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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:

We are seeking a Research Associate/Associate Scientist with expertise in patch clamp electrophysiology. The successful candidate will conduct electrophysiological assays on cell lines, primary neuron cultures, and brain slices to support our drug discovery programs. The ideal candidate will be a goal-oriented team player, who keeps meticulous records, is able to work independently and understands the importance of project timelines.

The selected candidate will be working in a creative, fast-paced environment, interacting with scientists from diversified scientific backgrounds including biology, bioinformatics, high-throughput drug screening, and computational, synthetic and medicinal chemistry. The position demands team-oriented execution of time-dependent experiments. The candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and must be organized with data collection, meeting presentations and composing study reports. Performs other related duties as required and assigned.


• A Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Neuroscience, Biomedical Engineering or related field.
• 3+ years of laboratory experience in a Biotech, Pharmaceutical or Academic setting.
• Experience conducting whole cell patch clamp recording using conventional and automated platforms.
• Experience maintain stable cell lines.
• Experience preparing brain slices and primary neuron cultures.
• Keep meticulous records of experiments and results.
• High level of initiative, independence, and ability to work unsupervised.
• Excellent interpersonal communication skills. Ability to effectively interact with an interdisciplinary team of molecular biologists,    
   pharmacologists and behaviorists.
• Proficient with common software applications (e.g., Excel, Word and PowerPoint).


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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