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Research Scientist / Postdoctoral Associate

Karamedica, Inc. Riverside, CA
  • Expired: over a month ago. Applications are no longer accepted.
Job Description

 The Position

Karamedica, Inc. is seeking a talented, highly motivated, passionate person to join our highly interdisciplinary team and help us revolutionize the delivery of drugs in the body and treatment of neurological disease! We are now accepting applications for a Research Scientist / Postdoctoral Associate position to start Fall 2020. This position will help lead a NIH SBIR-funded project that seeks to advance development of Karamedica’s nose-to-brain chitosan microparticle delivery system. The research will test the novel microparticle therapy in a mouse model of cerebral amyloid angiopathy. 

Job Type: Full or Part time

Who We Are

Karamedica is a start-up biotech company with a mission of expanding medical and veterinary uses of biopolymer-based products, especially those containing chitosan, by developing novel decontamination processes like non-thermal atmospheric plasmas. Karamedica also seeks to create innovative medical devices and drug delivery systems based on these biopolymers. Karamedica’s team consists of a core group of scientists with extensive experience in academic research at major universities and medical centers around the world that is inspired by the possibilities of revolutionizing patient care and saving lives. We value people as our most important resource and are looking for talented individuals who can make valuable contributions to our efforts. 

Karamedica is committed to creating an open, safe, inclusive, and intellectually stimulating environment for its employees to thrive. We are an Equal Opportunity employer. Women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Karamedica may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Offer of employment is contingent upon satisfactory completion of verification of credentials.


This person will plan and perform complex laboratory experiments, data collection and analysis, and troubleshoot issues that arise. This position requires writing reports and publishing original research in peer-reviewed journals, as well as assisting with writing grant/funding proposals. There is a possibility to expand Karamedica’s R&D pipeline based on scientific interests. This individual may also participate in day-to-day laboratory management duties, coordinate and direct the work and research tasks of lower level research staff. Some of the responsibilities for this position may include: 

  • Refine and develop new research approaches based on project requirements 

  • Conduct, coordinate and trouble-shoot advanced laboratory experiments using a number of nanofabrication, plasma chemistry, biomedical and bio-analytical methods and instrumentation.

  • Format and analyze small animal MR images 

  • Collect and analyze laboratory data and write laboratory reports

  • Advise on new directions for research projects based on experimental results 

  • Organize and prepare laboratory data, maintain a laboratory notebook, and write laboratory reports 

  • Author and co-author articles for publications and present research findings in scientific meetings 

  • Support the Principle and Co-investigators with grant writing and in supervision of students and lower level laboratory personnel


We offer a competitive salary ($40-$85K/year commensurate with degree(s) earned, experience, and time commitment), a generous benefits package including, paid vacation/holidays, SIMPLE IRA  with company match, flexible schedule and a rewarding professional environment. 

Minimum Qualifications 

Must hold a MS or PhD (or equivalent) in a relevant scientific field (neuroscience, molecular biology, cell biology, biotechnology, materials science, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or related field. 

Experience: 0-3 years experience or more. Must have a strong background and hands-on experience in one or more of these areas: nanoparticle synthesis, gene transfection, histology, cell culture, immunoflorescence staining, LAL assay (endotoxin quantification), etc. Must be highly motivated in interdisciplinary research. Will participate in NIH-funded research projects. 

Preferred Job Knowledge/Skills

Molecular biology, bioengineering, plasma chemistry, chemical engineering, nanoparticle synthesis. Must be results-driven with the capacity to work with minimal supervision to effectively achieve goals on time. 


Karamedica, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Highly collaborative, flexible small biotech company working on very exciting new technologies that may revolutionize medicine.


900 University Avenue
Riverside, CA