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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

Senior Director / Vice President of Medicinal Chemistry, Drug Discovery

An experienced Medicinal Chemistry leader who can develop and lead the chemistry group at PsychoGenics with a focus on developing new small-molecule therapies for CNS disorders. The ideal candidate will have strong technical and problem-solving skills in medicinal chemistry and drug discovery, including significant experience managing chemistry outsourcing, and a deep understanding of PK/PD studies. Exceptional written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and critical thinking skills are expected. The candidate will have experience across the drug discovery and development spectrum, from hit identification to clinical candidate nomination and a thorough understanding of CMC activities during drug development.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide scientific expertise on medicinal chemistry from exploratory to clinical-stage programs through management of an operating model that integrates functional expertise from internal resources and external vendors (CROs).
  • Guide and support drug discovery chemistry, computational chemistry, GMP chemistry and external consultants
  • Select and oversee chemistry and DMPK CROs
  • Develop and manage relationships with collaborators and partners
  • Provide data-driven decisions to de-risk drug discovery programs in order to enable clinical development of selected drug candidates
  • Communicate science and strategy effectively in a variety of internal and external settings
  • Collaborate closely with other members of the scientific and executive team to develop and implement overall strategy for new project candidates

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry with 15+ years of biotech or Pharma industry experience in with a focus on small molecule drug discovery within the CNS area
  • Strong track record of initiating and leading successful drug discovery programs into clinical development
  • Comfortable with phenotypic screens to support drug discovery
  • Creative and scientifically-oriented leader who stays close to the science
  • Extensive managerial and organizational experience
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • A strong patent and publication record demonstrating scientific curiosity and strong communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with other team members, and external partners
  • Desire and capacity to participate in a dynamic and fast-paced research setting

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Senior Biologist, Drug Discovery

A highly motivated biologist with extensive experience leading drug discovery and development efforts for CNS programs through close collaboration with others.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Provide biological strategy and strong scientific, technical, and organizational leadership to drive drug discovery and development efforts supporting selected CNS projects
  • Oversee biological study designs and execution, data analysis and report writing
  • Participate in a multi-disciplinary team of biologists and chemists to progress programs
  • Stay abreast of the latest scientific and competitive developments and apply knowledge to project strategy
  • Prepare and present hypotheses, on-going progress reports, technical reports and future planning (including contributing to budgets and business plans)
  • Contribute to building a culture that embraces scientific excellence and integrity with a sense of urgency and collaboration with key stakeholders
  • Assume project responsibilities and effectively present updates to the senior leadership team

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. in biochemistry, cell biology, pharmacology or a related scientific field
  • 5+ years of experience in CNS drug discovery in a pharmaceutical and/or biotech environment
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams
  • Familiarity with the preclinical regulatory requirements for small molecule development
  • Excellent communication skills with the proven ability to work effectively as a member of a multidisciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to succeed in a collaborative work environment

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Project Manager, Drug Discovery

An experienced life sciences Project Manager who will be responsible for supporting cross-functional efforts to advance drug discovery projects at PsychoGenics.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop, maintain, track and manage project milestones and deliverables
  • Communicate, document and archive project team activities, risks, milestones, deliverables and decisions
  • Work in partnership with project team members to develop and identify risks and opportunities and execute on project plan and strategy
  • Ensure alignment within project teams
  • Act as a primary contact for project team-related information
  • Oversee and prepare project team budget including resources and costs, collaborating with Finance and other cross-functional departments
  • Actively facilitate project team meetings (including the preparation of meeting agendas, minutes, and follow-up on action items), cross-functional communication and decision making, ensuring alignment with internal and external stakeholders
  • Prepare routine and/or ad hoc project status/dashboard reports, and maintain project team data repositories
  • Participate in implementing improvements to project management processes, tools and infrastructure to ensure ongoing efficiency across the company
  • Present project deliverables, budget and timelines to executive management

Qualifications:

  • MS or PhD degree in a biological discipline, ideally in neuroscience or pharmacology
  • Minimum 5 years of multi-disciplinary experience in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry with knowledge of cross-functional drug discovery
  • Minimum 3 years of project management experience with knowledge of the overall drug discovery and development process
  • Experience with Project Management software to manage complex project timelines and resources
  • Strong proficiency with project management practices, tools and methodology
  • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple responsibilities and priorities
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and organization skills
  • Demonstrated independent analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees and work effectively as a member of a team.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Research Associate 1 - Behavioral Pharmacology

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate in behavioral neuroscience. The successful candidate will work in a team of scientists and researchers supporting the preclinical studies using rodent models and tests. The primary responsibilities of the candidate will include but are not limited to conducting preclinical research of drug abuse liability, pain, cognition, and other assays as needed. The candidate must be capable of working across teams and independently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execution of rodent studies in behavioral pharmacology pain assays
  • Preliminary experimental data analysis

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors degree in life sciences, neuroscience, or psychology with 1+ years of laboratory and behavioral experience with rats and/or mice
  • Experience with a variety of behavioral tests with rats and mice, including operant conditioning based experiments preferred
  • Able to work well in a group atmosphere as well as independently
  • Good organization and troubleshooting skills
  • High level of commitment, excellent motivation to perform and to learn
  • Able to comprehend and comply with all SOP and IACUC, safety and quality assurance protocols
  • Computer skills on Microsoft Office and statistical software

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Research Associate – Immunohistochemistry

Key Responsibilities:

  • Conduct laboratory projects from embedding to sectioning, labeling to imaging
  • Conduct laboratory projects in different departments
  • Work with samples which will be of animal and human origin
  • Embed, prepare and analyze biological tissue samples
  • Tissue cutting
  • Do histochemical stainings, immunohistochemistry
  • Do imaging and image analysis
  • Work with standard histological equipment such as cryostats; microtomes, microscopes and digital slide scanner
  • Place laboratory orders

