Senior Scientist/ Associate Director, Neuroscience

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Biological Sciences, Pharmacology
  3. United States
Boston, USA
Posting date: 07 Jun 2021

Proclinical is seeking a Senior Scientist / Associate Director of Neuroscience for our client located in Boston, MA. We are a seeking a Senior Scientist/ Associate Director, Neuroscience with a background in cell and molecular biology to lead and guide research efforts in the development of novel gene therapies.

Job responsibilities:

  • As part of a collaborative team, drive and support all aspects of drug development- from lead identification through drug product validation.
  • Conduct R&D projects on various cell types and will work with external partners in academia and industry to pilot independent projects that validate these new approaches.
  • Establish molecular and cell-based (ie: in vitro iPSCs or primary neuronal cultures) models for neurodevelopmental disorders to allow for identification, validation, and optimization of therapeutic modalities
  • Help define novel therapeutic approaches and to streamline development activities
  • Able to extend in vitro findings to relevant in vivo models
  • Oversee and manage preclinical research activities at internal labs
  • Coordinate and manage external contract research organizations (CRO) work as needed
  • Ensure appropriate project management and oversight with multiple studies and therapeutic programs
  • Serve as a key resource, providing scientific knowledge and expertise to cross-functional project teams (CMC, regulatory, program management, BD, etc.)
  • Supervise non-clinical report generation for ongoing studies and results
  • Build strong collaborative relationships with research and development teams to meet project, departmental, and company goals
  • Where appropriate, publish findings and attend scientific meetings

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in Neuroscience, Pharmacology, or related health science field
  • 5-7+ years industry experience
  • Expertise in cell and molecular technology
  • Independent research with little to no supervision
  • Experience in drug development and discovery
  • Initiate lab operations with experience having direct reports
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and report results to all levels within the organization
  • Strong commitment to quality and accountability
  • Data-driven decision-making and experimental planning
  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Able to foster strong working relationships with both internal and external partners

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Max Robinson at (+1) 857-362-9542 or

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Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.