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Biology Research Associate (Immunology and Neuroscience)

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Jnana Therapeutics is an exciting startup focused on modulating the SLC family of metabolite transporters in key disease pathways using a novel drug discovery platform. The company is focused on inflammatory bowel disease, disorders of immunometabolism, and neurological disorders – areas where we believe drugging SLC transporters will provide effective medicines for diseases of high unmet need.

POSITION DESCRIPTION:

Jnana Therapeutics is seeking enthusiastic and highly motivated Research Associates to support our internal immunology and neuroscience focused SLC drug discovery programs. Through small molecule screening and a range of cell-based assays, our research aims to expand our understanding of SLC transporter biology and ultimately discover drugs modulating these proteins. Prior experience necessary. Strong commitment and good work ethic are essential. Levels can be flexible based on experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Cell culture experience critical. Experience with immune or/and neuronal/glial cells preferred. Primary immune cell culture experience a bonus.
  • Experience with cell-based assay development and trouble-shooting critical.
  • Performing cellular biology related protocols: siRNA/shRNA, CRISPR, RNA extractions, RT-qPCR, Western blotting and imaging, ELISA based assays, Flow cytometry analysis among others
  • Assisting with molecular biology and cloning: Gibson assembly, bacterial transformation, and DNA minipreps/midipreps among others
  • Participating and contributing to scientific discussions, meetings, and presentations
  • Working across scientific disciplines on multiple projects
  • Helping to build and expand an innovative platform for drug discovery

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • BS or MS in Biology or other relevant area

To apply, please email jobs@jnanatx.com or fill out the form directly through our website.

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