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences required
  • 2 + years’ experience in IHC and Histology
  • Demonstrated skills including paraffin and/or cryo cutting, handling chemicals, lab math and preparation of solution and dilutions, immuno-histochemical protocols and microscopy
  • Excellent communication skills, organizational skills, and attention to detail

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Animal Care Technician

Key Responsibilities:

  • Review, comprehend, and comply with all SOPs, IACUC policies, safety, and quality assurance standards related to assigned work area.
  • Daily husbandry of the rodents in the vivarium to include the provision of feed, water, clean cages, and enrichment.
  • Basic sanitation and maintenance of colony rooms to include sweeping and mopping of animal quarters, rotating animal cages, racks and room supplies for cleaning according to schedule, disinfecting all areas in room.
  • Monitor the health of the animals and report any sick or dead to the PVC and room lab contact staff.
  • Receive and house shipments of animals.
  • Bedding sample collection for sentinels; assist with sentinel program procedures as needed.
  • Maintain accurate documentation records as required; including room logs.
  • Monitor room conditions including temperature, humidity, room and rack airflow, and lighting; with timely reporting of any issues to facilities.
  • Maintain adequate PPE, PVC kit, and other common room supplies by monitoring levels, and restocking as required.
  • Monitoring of animal health, and perform procedures such as teeth trims, antibiotic treatments, animal handling, euthanasia, and other simple procedures as certified trained and as required.
  • Ensure availability to work on weekends and holidays as required.
  • Regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment in a safe manner, and have the ability to stand, bend, reach, or crouch while working.

Qualifications:

  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment in a safe manner.
  • Ability to regularly stand, bend, reach, or crouch while working.
  • Strong communication skills interacting with vivarium management and research staff.
  • Availability to work on weekends and holidays as required to maintain compliance in animal care and use, providing oversight of animals 24/7.
  • High school diploma or GED required.
  • Experience in a laboratory animal facility strongly preferred.
  • Achieve ALAT certification after 1 year of employment.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Senior Research Associate - Behavioral Pharmacology

We are looking for a highly motivated Senior Research Associate in behavioral neuroscience. The successful candidate will work in a team of scientists and researchers supporting the preclinical studies using rodent models and tests. The primary responsibilities of the candidate will include, but are not limited to conducting preclinical research of drug abuse liability, pain, cognition, and other assays as needed. The candidate will be responsible for surgeries, proper execution of experiments and preliminary data analysis. The candidate must be capable of working across teams and independently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execution of rodent studies in behavioral pharmacology, including drug abuse liability studies (such as intravenous self-administration and drug discrimination)
  • Executions of rodent surgeries in relevant studies (especially jugular vein catheter surgery in rats)
  • Preliminary experimental data analysis and draft of study report

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in life sciences, neuroscience, or psychology with 5+ years of laboratory and behavioral experience with rats and/or mice
  • Experience with a variety of behavioral tests with rats and mice, including operant conditioning based experiments
  • Surgical skills and dosing experience (IP, SC, PO, etc.)
  • Knowledge of pain assays desirable
  • Able to work well in a group atmosphere as well as independently
  • Good organization and troubleshooting skills
  • High level of commitment, excellent motivation to perform and to learn
  • Able to comprehend and comply with all SOP and IACUC, safety and quality assurance protocols
  • Computer skills on Microsoft Office and statistical software

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Research Associate 2/ Research Associate 3 - Behavioral Pharmacology

We are looking for a highly motivated Research Associate in behavioral neuroscience. The successful candidate will work in a team of scientists and researchers supporting the preclinical studies using rodent models and tests. The primary responsibilities of the candidate will include but are not limited to conducting preclinical research of drug abuse liability, pain, cognition, and other assays as needed. The candidate will be responsible for surgeries, proper execution of experiments and preliminary data analysis. The candidate must be capable of working across teams and independently.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Execution of rodent studies in behavioral pharmacology pain assays preferred
  • Executions of rodent surgeries in relevant studies (jugular vein catheter surgery in rats a plus)
  • Preliminary experimental data analysis and draft of study report

Qualifications:

  • A Bachelors or Masters degree in life sciences, neuroscience, or psychology with 2+ years of laboratory and behavioral experience with rats and/or mice
  • Experience with a variety of behavioral tests with rats and mice, including operant conditioning based experiments
  • Surgical skills and dosing experience (IP, SC, PO, etc.)
  • Knowledge of pain assays desirable
  • Able to work well in a group atmosphere as well as independently
  • Good organization and troubleshooting skills
  • High level of commitment, excellent motivation to perform and to learn
  • Able to comprehend and comply with all SOP and IACUC, safety and quality assurance protocols
  • Computer skills on Microsoft Office and statistical software

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies



Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate - Neurodegeneration Group

Key Responsibilities:

  • Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice will include Test Article dosing (IP, SC, IV, PO) using various routes of administration, behavioral testing, tissue collection (anatomical dissection of brain region, along with peripheral organs and muscles) and data handling (graphing and analyzing data).
  • Stereotaxic surgical techniques in rodents would be a plus, but not required.
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills required.
  • Understanding of and compliance with company SOP’s and IACUC guidelines as well as safety and quality assurance standards related to the assigned work.
  • Follow proper protocol and safety procedures, as well as question and/or report any deviations to study protocols.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in the biological sciences, neuroscience, or related field.
  • Minimum three years of experience in handling and dosing of rodents in a laboratory setting.
  • Organizational, multi-tasking, trouble shooting and deductive reasoning skills required, along with a willingness and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Must be willing to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Rebecca Buonadies







 

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  • PsychoGenics
  • 215 College Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Tel: (914) 406-8000
  • Fax: (914) 406-8090