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Research Associate / Associate Scientist, Pharmacokinetics

DMPK (642) | San Diego, CA | Full Time

Job Description


Research Associate / Associate Scientist, Pharmacokinetics

Dart NeuroScience LLC (DNS) is a privately held Delaware Limited Liability Company with offices in San Diego CA. DNS will discover new technologies and develop new therapies to help maintain cognitive vitality throughout life.

We are seeking an in vivo Research Associate/Associate Scientist with experience in conducting pharmacokinetic experiments to profile the in vivo properties on novel CNS therapeutics.  The candidate will be responsible for the execution of in vivo experiments to evaluate the pharmacokinetics, CNS penetration and toxicokinetics of novel compounds that enhance cognition.  The position requires proficiency in applicable in vivo techniques (animal handling, drug administration, blood collection, restraint, anesthesia, euthanasia) in common in vivo models. Hands-on experience in all routes of drug administration (p.o., i.v., i.p., s.c., i.m., i.c.v.) and tissue/blood sampling is required.  Stereotactic and other surgical experience is a plus.  Candidates will also be responsible for data analysis including statistical analysis and data presentation and must be able to both work independently and as part of a team.

The selected candidate will be working in a creative, fast-paced environment that demands execution of time-dependent experiments. Thus, the candidate must have a strong work ethic, excellent interpersonal skills and must be organized and timely with regard to data collection, meeting presentations and reports.


  • B.A/B.S in neurobiology or pharmacology with 3+ years of industrial research experience
  • Hands-on experience in drug formulation, compound screening, rodent dosing and handling, tissue sampling and various surgical techniques
  • Experience in statistical analysis and study design
  • Motivated team player with a can-do attitude
  • Good work ethic, oral and written communication skills
  • Must be willing to work flexible hours and weekends as necessary

DNS offers competitive salaries and a great benefits package including paid holidays, incentive bonuses, healthcare, vision, dental, long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending and a 401(k) retirement savings plan.

To apply for the position, interested individuals should send a cover letter, curriculum vitae, a brief summary of research experience and accomplishments, research interests and goals, and a list of publications via our web site. PDF files are encouraged.

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