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Dart NeuroScience LLC (DNS) is a privately held company with offices in San Diego, CA.
DNS is a company discovering new technologies and developing new therapies to help maintain cognitive vitality throughout life. DNS's mission is to become the leading specialized pharmaceutical company for memory disorders by focusing on the discovery and development of innovative drugs with new mechanisms of action. These discoveries are firmly based in a careful examination of the genes involved in the reorganization of synaptic connections in the brain, a cellular/molecular process which underlies both implicit (motor skills) and explicit (facts and events) forms of memory.
Our unique company culture engages employees by promoting thought-provoking investigation and targeted research opportunities. Our collegial environment also recognizes the value of stimulating cross-functional communication and collaboration as catalysts in generating the creative spark that inspires novel approaches and produces ground-breaking results. We want to attract, retain, and reward the top talent in our field. If you are looking for a productive, meaningful career path in the area of neuroscience, we would like to hear from you!

Job Summary:

The successful Associate Scientist candidate will be an accomplished synthetic/medicinal chemist with state of the art knowledge of synthetic organic chemistry and will be a motivated, creative, hands-on laboratory scientist with the ability to interact effectively with team members in all areas of drug discovery. Major responsibilities will involve the design, synthesis, purification and characterization of novel chemical entities and the maintenance of chemistry lab apparatus and instruments under the direction of senior scientific staff.


  • A B.S. with 4+ years industrial drug discovery experience or M.S. in synthetic or medicinal chemistry
  • Ability to maintain and use modern chemical instrumentation (MS, LCMS, NMR).
  • Motivated team player, able to work closely with other scientific disciplines involved in drug discovery to solve complex problems.
  • Strong oral and written communications skills.


DNS offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package including paid holidays, incentive bonuses, healthcare, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending, and a 401(k) retirement savings plan. Click here to learn more.

Dart NeuroScience is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Minorities/Women/Disability/Veterans.

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