience, immunology, biochemistry, molecular biology or related discipline.

· Strong reputation for delivering cutting-edge research as evidenced by high impact publications and dogma shifting contributions to the field or multiple contributions to a drug development pipeline.

· Published experience in fluorescent microscopy.

· Previous work with animal models and their behavioral analysis.

· Demonstrated excellence creating cellular or molecular tools to drive target discovery & validation efforts in a research or translational settings including proficiency building

out advanced experimental approaches in high-throughput cellular reporter assays, qPCR, siRNA/shRNA target modulation, molecular cloning, and/or lentiviral induced gene expression

· Proven record of tracking and meeting goals/milestones across multiple projects

· Exceptional oral and written communication skills

· Must be a U.S. citizen

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

· Direct experience in reporter cell assays, high-content imaging, phenotypic screens, lineage fate tracing, targeted mutagenesis, is highly desired

· Preference given for light sheet microscopy, serial 2-photon tomography and or imaging mass cytometry experience

· Preference given for bioinformatic and computational experience with RNA sequence analysis pipelines using R

· Preference for flow cytometry skills and immunostaining procedures, which are required for successful flow cytometry and or CYTOF applications

· Highly regarded as a mentor for junior and cross-discipline scientists

· Functional knowledge of cytokine networks, gene signature discovery, and in vivo immune cell trafficking

· Proven ability to drive meaningful data visualization from large data sets and work synergistically with bioinformaticians/systems biology teams

· Able to work independently as well as in a collaborative high paced environment

· Bold and detail-oriented scientific spirit with a passion for building out novel tools for the immunology community

For more information, or to apply for this opportunity, please contact Dr. James Meabon via email at: james64@uw.edu

5/27/2022

Tim B. Engle Endowed Professorship for Brain Health Innovations, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and Garvey Institute for Brain Health Solutions (Seattle, WA)

Description

Seeking candidates to lead the Institute’s work in the area of cognitive aging. The successful candidate will direct a clinical research program in cognitive aging and a clinical program that supports cognitive aging and oversees the training and mentorship of trainees and junior faculty. Factors for consideration include, but are not limited to, achieving regional or national recognition as a clinician-scientist in the field of cognitive aging and experience, and holding a diverse funding portfolio. This new position will be supported, in part, by an endowment from the Tim B. Engle Endowed Professorship for Brain Health Innovations. The anticipated start date for this position is Summer 2022.
Learn more about the position and view application instructions.

5/6/2022

Scientific Data Engineer II – Data Integration – Data & Technology (Brain Science), Allen Institute (Seattle, WA)

Description

The mission of the Allen Institute is to unlock the complexities of bioscience and advance our knowledge to improve human health. Using an open science, multi-scale, team-oriented approach, the Allen Institute focuses on accelerating foundational research, developing standards and models, and cultivating new ideas to make a broad, transformational impact on science.

The mission of the Allen Institute for Brain Science is to accelerate the understanding of how the human brain works in health and disease. Using a big science approach, we generate useful public resources, drive technological and analytical advances, and discover fundamental brain properties through integration of experiments, modeling and theory.

We are looking for a Scientific Data Engineer to join our Data Integration Team. This position will work closely with scientists, ontologists, engineering teams, and consortia members to develop solutions for data integration and interoperability to support data ingest, organization, analysis and reuse. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in data modeling and data integration and will bring a passion for linking data and knowledge to help create a useful compendium of information for neuroscientists. You will understand the complexity of combining biological data from heterogenous sources, the difficulty of standardizing data and have experience in addressing some of these issues in scientific work.

To gain more insight on the projects you will impact, please visit the Allen Brain Map data portal (portal.brain-map.org) and BICCN portal (biccn.org)

The Allen Institute believes that team science significantly benefits from the participation of diverse voices, experiences, and backgrounds. High-quality science can only be produced when it includes different perspectives. We are committed to increasing diversity across every team and encourage people from all backgrounds to apply for this role.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Perform data wrangling, data curation, and data validation and serve as a liaison and technical support for consortium scientists
Lead efforts in collaboration with domain experts to prototype data structures
Lead development of data management best practices and policies; contribute to development of data governance strategy and data life cycle
Lead and contribute to efforts with community partners and scientists to develop and document data standards, including data quality and formats
Assess data and product needs to define data requirements for data integration; facilitate requirements review
Document data ingest processes and curation SOPs
Build consensus for data integration efforts across platforms and organizations and advocate for FAIR principles
Produce data reports and write data release notes
Participate in outreach efforts to curate, publish, and publicize highly dimensional biomedical data sets, research tools, and publications
Codevelop requirements and support creation of infrastructure for tools to support data ingest, validation and dashboarding
Identify, investigate and solve data quality issues on an ongoing basis
Note: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. This description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not proscribe or restrict the tasks that may be assigned.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant technical discipline (e.g., engineering, computer science, informatics, neuroscience, genomics) or equivalent combination of degree and experience
1 or more years equivalent experience
Proficiency with Python or equivalent programming language

