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US: Principal Scientist in Biotech

Date: 23-Sep-2015
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Principal Scientist,

Primary responsibilities:

• Leading a research group to study cellular and molecular mechanism of neurodegenerative diseases

• Elucidating the roles of key regulators of disease processes and converting discoveries into target validation projects

• Designing and conducting creative screens to discover novel therapeutic targets for AD, using genetic, molecular, pharmacological and other approaches

• Participating in cross-functional teams to support preclinical drug discovery and development with the potential to lead projects in the early drug discovery stages

• Establishing and managing external research collaborations

• Strong publication record and demonstrated experience conducting independent research • First-hand experience with fundamental as well as cutting-edge cell biology and molecular biology techniques • Extensive experience with cell culture, primary cells and/or stem cells with a strong background in assay development • Strong background in neurodegenerative diseases • Experience interpreting large data sets, such as next generation sequencing or microarray data • Track record of collaborating with other scientists • Good managerial skills and the ability to lead independent scientists with different skill sets. • Excellent verbal and written communication skills Preferred: • Experience with in vivo models of neurodegenerative diseases • Strong background in Alzheimer’s disease Education PhD with a minimum of 8 years of experience

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