skip to Main Content
Research Associate at System1 Biosciences
San Francisco, CA, US

System1 Biosciences is revolutionizing drug discovery for brain disorders by combining biotechnology, neuroscience, robotics, and machine learning techniques. We employ AI-driven phenotypic screening to discover novel drugs for complex neurological and psychiatric disorders such as epilepsy, autism, and schizophrenia.

We’re building a world-class high-throughput cell culture, microscopy, and bioassay platform where people work together across biology and automation to generate new data for drug discovery.

We are seeking a highly motivated junior scientist to join our high-throughput biology operations team. You’ll work with a team of scientists and engineers on these responsibilities and more:

  • Culturing iPSCs
  • Differentiating iPSCs into neurons
  • Imaging cells using fluorescent imaging systems
  • Manipulating cells via transfections, dyes, or viruses
  • Troubleshooting experiments
  • Maintain a safe and orderly working environment

Candidates must have:

  • BS or MS in a field of Biological Sciences
  • At least one year of tissue culture experience, with excellent aseptic technique
  • In-depth knowledge of cell and molecular biology; ideally with formal coursework or experience in neurobiology
  • Demonstrated strong communication and organization skills
  • Attention to detail
  • A deep desire to learn
  • High personal standards of reliability and a track record of driving projects to completion
  • The ability to work full-time hours at our San Francisco location, and flexibility/availability for some weekend work

The work we do needs diverse perspectives and a variety of skills and approaches. Our ideal candidate will have some of the following:

  • Experience working collaboratively on long-term experiments
  • Experience using laboratory robots
  • Familiarity with laboratory information management systems or electronic lab notebooks
  • Experience working in a startup environment

We offer competitive salaries, benefits, and opportunities for professional growth in an intellectually stimulating and fast-paced setting.

About System1 Biosciences:

System1 Biosciences is a San Francisco-based neurotherapeutics company founded by professors from Columbia University and UCSF, along with experienced technologists, with the support of a wide range of investors and partners. Current drug discovery techniques have proven least successful for complex neurological and psychiatric diseases, and our team combines cerebral organoid science, systems neuroscience, robotic automation, and advanced data analytics to characterize these diseases in ways never before achievable. Our team is dedicated to finding better treatments and reducing the impact of neurological and psychiatric disease for patients and their families.

System1 Biosciences is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and we are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

Back To Top