[ Career Opportunity ]

in vivo muscle biologIST


Position Description

Juvena Therapeutics, Inc. is a biotech startup located in Palo Alto, CA looking for an in vivo Scientist with specific expertise in muscle regeneration and healthspan assays in mouse models to join the team in the StartX incubator space. The position is full-time starting as early as possible. This is the perfect opportunity for someone interested in the exciting and fast-paced environment of a startup company, where the challenges change on a near monthly basis.

The candidate must:

  • Demonstrate strong attention to detail, record keeping, neatness and organizational skills.

  • Must be able to work in a dynamic team environment and communicate effectively in both spoken and written forms, with a professional and positive attitude for all external and internal interactions

  • Effective troubleshooting and problem-solving skills

Position Requirements

  • PhD in biological sciences with a minimum of 4 years of experience in biological research post graduate school, preferably in an industry setting as well as a track record of strong research productivity using mice transgenic models, including impactful scientific publications.

  • Previous experience designing in vivo experiments to assess muscle biology, handling research rodents for behavioral metrics and tissue excision, and analyzing results

  • Solid working knowledge of applicable scientific discipline and various in vivo techniques for models of muscle diseases or injury is a must

  • Previous experience in pre-clinical validation of therapeutics using models of muscle diseases or injury models is preferred.

Position Duties Include

  • Design and execute experiments following appropriate laboratory procedures and produce competent and reproducible results to a high technical standard

  • Appropriately analyze data, interpret results, and maintain accurate records with minimum supervision

  • Work hands-on to develop, optimize, and scale-up downstream processes for the production and purification of biologics

  • Keep current with advances in the company’s area of research interest

  • Flexibly support multiple research projects as the company grows

Job Type: Full-effort, salary work



Please complete the form below to be considered as Juvena's new Scientist: In Vivo Muscle Biologist. In addition, once the form is complete, email your CV and Cover Letter to apply@juvenatherapeutics.com with the title of the position as the subject line.  

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