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Research Associate, Neurobiology

Company: Ovid Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

Ovid Therapeutics is seeking a Research Associate (RA) with experience in neurobiology to join our Research and Early Development (RED) team in Cambridge, MA. The Research Associate will play a key role in developing preclinical disease models for the assessment of therapeutic modalities, including small molecule or molecular/genetic therapeutics. Within this function, this individual will support all aspects of drug development- from lead identification through drug product validation. As part of a collaborative team environment, this individual will be a pivotal player in preclinical developments and will report to an Associate Director of Research. The RA will conduct R&D projects on various cell types and molecular systems. The ideal candidate has a background in neurobiology and will deliver reliably and responsibly on independent research initiatives by applying technical proficiency, attention to detail, troubleshooting skills, and the ability to interpret changes in methodological design. S/he will analyze and interpret data and present results to various cross-functional project teams. Responsibilities

  • Hands-on experience performing basic cell and molecular biology techniques e.g., gel electrophoresis, western blotting, Immunostaining, qPCR, cellular imaging etc.
  • Hands-on experience on tissue culture e.g., cell lines, Primary cultures, Stem cell/iPS (big plus).
  • Experience with tissue handling e.g., harvesting, assays etc. Tissue sectioning/staining (big plus)
  • Support laboratory activities by helping maintain lab supplies and general lab functions.
  • Analyze and document experimental data for written or oral presentations.
  • Build strong collaborative relationships within research and development team to meet project, departmental, and company goals. Qualifications
    • Bachelor's or equivalent degree in Biochemistry, Cell/Molecular Biology or related discipline.
    • 3+ years of laboratory experience
    • Experience in cell and molecular biology techniques (e.g., WB, qPCR etc.)
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Driven & strong commitment to science, Attention to details & quality of work
    • Strong organizational skills, Accountability, Time management skills and Willing to learn PREFERRED QUALIFICATION
      • Master's degree
      • Relevant industry experience
      • Oversee non-clinical report generation for ongoing studies and results
      • Experience with data plotting and summarizing software (Excel/GraphPad Prism)about ovid therapeuticsIf you desire to be part of a tenacious biotech team advancing the future of neuroscience, then Ovid Therapeutics may be the right company for you. Located in New York City and Cambridge, Massachusetts, Ovid aspires to answer big questions about rare disorders of the brain. Applying expertise from successful development programs in rare epilepsies, we partner with patient communities and world-renowned physicians to decode the underlying genetic cause and pathologies of neurological disease. We seek the best modalities to deliver therapy to targets in the brain whether they be small molecules to next-generation platforms. Our duty to patients is as real is it is to our own families. Urgency to serve them propels us to venture where others have not and take calculated scientific risks. When others heed to the hard or unknown, we say, find a way. who we seekExceptional life science professionals who value curiosity, collaboration, community, deep care and courage in decision-making are encouraged to apply. if you need more reasons to join Ovid:
        • benefits competitive with big pharma, without the big pharma bureaucracy
        • nimble and creative mentality while being well resourced
        • accessible leaders and mentors from the world's leading pharmaceuticals, biotechs and universities
        • opportunity to shape the destiny of a company on the frontier of medical science
        • the knowledge that patients are waiting for us, and the tools to help them lay in our hands EEO Statement: OVID Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity employer. All OVID recruiting is conducted in a fair and non-discriminatory manner without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Keywords: Ovid Therapeutics, Cambridge , Research Associate, Neurobiology, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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