Head of Biology

Tel Aviv-Yafo, Israel

Full Time

About the Role

Head a team of scientists focusing on development and optimization of various biological methods toward clinical-grade tools
Lead the development, improvement, and validation of innovative iPSC and stem cell technologies, to optimize our cell-based platform
Provide leadership as well as hands-on experience to solve complex problems in the critical path toward market-ready products
Initiate new methodologies and approaches to ensure state-of-the art science
Independently evaluate and integrate new methods, techniques, and technologies to progress key aspects of projects
Contribute to experiment execution and provide hands-on leadership, guiding team members on various cell and molecular biology methods
Represent the R&D team towards management, in client meetings and in conferences


  • Ph.D. Degree in stem cell biology – must

  • At least 2 years post-graduate experience

  • Hands-on experience and expertise with iPSC culture and maintenance, preferably hiPSCs

  • Expertise in the execution and development of in-vitro differentiation of iPSCs, preferably to neuronal cell types

  • Experience with RNAseq sample preparation and results analysis - highly desired

  • Basic code-writing skills - desired

  • Proven ability to independently lead scientific projects in industry: design, execute, troubleshoot and analyze experiments, interpret results, and communicate them to management and team

  • Management experience preferred

  • Strong communication and data management skills

  • Attention to detail

  • Fluency in English

Please send your CV and a paragraph on your relevant experience or apply via LinkedIn (Role: Head of Biology) to hiring@genetikaplus.com

About the Company

Genetika+ is a well-funded, award-winning biotech start-up based in Tel Aviv, working on cutting edge technologies, developing a new tool in the treatment of Major Depression. Our mission is to reduce the number of patients suffering, the time patients suffer and improve the quality of patient lives. We are recruiting a Head of Biology to help drive our research program, offering a significant and rapid growth opportunity. This is an opportunity to become part of a great and growing team, which includes experienced scientists and executives from both academia and industry. The candidate will be a highly motivated and independent biologist who will report directly to the CTO, and work with and lead the rest of the team on development, improvement, and optimization of cutting-edge stem cell technologies.