ArunA Bio is advancing a new class of cell-free biologics, exosomes, for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) and neurodegenerative disorders and leveraging our novel platform to optimize the delivery of RNAs, antibodies, genes, and small molecules. Through this platform and our partners, we strive to improve outcomes for CNS cancers, neurodegenerative, genetic, and rare diseases.

ArunA Bio currently offers a wide range of full-time employee benefits that include:

·        Medical/Dental/Vision insurance options

·        Generous Paid Time Off

·        Generous Holiday calendar

·        Employee retirement plan

·        Employee training and professional development opportunities

If you are energetic, highly motivated and want to work in a fast paced, team-focused environment, then ArunA Bio wants to hear from you. The company is currently seeking to fill the following position.

Position Description - Research Associate I – Preclinical R&D Team

The Research Associate I supports the R&D efforts of ArunA Bio by aiding in the development of novel exosome therapies for a number of neurological diseases. This position must work collegially as a part of a larger team and requires the individual to carry out complex tasks. We are seeking a biologist with a combination of in vitro and in vivo research experience. The successful candidate would participate in a wide variety of research activities including cell culture, benchtop assays, animal care, animal technical procedures, animal health evaluations, and research data collection.

Responsibilities:

·        Skillfully and accurately use a variety of equipment such as pipettors, balances, laminar flow hoods, incubators, autoclaves, hot bead sterilizer, microscopes, centrifuges, plate readers, Nanosight, anesthesia equipment, and behavioral apparatus

·        Perform routine, pre-operative, and post-operative care of research animals

·        Evaluate daily animal health while maintaining accurate, legible, and detailed records

·        Follow established protocols meeting current Good Laboratory Practices (GLP) requirements

·        Maintain comprehensive documentation of R&D procedures

·        Provide assistance during surgical and other technical procedures with rodents

·        Collect data during animal behavioral assessments

·        Perform mammalian cell culture using sterile technique

·        Perform specialized assays such as Western Blots, ELISA, BCA, flow cytometry, or PCR

·        Assist in daily company operation and maintenance of the lab space

·        Manage multiple projects simultaneously with limited supervision

·        Participate in occasional weekend work

·        Complete and maintains job-specific certification and/or training as provided

·        Comply with Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) regulations and guidelines

Qualifications:

·          Research experience in a benchtop and small animal laboratory setting

·          Exceptional organizational and documentation skills with strict attention to detail

·          Demonstrated calmness and clarity of thought under pressure

·          Self-motivated and results driven while demonstrating personal accountability

·          Proven ability to multi-task and meet multiple high priority deadlines

·          Strong written and verbal communication skills

·          Ability to work independently with limited supervision

·          Proficient in data entry including programs/software such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel

 

Education: A bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, cell biology, or similar discipline with 1-2 years’ laboratory experience is preferred. A candidate with an associate’s degree in a comparable field with minimum 2-4 years’ experience in a related position at a biotech or pharmaceutical company may be considered.

 

 

Qualified candidates submit cover letter and resume to: jobs@arunabio.com

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