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Astellas Pharma Preclinical Team Lead in United States


iota Biosciences, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Astellas Pharma US, is a medical device company pioneering bioelectronic solutions across a range of medical therapies and diagnostics. Bioelectronic medical implants are the start of an entirely new form of medicine, treating chronic diseases through non-pharmaceutical mechanisms not previously accessible to clinicians.

iota Biosciences, Inc. was acquired by Astellas Pharma US in November 2020. Astellas Pharma US, Inc. is an affiliate of Tokyo-based Astellas Pharma Inc., a top 20 global pharmaceutical research company. Astellas is committed to turning innovative science into medical solutions that bring value and hope to patients and their families. iota's core proprietary technology stack leverages ultrasonic energy to communicate with and power custom implantable devices, enabling completely new clinical approaches to treating diseases. At iota Biosciences you will be given the opportunity to substantially influence the design and success of these pioneering Class III medical implants, as the company expands the reach of its novel technology while bringing new solutions to the clinic.

We are looking to hire a highly motivated PhD to lead a team of research scientists in pushing our novel technology through preclinical development into clinical trials of novel medical devices. This is a full-time position.


  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of scientists and engineers on preclinical activities

  • Perform a broad set of bioelectronic medicine activities, from developing new surgical procedures for chronic animal models to the design and testing of stimulation protocols.

  • Be a highly motivated individual contributing to various bioelectronic medicine activities as needed.

  • Work with cross-functional stakeholders to examine opportunities for applying new technology developments in existing animal models.


  • PhD in neuroscience, biomedical engineering, or related field

  • Expertise in electrophysiology and/or molecular biology techniques

  • Willingness to learn various subdomains related to the project at hand

  • Experience working in interdisciplinary environments and managing people


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