Associate Scientist Vitro Pharmacology

Cerevel Therapeutics

Date listed

1 month ago

Employment Type

Full time



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Company Overview

Cerevel Therapeutics is dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of the brain to treat neuroscience diseases. We are tackling neuroscience diseases with a differentiated approach that combines expertise in neurocircuitry with a focus on receptor selectivity. Our portfolio of pre-commercial neuroscience assets targets a broad range of central nervous system (CNS) disorders, including schizophrenia, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease and substance use disorder.     Headquartered in the Greater Boston area, we are bold thinkers, deep experts, resilient pathfinders, and transparent partners who push the boundaries of scientific understanding to unlock breakthrough CNS therapies that have real impact on people’s lives.   Cerevel aspires to develop and nurture a culture characterized by trust, respect, courage, curiosity, and compassion, with a relentless focus on mission and results.  Our patient-centricity guides our purpose, how we treat each other and what we work on every day.  The successful candidate will bring their own unique thinking and approach to Cerevel while sharing our core values and convictions.

Role summary:

Cerevel Therapeutics is looking for a recent graduate to join the In Vitro Pharmacology team to study the functional activities of small molecules on selected drug targets. Preference is for candidates with a major in neurobiological sciences with hands-on lab experience.  The candidate will use lab automation and instrumentation to perform biochemical, biophysical, and cell-based assays to profile efficacy and potency of small molecules.  The individual will also participate in molecular pharmacology experiments to interrogate the mechanism of therapeutic molecules, and present data at internal meetings.

Key Responsibilties * Duties include cell culture, making reagents, data analysis and interpretation, and using software tools to document experiments, and data analysis * The successful candidate is a team player who has good communication skills and an ambition to learn and apply their knowledge

Required Qualifications * Able to perform radioactivity-based and fluorescence-based assays * Experience with basic laboratory and sterile techniques; cell culture experience preferred * Able to quickly learn new software for instrumentation and databases * Highly detail-oriented, with the ability to follow precise instructions, multi-task, execute experiments, and document results * Oral and written communication skills and the ability to work well with team members

Education * BS in biological sciences with 0-2 years of experience

Cerevel is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. 

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