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Scientist,Cell Biology/Electrophysiology-San Diego


Key Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the identification and validation of relevant biological targets for insect control and other applications
  • Develop specific cell lines and cell-based assays with validated target to support HTS operations
  • Run HTS screens and support hit-to-lead optimization
  • Communicate results cross teams and identify potential collaborative synergies
  • Maintain up-to-date awareness of relevant knowledge and technologies.
  • Continually identify opportunities to improve current procedures, protocols, and systems.
  • Participate in data interpretation and information sharing with the wider research team.
  • Present results at team and department meetings, and at external scientific conferences.
  • Write manuscripts of scientific results and submit for publication in top-rated, peer-reviewed journals, patent applications, and/or internal company reports



  • PhD in chemosensory-related fields with 2+ years of post-doctoral academic or industry research experience.
  • Proficient in biochemical, molecular, and/or cellular biology techniques relevant to assay development, assay implementation and high throughput screening (HTS) approaches
  • Proficient in receptor/ion-channel pharmacology and related ligand chemistry
  • Strong skillset in linking odorant receptor/gustatory receptor/ion-channel pharmacology to behavioral outcomes. Expertise in cell-based assay development, high-throughput screening methods and medicinal chemistry approaches
  • Specific background in insect olfaction/ion channel experience are greatly encouraged to apply and will be given preference. Broader experience in olfactory biology, sensory neuroscience and computational data processing would be an advantage.


We value:

  •  A track record of scientific accomplishment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Comfortable working in a team environment
  • Problem-solving mindset and innovative approaches to problems


We offer:

  • The opportunity to contribute to a project with potentially great health and social benefits
  • High Challenge and High Reward Environment
  • Being part of a result oriented organization culture that fosters team collaboration
  • The ability to be a part of a highly creative and imaginative team in an incredibly competitive and inspiring industry


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function. Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran

At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly. We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

Nearest Major Market: San Diego