Preferred Qualifications

Advanced degree (MLIS, MS, PhD) in a relevant technical discipline (e.g., neuroscience, genomics, physics, information science, applied math)
At least 2 years’ experience with scientific data modeling, schema development, metadata management, data governance or data quality technologies
Knowledge of OWL, RDF, PROV, JSON-LD, graph databases
Experience with non-relational/unstructured, graph or big data database development/design
In-depth understanding of some of the data domains and associated standards that are relevant for neuroscience, imaging, and genomics
Familiarity with scientific data modeling, metadata management, data governance and data quality technologies
History of contributing to open source and/or community-based projects
Hands-on knowledge of cloud-based infrastructure (AWS, Azure, or GCP) and experience using data-related services
Familiarity with DMBoK
Strong interpersonal, communication and presentation skills
Strong project management and organizational skills
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills combined with capacity for complex, detail-oriented work
Allen Institute Scientific Data Engineer II Application

4/7/2022

Postdoctoral Recruiter position, St. Jude Children’s Hospital, (Memphis, TN)

Description

  • Works as a team member to meet the postdoctoral recruitment needs of the institution.
  • Works with the Director of Postdoc Talent Acquisition to develop and implement creative recruiting strategies that meet the postdoctoral fellow employment needs of the institution.
  • Participates in conferences/meetings/career fairs, to promote postdoctoral openings at St. Jude. Follows up with candidates, collects CVs and reference letters, and distributes to appropriate faculty.
  • Schedules onsite interview visits upon faculty request.
  • Cultivates positive relationships with faculty, postdocs and team members.
  • Assists with the development and distribution of advertising materials.
  • Assists with maintenance of recruitment database.
  • Assists with special recruitment events such as the St. Jude National Graduate Student Symposium.
  • Understands and applies institutional policies to prepare  check requests, travel requests, expense reports, and other required documentation.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to assist with postdoctoral recruiting.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned in order to meet the goals and objectives of the office and institution.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor of Science degree in the biological or biomedical sciences required
  • MSc or Ph.D. preferred

Minimum Experience

  • Experience in a research or academic environment required
  • Experience in presenting research at a national scientific conference preferred.
  • Experience in scientific recruitment, administration, event planning or marketing preferred.
  • Basic PC skills required.
  • Database management skills preferred

Required Credentials

  • Must have a valid driver’s license from the employee’s state of residence and be insurable by St. Jude’s insurance carrier

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4/1/2022

Postdoctoral Fellowship Position, SALK Institute for Biological Studies, (La Jolla, CA)

Description

The Salk Fellows Program is a path for exceptionally talented early-stage career scientists to embark on fully independent research programs as an alternative to traditional postdoctoral studies. We seek bold leaders who are passionate in exploring new frontiers in science and pursuing innovative solutions to fundamental questions in biology. Candidates or recent PhD or MD graduates, ideally no more than one year from graduation with two at the most, with demonstrated excellence in research and leadership ability are appointed as Principal Investigators for an initial term of three years with the possibility for an extension of one to two additional years for a maximum of five years. Salk Fellow appointees are eligible for consideration for promotion to Assistant Professor.

Salk fellows are interdisciplinary scientists who integrate diverse approaches (e.g. computer science, mathematics, imaging, computational biology, physics, machine learning, molecular modeling, synthetic biology or engineering) to address fundamental biological questions. Areas of interest include, but are not limited to, all aspects of health and disease (e.g. human, plant and global health/disease), adaptation and evolution, host-pathogen interactions, neurobiology, physiology, translational medicine and genomics, biophysics and bioengineering. Prospective Fellows’ proposed research should not be simply an extension of their graduate work but should pursue bold and uncharted frontiers. The work should be exciting, combining originality and risk, two factors that often lower the chances of obtaining support through traditional channels but can lead to truly groundbreaking discoveries.

Candidates must complete an application online through Interfolio and include a current curriculum vitae, research statement, and three recommendation letters from scientists who are distinguished leaders in their fields, including one from their research advisor.  Selected referees should be able to comment in depth on candidates’ accomplishments and potential and describe the impact of their proposed research programs on their fields.  Research advisors should explain how candidates’ research is distinct from previous work conducted in their labs. Referees should also address candidates’ readiness to start and operate an independent lab and their potential to benefit from an accelerated path to an independent research career.
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2/04/2022

Assistant Teaching Professor, Biology Department, University of Washington (Seattle, WA)

Description

The Department of Biology at the University of Washington (UW), Seattle, invites applications for one full-time (9-month) Assistant Teaching Professor in Biology, starting no earlier than March 16, 2022. The initial appointment is for three years, with the possibility of renewal. The position is non-tenure eligible.

