Scientist, Assay Development

Neuron23, Inc. South San Francisco , CA 94080

Posted 2 days ago

Neuron23, Inc. is a venture-backed stealth-mode company in South San Francisco working on small molecule therapeutics for the treatment of neurodegenerative and immune-related disorders. The company has a strong pipeline of molecules against genetically-validated targets and expects to enter the clinic with its lead program in 2021. The Company leverages AI-based target discovery and drug discovery platforms toward the identification and development of small molecule therapeutics. The Companys culture is driven by a philosophy of collaboration and innovation, starting with an executive team tasked with navigating development paths in partnership with key stakeholders, scientific and industry associations, and regulatory agencies worldwide. We invite you to consider an opportunity with Neuron23 to help achieve our goal of delivering meaningful therapeutics to patients.

Position Summary:

We seek an experienced Scientist to work within the discovery research team to develop a pipeline of innovative therapies spanning multiple therapeutic areas. The Scientist will be a key contributor in driving the discovery, validation and development of therapeutic candidates targeting multiple disease areas. The candidate must have a demonstrated track record of designing and developing innovative, robust cell-based and in vitro assays. The ideal candidate will have experience in discovery, development, and translational research in the biotechnology/pharmaceutical industry.


  • Design, develop, and troubleshoot robust flow scheme assays to support drug candidate screening, selection and characterization
  • Perform properly controlled experiments, data review, analysis, and interpretation from a variety of sources to enable program go/no-go decisions
  • Ensure performance standards are maintained and that experiments are performed to a consistently high standard
  • Properly document work in lab notebooks and databases
  • Perform general lab management duties such as maintaining equipment, general supplies, reagents, etc.
  • Maintain knowledge of the latest technologies


  • PhD in cell biology, biochemistry or related discipline
  • 2+ years of relevant experience at biotechnology/pharmaceutical company, in a biology or drug discovery group
  • Demonstrated capability in the design, development and optimization of robust cell-based and in vitro assays that drive development candidate selection
  • Proven track record of creativity and innovation in assay development across multiple platforms
  • Experience with automated liquid handling systems strongly preferred
  • Deep scientific knowledge, broad technical skill set and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to function autonomously and collaborate with team members to undertake scientific challenges; ideal applicants are creative, driven team players
  • Experience working with external vendors and collaborators
  • Excellent verbal and written communication

Neuron23 is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital & veteran status.

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Scientist, Assay Development

Neuron23, Inc.