Rarebase logo

Scientific Director

Rarebase is a public benefit corporation pioneering a new approach to biotech - partnering across rare and ultra-rare disease foundations to identify commonalities and develop effective therapeutics and discovery platforms.

Rarebase

Icons/design/feather/users

1-10

Icons/design/feather/country/us United States

Rarebase is a public benefit corporation pioneering a new approach to biotech - partnering across rare and ultra-rare disease foundations to identify commonalities and develop effective therapeutics and discovery platforms. We're a passionate team focused on pushing the boundaries of translational science to help families and patient communities identify and develop new therapeutics with the highest probability of success. Our team has developed an exciting portfolio in partnership with over 20 rare disease foundations, with a major emphasis on pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders.

The Opportunity

Our team is actively developing a gene expression based therapeutics discovery platform focused on pediatric neurological disorders.

You will both be a leader and an individual contributor to this work and other ongoing drug development programs from concept through IND submission. You will work closely with our Director of Research Operations on the design and execution of all necessary experiments. The successful candidate will have deep technical knowledge in neuroscience and cell-based pharmacology with a proven track record of applying this knowledge in a collaborative environment.

To be successful in this role you will need a deep understanding of the drug discovery process and will need to be comfortable discussing scientific concepts to a wide range of audiences including academics, industry professionals, and laypeople. You’ll be a great candidate if you are excited to facilitate the advancement of rare disease programs to the next level and are willing to think outside the box about how best to move opportunities to this stage.

What you’ll do

  • Contribute to building an exciting and successful start-up company

  • Contribute to Rarebase’s core discovery platform technologies

  • Play a central role in the discovery and development of therapeutic candidates

  • Design and manage development of disease specific cell based assays and screens 

  • Plan, design and partner with CRO partners to execute preclinical studies creating IND ready safety and efficacy data packages

What you’ll bring

  • A PhD in life science with practical experience in neuroscience drug discovery

  • 5+ years of biotech industry experience

  • Fluent in state of art molecular biology, cell biology, and biochemical techniques

  • Expertise and deep interest in designing broadly applicable therapeutic discovery technology across rare diseases

  • Experience with and deep understanding of gene expression data related to therapeutic discovery

  • Expertise in human stem cell culture (ESC/iPSC) and neuronal differentiation

  • Track record of working in a highly productive, cutting edge, multi-disciplinary team

  • Demonstrated ability to develop novel in vitro, cell based pharmacology assays, including imaging and electrophysiological assays relevant to assess neuronal and synaptic function 

  • A passion for data analysis, data interpretation, and innovative decision making to advance projects in the therapeutic domain 

  • A team player and mentor, who listens effectively and welcomes response and discussion. A collaborator who communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely and consistent manner

  • Organizational skills and flexibility in fast-paced biotech start-up environment

  • Excitement about developing therapeutics for patients in need

What we offer

  • An opportunity to work closely with patients and patient research organizations on translational research

  • Work with a passionate team on shaping the future of the life science field, using technology and new financing models

  • Based in California, we are building this team remote-first – after the pandemic we will offer frequent team off-sites

  • Premium health and dental insurance

  • Competitive salary and equity in a growing, well-funded startup

  • Generous vacation policy

About this role

February 3rd, 2022

July 29th, 2021

Full Time

To apply, you must have a permit to work in this country.
Icons/design/feather/country/us United States
Rarebase is hiring for this role
 in these timezones.
Icons/design/feather/country/us All US timezones (+/- 4 hours)
Icons/design/dot -11.00
Icons/design/dot -10.00
Icons/design/dot -9.50
Icons/design/dot -9.00
Icons/design/dot -8.00
Icons/design/dot -7.00
Icons/design/dot -6.00
Icons/design/dot -5.00
Icons/design/dot -4.00
Icons/design/dot -3.50
Icons/design/dot -3.00
Icons/design/dot -2.00
Icons/design/dot -1.00
Icons/design/dot 10.00
Icons/design/dot 10.50
Icons/design/dot 11.00
Icons/design/dot 12.00
Icons/design/dot 12.75
Icons/design/dot 13.00
Icons/design/dot 14.00

Apply now

Please let Rarebase know you found this job on Himalayas. This will help us grow!

Apply now

About Rarebase

Learn about Rarebase and their company culture.

View company profile

Rarebase is a public benefit corporation pioneering a new approach to biotech. We partner with patient organizations on translational therapeutic discovery and development.

Therapeutic development has to align with the needs of patients.

Rarebase is a public benefit corporation pioneering a new approach to biotech. We currently partner with over 15 patient organizations and families on translational therapeutic discovery and development.

We develop a liberated set of tools and resources to expedite therapeutic discovery.

The bottleneck for rare disease therapeutics is resource aggregation. ​Where gaps exist, we create new research assets - at cost and with extreme efficiency - and distribute them broadly to ensure that they are easily accessible to an organization’s entire scientific network.

We create a modality-agnostic research roadmap to get treatments to the clinic.

Leveraging our network of expert scientists, specialist laboratories, and leading biotechnology companies, we evaluate all feasible therapeutic approaches in parallel. We prioritize those that can be rapidly translated to the clinic regardless of future commercial upside.

The technology or drug to solve a disease may already be out there.

Our platform identifies intra-disease relationships that can benefit from similar or equal approaches or technologies. We continuously expand our knowledge base and know-how in every disease we are working on.

Tech stack

Learn about the technology and tools that Rarebase uses.

View tech stack

Similar remote jobs

These are some of our top picks for great remote jobs on Himalayas.

View all jobs
Conjura logo

Conjura

Icons/design/feather/users

11-50

Discord logo
Icons/design/feather/country/us United States only
Deliverr logo
Icons/design/feather/country/us United States only

Deliverr

Icons/design/feather/users

201-500

3 remote jobs at Rarebase

Rarebase is hiring Scientific Director, Head of Computational Biology, and more.

View all jobs at Rarebase
Rarebase logo
Icons/design/feather/country/us United States only

Remote companies like Rarebase

These are some great remote companies operating in similar industries to Rarebase.

View all companies
NestReady logo

NestReady offers lenders a platform that guides their clients through every single step of the home buying experience.

AI-powered digital grocer that delivers in under 60 minutes.

We are reinventing teamwork for spreadsheets by introducing a productivity layer on top of Excel and Google Sheets.

NodeSource logo

We empower organizations of all sizes to successfully adopt and integrate Node.

Mapbox logo

Mapbox is the only mapping platform built just for designers and developers.

Songspace logo

Songspace, a FUGA company, is an independent SaaS redefining the music rights & workflow Songspace is the leading creative workflow and rights management platform for music creators and rights-holders.

The latest jobs in your inbox

We'll keep you updated with the best new remote jobs.

Read about our privacy policy

Hiring remotely?
Start posting jobs today.

Start posting jobs for only $50.

Post remote jobs on Himalayas