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Senior Research Associate

Newark, NJ, USA

Full Time

About the Role

Responsibilities include:

  • Maintaining, reprogramming and differentiating human stem cells in various conditions, including protocol optimization, scale-up, process development, and functional assays

  • Solve complex problems to contribute to the crucial development of our science

  • Execute experiments and guide the other team members on various cell and molecular biology methods.

  • Collaborate internally, and present data to the team and management

  • Write SOPs and protocols

  • Responsibility for lab inventory management


What We Expect Of You?

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Ph.D. Degree in stem cell biology. M.Sc. with relevant industry experience (at least 3 years) will also be considered

  • 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 neural cell types

  • Molecular biology skills including mammalian cell DNA/RNA extraction - desired

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

  • Precise documentation of procedures and results

  • Strong communication and data management skills

  • Experience with automation platforms is a plus

  • Knowledge of lab management platforms (e.g., Quartzy) is a plus

  • Demonstrated excellence in planning, executing, and analyzing experiments.

  • Critical thinking and independence, ability to troubleshoot, solve difficult problems,and develop process and/or assay improvements

  • Attention to detail and careful record-keeping

  • Adaptability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment requiring occasional weekend work

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects

About the Company

Genetika+ is a well-funded, award-winning, fast-growing company with the mission of improving patient outcomes in Major Depression. Genetika+ has developed a truly personalized medical test, a unique blood assay that optimizes depressed patients’ care through enabling, for the first time, the identification of the right medication for each patient.

What You Will Do?

We are recruiting a Senior Research Associate to help drive our platform process. The candidate should be a highly motivated and independent biologist who will become part of our stem cell team. They will be responsible for the day-to-day execution of projects relevant to the core focus of the company. This is an opportunity to become part of a great and growing team, which includes experienced scientists and executives from both the academia and industry.

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