Senior Scientific Associate in Neuropharmacology

Publication date: November 14, 2018

Location: Allschwil (Switzerland)

Senior scientific associate in neuropharmacology

Job Responsibilities

• design and perform pharmacological studies in rodents (rats and mice) to evaluate the efficacy of novel CNS drug candidates

• responsible for the efficient planning, detailed analysis and accurate documentation of experiments

• develop and validate new animal models for neurological disorders including related literature search

• perform surgeries (e.g., stereotaxic surgery, implantation of electrodes and telemetry transmitters) in rats and mice

• take and prepare biological samples (cerebrospinal fluid, blood, brain) for ex vivo analyses

• presentation of results in a multidisciplinary environment and writing of reports

Candidate Requirements

• lab technician in neurobiology with BSc or MS; PhD will not be considered

• industrial or University experience

• strong experience in in vivo biology/neurobiology (rodent behavioral pharmacology,

stereotaxic surgery; knowledge in models of epilepsy is considered a plus)

• recognized as an animal experimenter (LTK1 or equivalent)

• ability to plan, methodically perform, carefully analyze, accurately document experiments and present results

• disposition or readiness to use new software

• scientifically curious, willingness to learn new techniques and skills

• flexible and motivated to work in a team

• excellent knowledge of English (verbal and written), additional knowledge of French or

German is considered a plus

• good communication skills in a multicultural environment

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