All UW faculty members engage in teaching and service. The successful candidate will be expected to contribute to teaching efforts in the area of physiology and neurosciences in the Biology Department, as well as coordinate the undergraduate teaching labs for Neurosciences 301 and 302, which are largely electrophysiology oriented. These are the first two courses in the undergraduate Neuroscience Major at UW, a competitive major in which students engage in intensive lecture and laboratory-based training in neuroscience. This position also includes serving as instructor of record for Neurosciences 515 Teaching Practicum, which provides training for the Graduate Program in Neuroscience teaching interns. Information about the UW Undergraduate Neuroscience Major can be found at (http://depts.washington.edu/nbio/). The successful candidate will enhance and augment the Department of Biology missions of teaching, service, and outreach.

Qualifications

Applicants must have earned a doctorate, or foreign equivalent, in the areas of neuroscience or physiology by the date of appointment. Two years of postdoctoral experience yielding demonstrated expertise in research and teaching in the above-mentioned areas is required.

Instructions

A complete application will include:
1) Two brief statements (<200 words each) summarizing (1) your past teaching accomplishments and (2) how your teaching will broaden diversity and access in biology teaching.
2) A diversity statement that explains how you have promoted equity and diversity in the past, and how you will promote inclusion in your classroom environment.
3) A publicly accessible link to a ten minute video demonstrating best teaching practices in an area of physiology or neuroscience.
4) A single PDF file containing your cover letter, CV (including your full publication list), teaching statement (one page).(Note: All but the cover letter are mandatory).

The deadline for applications to receive full consideration is March 1, 2022. Questions about the search should be sent to: Dr. Martha Bosma, Professor in Biology, martibee@uw.edu. Application

Two (2) one-year Term Assistant Professor Position, Neuroscience Department, Barnard College, Columbia University (NY, NY) $70,000

Description

The Department of Neuroscience and Behavior at BARNARD COLLEGE, COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY seeks to fill two one-year Term Assistant Professor positions to teach undergraduates. The teaching load is five courses per year, including lecture, laboratory, and/or seminar courses, with flexibility of precise areas of interest within the broad fields of Neuroscience. Teaching expectations include Neuroscience Laboratory, and also some combination of the following: introductory and/or advanced level lecture course, in an area of specialization. Appointment will be August 2022.  Ph.D. required.

Applications must be submitted online at: https://careers.barnard.edu/postings/6163 and should include a statement of research and teaching interests (including details of which of the above courses one is prepared to teach), CV, and the contact information for 3 letters of reference.  Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2022.

Barnard College is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is actively committed to creating a diverse and inclusive community.  We especially encourage applications from women, people of color, persons with disabilities, LGBT people, people from diverse economic backgrounds, and individuals from other underrepresented groups.

1/28/2022

Scientist Position at Cajal Neuroscience, Target Validation (Seattle, WA)

Description

The position will be funded for at least 3 years and involves studies on GABAergic signaling and epileptogenesis in rodent traumatic brain injury model. The lab is located at VA Puget Sound with staff that are affiliated with Depts of Neurology, Physiology and Biophysics (Ransom) and Pathology (Nolan). Funding for this position could begin as early as 4/1/2022. There could be opportunities for longer term employment, independent funding in future.  We have been studying types of GABA-A receptors (high-affinity, extrasynaptic receptors that mediate tonic inhibition) but have also been doing experiments on GABA-B receptors. Primary techniques are conventional brain-slice electrophysiology approaches, but I have a new microscrope with laser scanhead for optogenetics and that is the setup a postdoc will work on.  We also have equipment to begin doing rodent EEG, our TBI model produces spontaneous seizures/epilepsy in mice (which makes it a highly clinically-relevant model). A big focus of my current, funded proposal is to determine the effects of microglia/neuroinflammation on the early, persistent cellular/molecular changes that occur after TBI. To this end we will be using transgenic mice with defective microglia responses to injury (TLR4KO mice) and specialized rodent chow with a CSF1 receptor inhibitor (PLX5622) that causes near complete deletion of brain microglia. Although we are primarily interested in subacute/chronic changes that occur after TBI, these tools will also provide valuable ways to assess acute effects of microglia on GABAergic signaling. Acute effects of microglia on GABAergic signaling and dysfunction of GABA-B receptors after TBI are both woefully-understudied topics that I believe are important, exciting, and of broad interest

Experience with patch-clamp techniques in acute brain slices or rodent EEG are required. 

