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SCIENTIST -In Vivo Calcium Photometry

Company: MapLight Therapeutics, Inc.
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Job Description:

MapLight Therapeutics is a clinical stage biotech company founded by Stanford professors that focuses on drug discovery for central nervous system disorders. We combine cutting-edge technologies including optogenetics, in vivo photometry, and single-cell transcriptomics to identify novel drug targets and develop effective therapies to address psychiatric symptoms. We are seeking a highly motivated Scientist with expertise in optical methods for monitoring and manipulating in vivo neural circuits who will become a key contributor to our discovery team. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a small team and translate knowledge about brain circuitry into transformative therapies.

Responsibilities
Specific responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
In vivo Ca2+ photometry, analysis and data interpretation
Optogenetics and stereotaxic surgery for virus injection/cannula implantation
Behavioral characterization in mouse relevant to CNS indications
Behavioral pharmacology and drug administration
Immunohistochemistry and confocal imaging

Requirements
PhD from an accredited university in a discipline related to neuroscience with significant industry and/or academic lab experience
Ability to lead and carry out experiments independently
Experience with in vivo calcium photometry and analysis is necessary
Experience with optogenetics, in vivo physiology, and mouse models of psychiatric
disorders is highly desired
Strong working familiarity with rodent brain anatomy and functional neural circuitry
Must work cooperatively in a goal-oriented team environment
Strong oral and written communication skills to interact with all levels of management,
technical and scientific personnel
Passion to contribute to the success of a cutting-edge company

Keywords: MapLight Therapeutics, Inc., Redwood City , SCIENTIST -In Vivo Calcium Photometry, Other , Redwood City, California

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