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Research Associate II (Neuroscience)

Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.
New York, NY
Start date
May 17, 2024

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Regulatory, Science/R&D, Research, Neuroscience
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Pharm Country

Job Details



Benefits Offered

401K, Dental, Life, Medical, Vision

Employment Type



“We deliver innovative treatments to improve the lives of individuals suffering from neuropsychiatric, neurologic and other disorders”


We are seeking a highly motivated, detail-oriented and results-driven individual to join our company, in the In Vivo Biology group in NYC, as a Research Associate, Neuroscience. This role requires an individual who is hands-on at the bench, capable of generating high quality data, and can provide assistance and support to research conducted in the Biology department. Candidates should be comfortable in a fast-paced, goal-oriented environment.

This individual will work closely with researchers to understand the molecular and biochemical pathways through which our new compounds work. This bench research position will support Intra-Cellular Therapies’ goals to develop innovative treatments to improve the health of patients suffering from CNS disorders.

Job Responsibilities

The Research Associate II will be responsible for, but not limited to: 

  • Performing general laboratory duties and setting up the bench for experiments, including maintaining laboratory equipment, stock solutions, placing and tracking animal orders, and maintaining supplies (e.g., commonly used reagents and glassware).  
  • Performing assays, troubleshooting, and proposing innovative solutions to address challenges.
  • Preparing technical reports, summaries, protocols, and accurate notebook documentation. 
  • Preparing room for behavioral testing of preclinical models of mood disorders and cognitive impairment, run behavioral tests, score behavior, analyze data
  • Assisting scientists in mouse and rat handling, compound formulation, dosing (IP, PO, SC), and sample collection
  • Maintaining good laboratory and safety practices, ensuring a clean and orderly environment.
  • Completing all company and job-related training as assigned within the required timelines.
  • Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice. 
  • Job Requirements

    • BS degree with 2+ years of experience in biology, cell biology, neuroscience, behavioral neuroscience, pharmacology, immunology, or related disciplines is required.
    • Previous experience with safe handling of laboratory animals and expertise in tissue dissection is required.
    • Previous experience in behavioral testing in rodents is required.
    • Familiar with Good Laboratory Practices and trained in maintaining a safe working environment is required.
    • Experience in molecular biology (RNA extraction, RT-qPCR, western blot) and cell culture in a BSL2 environment is preferred.
    • Strong computer skills, including proficiency with commonly used data analysis programs such as Excel and Prism strongly preferred. 
    • Enthusiastic, responsible, reliable team player, with strong interpersonal and communication skills.
    • Detail-oriented, accountable and well organized in record documentation, multitasking and troubleshooting required. 
    • Ability to generate high quality data within the allocated time frame to meet the given objectives. 
    • Able to work independently on assigned tasks, as well as alongside others from a diverse background.  
    • Willingness and ability to work flexible hours (evening/weekend). 
    • Must be able to perform all essential functions of the position, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Intra-Cellular Therapies is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability or any other legally protected status.


    Research Associate II Base Salary range $65K - $80K




    Intra-Cellular Therapies Inc. is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company headquartered in New York City. Founded on Nobel-prize winning research, we launched our first commercial product in CNS in 2020 and received approval for an expanded indication in 2021. Currently celebrating our 22nd anniversary, we have a strong pipeline with projects in preclinical development stage through Phase III. We celebrate science, welcome curiosity, expect collaboration and demand integrity and respect in all we do, create and deliver.

    “We deliver innovative treatments to improve the lives of individuals suffering from neuropsychiatric, neurologic and other disorders”.

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    430 E 29th St Ste 900
    New York
    New York

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