Staff Scientist

Staff Scientist

Position Details

Salary: Commensurate with qualifications

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Required Education and Experience: Bachelor’s degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Biophysics or closely related fields and 1-2 years of experience

Working Title: Staff Scientist

Number of Positions:                            Full time

Proposed Start Date:                             April 15, 2019

Length of Term: 1 year appointment with possibility of renewal

Visa status: Must be a US citizen or a permanent resident  


Summary of Duties and Responsibilities


PK Biosciences Corporation, a biotech company located in Ames, IA, invites applications for a Staff Scientist position.

The major goal of the NIH SBIR funded program is to develop novel therapeutics as disease-modifying agents for treatment of neurodegenerative disease such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.  

The successful candidate will be conducting research involving cell culture and animal models of neurological diseases, including pharmacokinetic, preclinical efficacy, toxicological evaluations.   Particularly, experience with animal handling and treatment, cell culture, Western blot, genotyping, qRT-PCR, microscopy, HPLC, LC/MS, are highly desirable.  Some training in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, cellular-molecular biology, or neuroscience is also a plus. The position will also include general laboratory management, maintaining animal protocols, equipment training and maintenance, treatment preparation, data entry and analysis, supply ordering, and other duties as assigned. The position will be responsible for ensuring high quality and compliance with all safety and quality controls, including lab animal protocol compliance at the GLP level.

The successful candidate will be motivated and possess the ability to work both independently and collaboratively both within the company and with outside organizations. The candidate will also have the ability to balance and prioritize tasks, meet program deadlines, and produce results. The ability to communicate orally and in writing is also essential for this position.




Email a cover letter, resume, and the name and phone number of three references to:

Attn: Dr. Vellareddy Anantharam,

PK Biosciences Corporation, 1907 ISU C Drive, Ames, Iowa 50011.



Posted on

March 26, 2019