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Teamwork, Excellence, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit:

At PsychoGenics we value teamwork, excellence, creativity and entrepreneurial drive. We are excited about our mission and endeavor each day to build a company that fosters that excitement. We believe that our employees are our most important and valued asset and we are committed to the creation of a working environment that encourages each employee’s professional and personal development. We believe in rewarding the efforts of our employees through competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits plan.

Job Openings

Research Associate

Assist in the execution of behavioral and psychopharmacological experiments involving small rodents under the Behavioral Pharmacology Team.

Job Responsibilities:

Coordinate and execute pre-clinical studies. Responsibilities include study preparation, drug formulation, small rodent (mice/rats) injections, behavioral testing (ex: depression, anxiety, psychosis, motor coordination), proper animal care and data analysis. Applicant should be proficient with statistical analyses and graphing programs (ex: Excel, StatView, Sigma Plot, Prism), compiling final data results into PowerPoint or a formal report, and occasional presentation of results to colleagues. Additional responsibilities include understanding of and compliance with company SOP’s and IACUC guidelines as well as safety and quality assurance standards related to the assigned work.

Required Qualifications:

Bachelor's (minimum) or a Master’s degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, neuroscience, pharmacology or psychology. Applicant should have at least 3 years of experience with handling small rodents (preferably mice and/or rats) in a laboratory discipline. Experience with Microsoft Windows, Word, & Excel is required. Ability to quickly learn new software for experimental equipment (ex: ViewPoint, Med Associates, SR-Lab). Ability to work both independently and under direct supervision is required. Organizational & multitasking skills are essential as well as the ability to work well in a team environment. Experience in rodent behavioral testing and surgical procedures are preferred.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Irene.Morganstern@psychogenics.com



Research Associate – Breeding

This position is for a Research Associate in the Breeding team at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). The breeding team is responsible for the breeding and maintenance of several transgenic mouse and rat models in order to ensure an available supply of experimental subjects with the desired characteristics important in the planning and execution of contract work. Primary tasks performed on a daily basis include: Setting up breedings, checking for plugs, identifying neonates, ear notching, toe tattooing, tail tattooing, ear tagging, weaning, sacrificing animals and identifying/treating common rodent health issues. Other tasks such as sentinel blood collection/processing may be required. Ideal candidate must be able to account for every rodent in the colony using company database and clear,accurate files. Must be proficient at using Microsoft Excel and Word. . Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Must review, comprehend and comply with all SOPs and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area at all times.

Minimum Qualifications:

Animal Technician with at least 2 years of rodent handling and breeding experience with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelors Degree in science. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking skills required along with willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Occasional weekend work required. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office program in particular Word and Excel.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Judy.Watson@psychogenics.com



Sr. C++/.Net Developer Position

We have a great opportunity to contribute to bio-/chem-informatics/machine learning projects and to design/code original ideas and solutions. You will be an essential member of a small Informatics team working together to use C++, C#, Java, Python and MATLAB to create scalable, high quality solutions to meet the demands of fast growing highly sophisticated biotechnology business. This work will be done in a team environment with constant communication among team members as well as internal and external clients. The work environment requires multi-tasking and delivering quality work on multiple projects. Your ability to communicate is one of the key components to your success in this position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain C++/C# data analysis/processing projects
  • Develop cutting edge solutions to maximize performance and expand scalability and distributed processing capabilities of the system.
  • Provide troubleshooting and root cause analysis of any problems.
  • Professionally communicate your designs and implementations to the members of the team and clients.
  • Manage timelines to complete objectives.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience developing and maintaining C/C++ and/or C# code
  • Experience in object-oriented software development environment
  • 1+ year(s) C# and .Net development
  • Familiarity with Java and/or Python development
  • Understanding of multi-tier application design and development
  • Experience developing and deploying software in both Windows and Linux environments
  • Able to manage own development schedule
  • Team player attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Immediate availability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CNS Drug Discovery and/or ChemInformatics background (a big plus)
  • Working knowledge of cross-platform performance optimization primitive libraries (e.g., Intel IPP, Xlib, oOpenglGL, oOpencvCV)
  • GPU-oriented development
  • Knowledge of machine learning algorithms and their implementations (e.g., SVM, Bayesian Networks)
  • MATLAB development and deployment
  • Linux administration
  • Understanding of computer vision algorithmsencoding, pattern recognition and image/video analysis
  • ASP.Net and/or PHP development and deployment
  • T-SQL development and data modeling

To apply for the position please send your resume to Ian.Russell@psychogenics.com



Animal Care Technician

Provide animal care and husbandry in compliance with PGI Animal Care and Use Program Description, and in accordance with Animal Welfare regulations, AAALAC International Standard, PHS OLAW Assurance, and NYS DOH. Husbandry of rodents in the vivarium to include providing feed, water, clean cages, identifying sick animals, and notifying research staff according to established standard operating procedures. Maintenance of colony rooms to provide a healthy environment for animals. Receive shipments of animals. Assist with the following programs according to established standard operating procedures: Program of Veterinary Care, sentinel and quarantine programs, environmental monitoring, and pest control. Maintain documentation log sheets as required. Maintain vivarium experimental rooms and support areas as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Communicates information accurately, clearly, and concisely to ensure understanding. Follows established work schedules and communicates well with supervisor, demonstrating respect to management and colleagues.
  • Attention to detail mandatory, records information accurately, ability to follow instructions, and work both independently and as a team member.
  • Observes carefully in order to respond appropriately, answer questions, or obtains needed information to perform required tasks.
  • Cooperates and communicates with all PGI staff in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality of research study information.
  • Demonstrates good judgment, completes assignments in a timely manner, and adjusts well to changes in work schedule, work flow, and priorities.
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment around in a safe manner. Ability to stand, bend, reach, or crouch while working.
  • Ability to work on weekends and holidays as required to maintain compliance in oversight of animals 24/7.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • AALAS certification required within two years of employment at PGI.
  • Two years experience in a laboratory animal facility.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Denise.Imbrogno@psychogenics.com



Neurodegeneration Group - Research Associate

This position is for a Research Associate for the Systems Biology/Neurodegenerative group at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice and rats include compound dosing using various routes of administration, behavioral testing, data handling, tissue collection, and stereotaxic surgical techniques would be a plus. The candidate will be directly involved in graphing and analyzing data to better understand occurring trends and to highlight potential phenotypes in various mouse lines. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Will review, comprehend and comply with all SOP’s and IACUC, safety and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area at all times. Occasional weekend work required.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, pharmacology or psychology. Experienced in the handling and dosing of small animals (preferably mice) in a laboratory setting with stereotaxic surgical experience preferred. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking, trouble shooting and deductive reasoning skills required, along with willingness and ability to work independently and as part of a team. Occasional weekend work required. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, and Excel

To apply for the position please send your resume to Kim.Cirillo@psychogenics.com





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  • 765 Old Saw Mill River Road, Tarrytown, NY 10591
  • tel: (914) 406-8019
  • fax: (914) 593-0645