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Research Associate -gene therapy platform development


Posted: 11/08/2022 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 498149 Country: United States Is job remote?: No

Job Description

Job Description:

The Platform Technology group at our client  is seeking to hire a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to become an integral part of the gene therapy platform development effort.  We seek candidates who think critically and have the desire and ability to learn new techniques.  This position requires adaptability and an ability to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment.  A qualified candidate will have a broad technical experience in molecular biology, gene therapy, nucleic acid therapeutics, oligonucleotide therapeutics, biochemistry, physiology, and/or pharmacology. 

General Requirements:
  • Bachelor or Master’ s degree in the biological sciences (e.g. Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology, or related field) with 2-5 years of relevant post-graduate research experience
  • Industry experience preferred; RA level will be determined based on experience
  • Experience performing independent data analysis using GraphPad Prism or similar software
  • Creativity and the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team in order to achieve technical and corporate milestones
  • Strong communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills


Required Skills (some not all):
  • In vivo pharmacology including compound IV, SC, and IP dosing routes and experience with blood sampling and tissue collection
  • Standard molecular biology techniques (DNA/RNA isolation, sequencing library preparation, PCR, quantitative PCR, sn-RNA-seq, SDS-Page, ELISA/MSD, in situ hybridization, and western blotting)
  • Tissue dissection, embedding, and sectioning using a cryostat and/or microtome
  • Immunohistochemistry using cell type specific and disease relevant biomarkers
  • Microscopy using epiflourescent and confocal imaging systems
  • Mammalian cell culture systems
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