Scientist – Molecular & Cellular Biology (Systems Neuroscience)

Deep Genomics, Toronto, Ontario

Creating A New Universe Of Genetic Medicines

Duration: Full-Time

About Us
Deep Genomics is a Toronto-based startup company that is building an AI-powered discovery and development platform to significantly expand the universe of medicines available for genetically-defined diseases. Founded in 2015, Deep Genomics brings together a multidisciplinary team of world-leading experts in machine learning, genomics, chemistry, and biology. Together we are on a mission to rapidly discover and develop oligonucleotide drugs for the treatment of patients with severe disorders of the liver, central nervous system, and eye.

Ideal Candidate
We are seeking an ambitious and talented systems neuroscientist to help us develop oligonucleotide therapies to treat rare neurological disorders.  The ideal candidate will lead a therapeutic development program from initial screening to candidate declaration and beyond.  They will have a flexible attitude to job roles and superlative organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills. 


  • A PhD in the biological sciences with at least 2 years of postgraduate experience, preferably in a biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry setting
  • Extensive graduate or postgraduate experience in experimental systems neuroscience.
  • Extensive experience with standard techniques in molecular and cell biology including, for example, DNA/RNA/Protein isolation and analysis, genetic manipulation of mammalian cells (e.g. CRISPR/Cas9), cloning, flow cytometry, IHC, etc.
  • Previous experience working with any/all of the following is desirable: cellular/animal models of mendelian disorders, iPSCs, electrophysiology, antisense oligonucleotides, and neural organoids/spheroids.
  • Comfort working with limited supervision in a fast-paced and rapidly growing work environment.

What we offer:

  • A highly competitive salary, health and dental benefits, and meaningful equity compensation.
  • Exceptional opportunities for learning and growth.
  • A collegial working environment with regular social events for team members and their families.
  • You’ll also be joining a bright and highly-motivated team working at the intersection of the most exciting areas of science and technology.
Deep Genomics thanks all applicants, however only those selected for an interview will be contacted. 

Deep Genomics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities.
Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process.

About Deep Genomics

Deep Genomics is using artificial intelligence to build a new universe of life-saving genetic therapies. The future of medicine will rely on artificial intelligence, because biology is too complex for humans to understand. At Deep Genomics, our geneticists, molecular biologists and chemists develop new ways of detecting and treating disease using our biologically accurate artificial intelligence technology.

Deep Genomics

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