Research Scientist

Yumanity is seeking a creative, experienced, talented and versatile scientist to join our interdisciplinary team to advance novel drug discovery programs. The position will be laboratory based, and requires strong experimental skills in neurobiology, preferably with experience in assay development. The position reports to the associate director of discovery biology and will collaborate across all of Yumanity’s core discovery platforms, including chemistry, yeast screening and target identification.

Responsibilities include:

·     Develop and evaluate cell line, primary neuron, and iPSC-derived neuronal models of ALS/FTLD, including TDP-43.

·     Validate genetic and small molecule targets discovered from yeast in multiple cell-based models

·     Conceptualize and develop target engagement assays to support target validation studies and enable in vivo pharmacodynamic studies

·     Actively and intellectually contribute to group discussions on assays, targets, and project strategy, including routine presentations

·     Develop collaborative working relationships across Discovery functions, including yeast screening, target identification, and chemistry.

Employer: Yumanity Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge, MA
Sector: Industry
Degree required: PhD or MSc (10+ years experience)
Conditions: ALS, FTD
Job posted: March 1st, 2019
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