Teamwork, Excellence, Creativity and Entrepreneurial Spirit

At PsychoGenics we value teamwork, excellence, creativity and entrepreneurial drive. We are excited about our mission and endeavor each day to build a company that fosters that excitement. We believe that our employees are our most important and valued asset and we are committed to the creation of a working environment that encourages each employee’s professional and personal development. We believe in rewarding the efforts of our employees through competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefits plan.

Job Openings

Neurodegenerative Behavior Position

Qualified candidate must be a motivated, talented and disciplined scientist having excellent expertise in behaviorally assessing various rodent models of neurodegenerative disease. In addition the successful candidate should have prior experience with stereotaxic surgeries in rodents. Applicants must possess a Ph.D. degree in Neuroscience or a related field, or MS with at least 5 to 10 years of experience. Superior communication skills, experience in motivating and supervising junior Research Associates, ability to multi-task and a demonstrated record of accomplishment are a must. Applicant must be willing to work in the back with junior Research Associates, providing scientific and technical support.

Requirements: Knowledgable in performing experiments using behavior assays assessing motor and cognitive dysfunction; Strong Stereotaxic and general surgery skills are a must; Excel in data handling, including statistical analysis; Hands on experience with rodent handling, tissue dissection, blood collection, drug administration (IV, IP, PO, ICV) are required. Ensure that presentations and reports are available to clients in a timely manner. Contribute to manuscript preparation as needed. Demonstrate strong leadership skills, train and supervise scientists as needed.

Major plus: Background in neurodegenerative research with in vivo molecular and pharmacological expertise.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Sylvie Ramboz

Sr. C++/.Net Developer Position

We have a great opportunity to contribute to line-of-business and bio-/chem-informatics/machine learning projects by designing and coding original ideas and solutions. You will be an essential member of a small Informatics team working together to use C++ and C# (as well as Java, Python and/or MATLAB, on occasion) to create scalable, high quality solutions to meet the demands of fast growing highly sophisticated biotechnology business. This work will be done in a team environment with constant communication among team members as well as internal and external clients. The work environment requires multi-tasking and delivering quality work on multiple projects. Your ability to communicate is one of the key components to your success in this position.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop and maintain C++/C# data analysis/processing projects
  • Develop cutting edge solutions to maximize performance and expand scalability and distributed processing capabilities of the system.
  • Provide troubleshooting and root cause analysis of any problems.
  • Professionally communicate your designs and implementations to the members of the team and clients.
  • Manage timelines to complete objectives.

Required Qualifications:

  • 5+ years experience developing and maintaining C/C++ and/or C# code
  • Experience in object-oriented software development environment
  • 1+ year(s) C# and .Net development
  • Familiarity with Java and/or Python development
  • Understanding of multi-tier application design and development
  • Experience developing and deploying software in both Windows and Linux environments
  • Able to manage own development schedule
  • Team player attitude with excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Immediate availability

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CNS Drug Discovery and/or ChemInformatics background (a big plus)
  • Familiarity with basic electrical engineering principles
  • Working knowledge of cross-platform performance optimization primitive libraries (e.g., Intel IPP, XLib, OpenGL, OpenCV)
  • GPU-oriented development
  • Knowledge of machine learning algorithms and their implementations (e.g., SVM, Bayesian Networks)
  • MATLAB development and deployment
  • Linux administration
  • Understanding of computer vision algorithms, encoding, pattern recognition and image/video analysis
  • ASP.Net and/or PHP development and deployment
  • T-SQL development and data modeling

To apply for the position please send your resume to Ian Russell

Neurodegeneration Group - Research Associate

This position is for a Research Associate for the Systems Biology/Neurodegenerative group at PsychoGenics (level of Research Associate commensurate with experience). Primary tasks performed on a daily basis in mice will include Test Article administration using various routes of administration, behavioral testing, tissue collection and data handling (graphing and analyzing data). Stereotaxic surgical techniques would be a plus, but not required. Strong organizational and multitasking skills required. Additional responsibilities include understanding of and compliance with company SOP’s and IACUC guidelines as well as safety and quality assurance standards related to the assigned work.

Minimum qualifications: Master’s degree in the biological sciences preferably related to behavior, pharmacology or psychology. Experience in handling and dosing of mice in a laboratory setting. Leadership, organizational, multi-tasking, trouble shooting and deductive reasoning skills required, along with a willingness and ability to work both independently and as part of a team. Must be willing to work in a dynamic fast-paced environment with tight deadlines. Must be willing to follow proper protocol and safety procedures, as well as question and/or report any deviations to study protocols. Candidate should willing to learn new procedures and tasks quickly and efficiently, as well as being easily adaptable to changing testing methods. Candidate must have working knowledge of Microsoft Windows, Word, Excel and powerpoint.

Occasional weekend and holiday work will be required. PsychoGenics is not offering relocation or visa sponsorship for this position.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Kim Cirillo

Animal Care Technician

Provide animal care and husbandry in compliance with PGI Animal Care and Use Program Description, and in accordance with Animal Welfare regulations, AAALAC International Standard, PHS OLAW Assurance, and NYS DOH. Husbandry of rodents in the vivarium to include providing feed, water, clean cages, identifying sick animals, and notifying research staff according to established standard operating procedures. Maintenance of colony rooms to provide a healthy environment for animals. Receive shipments of animals. Assist with the following programs according to established standard operating procedures: Program of Veterinary Care, sentinel and quarantine programs, environmental monitoring, and pest control. Maintain documentation log sheets as required. Maintain vivarium experimental rooms and support areas as required.

Required Qualifications:

  • Communicates information accurately, clearly, and concisely to ensure understanding. Follows established work schedules and communicates well with supervisor, demonstrating respect to management and colleagues.
  • Attention to detail mandatory, records information accurately, ability to follow instructions, and work both independently and as a team member.
  • Observes carefully in order to respond appropriately, answer questions, or obtains needed information to perform required tasks.
  • Cooperates and communicates with all PGI staff in a courteous and professional manner.
  • Maintains confidentiality of research study information.
  • Demonstrates good judgment, completes assignments in a timely manner, and adjusts well to changes in work schedule, work flow, and priorities.
  • Ability to regularly lift up to 50 pounds and move heavy equipment around in a safe manner. Ability to stand, bend, reach, or crouch while working.
  • Ability to work on weekends and holidays as required to maintain compliance in oversight of animals 24/7.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • AALAS certification required within two years of employment at PGI.
  • Two years experience in a laboratory animal facility.

To apply for the position please send your resume to Denise Imbrogno

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  • PsychoGenics
  • 215 College Road, Paramus, NJ 07652
  • Tel: (914) 406-8019
  • Fax: (914) 406-8090