Neurobiology Scientist

Larimar Therapeutics

Philadelphia, PA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 06/08/2021
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  • Company Address: Three Bala Plaza East Suite 506 Bala , Cynwyd, PA , 19004

About Larimar Therapeutics

Larimar Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq:LRMR), is a clinical-stage biotechnology company focused on developing treatments for complex rare diseases. The company’s lead compound, CTI-1601, is currently being evaluated in a Phase 1 clinical program as a potential treatment for Friedreich’s ataxia, a rare and progressive genetic disease. Larimar also plans to use its intracellular delivery platform to design other fusion proteins to target additional rare diseases characterized by deficiencies in intracellular bioactive compounds.

Job Description

About Us:

We are Larimar Therapeutics, based in the Philadelphia area, and committed to discovering and developing therapeutics to dramatically improve the lives of patients with complex rare diseases.

At Larimar we embrace everyone’s contribution to our Mission, have fun while working passionately. Our values connect us and ensure we communicate openly, treat each other with respect, help us grow from our successes and failures, and innovate.

If you are searching for a company where urgency, agility, and commitment to science win the day – we welcome you!

Position Summary:

We are seeking a creative, motivated Neurobiology Scientist with demonstrated expertise in neurobiology to serve as an investigator in our research laboratory. As a key member of our team, you will be primarily responsible for designing, conducting, and optimizing mechanism of action studies and assay development in support of our preclinical pipeline.


The Neurobiology Scientist responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following activities.

? Independently design and execute mechanism of action studies.

? Develop, optimize, and troubleshoot creative experimental approaches to advance drug discovery projects toward clinical development.

? Play a key role in establishing relevant neuronal and glial cell models to support drug development.

? Analyze and clearly present data in an organized and timely manner.

Education, Experience, Skills and Knowledge:

To be considered for the Neurobiology Scientist role you must have a PhD, with a minimum of 2 years of experience in Neuroscience and in-depth knowledge of experimental cell or animal models for neurodegenerative disorders as it pertains to neurons, glial or myelin producing cells. Hands-on experience with culturing primary neurons, glial cells, or iPSC-derived cells and proficiency in standard cell biology and biochemistry techniques including cell culture, protein analysis and quantification (western blotting, ELISA, etc), microscopy, and immunocytochemistry is required.

Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills, along with the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, and challenging research environment in which the primary focus is delivering a therapeutic solution to patients. Involvement in a drug discovery setting and a strong publication record are definitive advantages.


In addition to getting paid to work on treatments for patients with rare diseases, we offer employees a comprehensive benefits package with 90% of medical costs paid by Larimar and a 4% company match in our 401K plan. We also have a flexible paid-time off policy to help ensure a good work-life balance.

Equal Opportunity Employment

We are committed to equal-employment principles, and we recognize the value of committed employees who feel they are being treated in an equitable and professional manner. We strive to find ways to attract, develop and retain the talent needed to meet business objectives, and to recruit and employ highly qualified individuals representing the diverse communities in which we live.

Employment policies and decisions on employment and promotion are based on merit, qualifications, performance, and business needs. The decisions and criteria governing the employment relationship with all employees are made in a non-discriminatory manner—without regard to age, race, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth or medical condition related to pregnancy or childbirth), gender identity or expression, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, legally protected genetic information, marital status, veteran status, military status, sexual orientation, or any other factor determined to be an unlawful basis for such decisions by federal, state, or local statutes.

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