I will be happy to provide additional information and discuss with any interested parties. cbr5@uw.edu

1/21/2022

Postdoctoral Position at VA Hospital, Chris Ransom Lab (Seattle, WA)

Description

Cajal is seeking a Senior Scientist motivated by our mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on getting things done, eagerly trouble-shoot random tasks that arise in startups, and can navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. As a Scientist – Target Validation in the Preclinical Biology group at Cajal, you will be responsible for the development of novel platform technologies to discover and characterize the mechanism-of-action of candidate drug targets on various neurodegenerative disease phenotypes.

This job might be great for you if you:

  • Are creative in designing assays to explore and/or fully characterize the mechanistic roles of candidate genes + networks leading to various disease-related phenotypes
  • Have demonstrated expertise in building and using live and/or fixed cell imaging technologies to measure data of interest at single cell resolution (e.g., axon volume, soma or nuclei count, mitochondria or other organelle trafficking)
  • Have experience working with in vitro cell culture models of human neurodegenerative diseases
  • Have experience in translating proof-of-concept assays into reliable data generating pipelines
  • Experience with single cell RNA sequencing or in situ sequencing is a plus
  • Are detail-oriented and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented startup environment.
  • Have a Ph.D. in Neuroscience or related field

Company

Cajal is a well-funded team of experienced scientists looking to solve one of the most vexing problems in drug discovery. We are applying high throughput microscopy, functional genetic screening, and multi-omics approaches to identify new drug targets for neurodegenerative diseases.

Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level. Cajal Neuroscience is an equal opportunity company. We believe we are a team of people first, and we do our best to make sure all of our team members feel supported and connected at work.
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Research Associate Position at Cajal Neuroscience, Functional Genomics (Tissue Culture) (Seattle, WA)

Description

Cajal is seeking a Research Associate motivated by Cajal’s mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on trouble-shooting random tasks that arise in startups, and can navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. As a Research Associate at Cajal, you will be part of and support the functional genomics group, an integral part of our platform to find new therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative disease progression.

Responsibilities

  • Perform tissue culture of advanced cell lines such as reprogrammed neurons and iPSC derived neurons;
  • Assist with the molecular biology, and cellular phenotyping in screens for more efficient neuronal programming protocols;
  • Assist with immunohistochemistry staining and imaging of tissue culture samples;
  • Some weekend tissue culture work required, but with flexible mid-week schedule to compensate weekend hours;
  • Work within the Functional Genomics group on the in vitro screening team

This job might be great for you if you:

  • have tissue culture experience in any advanced cell line;
  • have experience or are excited to learn neuronal reprogramming cell culture;
  • have experience or are excited to learn immunohistochemistry staining and imaging;
  • are detail-oriented and thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented startup environment;
  • love working in the lab, are organized, and take pride in your work;
  • have a BA, BS, MS or equivalent degree in a biology-related field.

Company. 

Cajal is a well-funded team of experienced scientists looking to solve one of the most vexing problems in drug discovery: how to model and treat complex diseases of the brain. We are applying high throughput microscopy, functional genetic screening, and multi-omics approaches to identify new drug targets and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.

Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level. Cajal Neuroscience is an equal opportunity company. We believe we are a team of people first, and we do our best to make sure all of our team members feel supported and connected at work. Come join us in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
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Scientist Position at Cajal Neuroscience, NGS Analysis (Seattle, WA)

Description

Cajal is seeking a Scientist motivated by Cajal’s mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on trouble-shooting random tasks that arise in startups, and can navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. As a Scientist at Cajal, you will be part of the functional genomics group, an integral part of our platform to find new therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative disease.

This job might be great for you if you:

Have 2+ year(s) of experience with generation and analyses of datasets from next-generation sequencing technologies (e.g., Illumina).
Have proficiency with scientific languages and libraries (e.g. Numpy, Scanpy, tidyverse).
Have proficiency with scRNA-seq analyses (e.g. cell clustering, differential expression).
Are familiar with high-throughput screening data generation and analysis as a plus.
Are familiar with software development best-practices, including source control (e.g. Git).
Work well in a team environment and have good written and verbal communication skills.
Have a PhD in biology, computational biology or have equivalent experience.
Company.

Cajal is a well-funded team of experienced scientists looking to solve one of the most vexing problems in drug discovery. We are applying high throughput microscopy, functional genetic screening, and multi-omics approaches to identify new drug targets for neurodegenerative diseases.

Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level. Cajal Neuroscience is an equal opportunity company. We believe we are a team of people first, and we do our best to make sure all of our team members feel supported and connected at work.

Apply here