Scientist - Viral Tools

Seattle, Washington State
Competitive Salary + Benefits
October 26 2020
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

Scientist, Viral Tools  

Seattle, WA


Job Description. 

Cajal is seeking a scientist motivated by Cajal’s mission to develop new medicines for patients with neurodegenerative disorders. Our team members thrive on getting things done, eagerly trouble-shoot random tasks that arise in startups, and can navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment. As a Scientist at Cajal, you’ll establish and lead our viral tools group, an integral part of our platform to screen for new targets with functional impact on neurodegenerative disease progression.


This job might be great for you if you:

  • Have 2+ year(s) of viral production experience including design of viral vectors, cloning of viral vectors, and  production of recombinant AAV and/or Lentivirus (experience with other viruses is not necessary but is a plus
  • Experience with generating high diversity libraries and NGS techniques is a plus
  • Are excited about learning and implementing novel techniques and playing a key role in developing scalable infrastructure.
  • Are detail-oriented and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented startup environment.
  • Love working in the lab, are organized, and take pride in your work.
  • Have a BA, BS, MS, or PhD degree in a biology-related field or equivalent experience.



Cajal is a well-funded team of experienced scientists looking to solve one of the most vexing problems in drug discovery. We are applying high throughput microscopy, functional genetic screening, and multi-omics approaches to identify new drug targets for neurodegenerative diseases. 

Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level.

Cajal Neuroscience is an equal opportunity company. We believe we are a team of people first, and we do our best to make sure all of our team members feel supported and connected at work.


To apply:

Please send an email with your CV and cover letter to: