Senior Scientist

Organization
Verge Genomics
Job Location
San Francisco, CA 94105
Salary
80-150k
Benefits

Comprehensive benefits including health, dental and vision.

Significant equity - A personal stake in a growing company with a game-changing platform

Catered lunch

Tools for your job - computers, tablets, etc.

Unlimited vacation

Job Description

Position Summary:

Verge Genomics is seeking a highly motivated individual to spearhead pre-clinical development of disease modifying treatments for neurodegenerative diseases. You will be responsible for advancing our current and emerging lead candidate pipeline through all stages of pre-clinical development, acting as a leader of multidisciplinary project teams. You will oversee important external collaborations with contract research organizations (CROs), leading academic groups, non-profits, and pharmaceutical partners. As one of the first employees at Verge, you will develop help build the foundation of a revolutionary drug development model.

 

Responsibilities:

  1. Manages and leads multiple projects evaluating efficacy of small molecules for treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, and Parkinson’s Disease
  2. Identifies, engages, and manages external collaborations with CROS, leading academic groups, and patient advocacy organizations
  3. Generate and implement pre-clinical development plans with aggressive timelines that are well-designed, rigorous, and cost-efficient
  4. Maintain strong relationships with pharmaceutical partners and key opinion leaders, with emphasis on understanding their needs and adapting research strategy accordingly
Requirements

Requirements:

  1. Minimum of 2-5 years of doctoral, post-doctoral or professional experience in Molecular Biology, Neuroscience, or other Life Science related field
  2. Experience with in vitro and in vivo models of Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, and/or Parkinson’s Disease
  3. Experience establishing and managing research collaborations with CROs and academic institutions
  4. Excellent communication skills and ability to collaborate across multidisciplinary scientific discovery settings.
  5. Demonstrated organizational skills in managing multiple projects at a time

 

Preferred:

  1. Experience testing potential therapeutic molecules in biotech/pharmaceutical settings
  2. Familiarity with experimental endpoints ranging from histology to behavior
  3. Strong scientific background as evidenced by publications in high impact journals
  4. Familiarity with large-scale genomic and gene expression analyses
How to Apply

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and CV to [email protected]. Please indicate your earliest start date and visa status of applicable.

About Our Organization

At Verge Genomics, we find cures for neurodegenerative diseases 1000x faster by applying network algorithms to genomic datasets. Founded by MD/PhDs from the world’s leading neurogenomics lab, we are building the next-generation pharmaceutical company using a data-driven, capital-efficient model of drug discovery. We are looking for smart, motivated people like you to help us tackle our generation’s biggest healthcare challenges: Alzheimer’s Disease, ALS, and Parkinson’s Disease. With your help, we can deliver cures to these patients in the next five years at a fraction of the cost of traditional pharma. We are backed by some of the top funders in Silicon Valley and New York, including YCombinator (S15).

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