Job Description.

Cajal is seeking a Research Associate motivated by Cajal’s mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on getting things done, and eagerly navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment in a pre-clinical biotech company.  As a Research Associate at Cajal, you will work on all aspects of tissue clearing and microscopy to support the high-throughput imaging techniques used by the translational models and functional genomics groups, an integral part of our platform to find new therapeutic targets in neurodegenerative disease progression. The position is open to all levels of qualified candidates.


  •   Work with the imaging team to design and implement a pipeline for high-throughput use of a lightsheet microscope

  •   Operate the lightsheet microscope
  •   Collect, handle, and process brain samples for antibody labeling and tissue clearing

  •   Test and compare new clearing and labeling technologies

  •   Optimize and develop protocols for antibody labeling of new targets


This job might be great for you if you:

  •   have experience with immunohistochemistry and/or fluorescence microscopy,

  •   are excited about learning and testing novel tissue clearing strategies,
  •   have experience in rodent brain dissections or neuroanatomy
  •   are detail-oriented and thrive in a highly collaborative, team-oriented startup environment,

  •   love working in the lab, are organized, and take pride in your work,

  •   have a BA, BS, MS or equivalent in a biology-related field.



Cajal is a well-funded team of experienced scientists looking to solve one of the most vexing problems in drug discovery: how to model and treat complex diseases of the brain. We are applying high throughput microscopy, functional genetic screening, and multi-omics approaches to identify new drug targets and therapeutics for neurodegenerative diseases.


Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level.

Cajal Neuroscience is an equal opportunity company. We believe we are a team of people first, and we do our best to make sure all of our team members feel supported and connected at work. Come join us in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.

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