Research Associate II - Target Analysis - Alachua, FL | Biospace
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Research Associate II - Target Analysis


Alachua, FL
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
Job Code:
Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
Areas of Expertise Desired:
Associate, Biology, Research,

Job Description

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC) is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing novel gene therapies for ophthalmic and respiratory-based diseases.  AGTC has multiple candidate gene therapeutics in or entering human clinical trials and is seeking a full-time Preclinical R&D Research Associate II for Target Analysis activities.

Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following.
•   Cloning of novel gene sequences and their validation as therapeutic targets
•   Assist in the design and construction of AAV vectors for in vitro assessment of proof-of-concept studies
•   Develop and qualify new assay methods, including in vitro, cell-based, molecular assays and immunoassays
•   Plan, execute and troubleshoot routine assays and procedures
•   Collect, analyze, record, and summarize data in a timely manner
•   Write and/or review SOPs, technical reports and study reports
•   Maintain relevant laboratory supplies and equipment as needed
•   Present scientific results at appropriate meetings


The successful candidate will meet the following requirements.

•   A B.S. with 4+ years of experience or M.S. with 2 + years of experience with a degree in biological science.
•   Excellent written and verbal communication skills
•   Hands-on laboratory experience in common molecular biology, cell biology and protein chemistry techniques.
•   Ability to design and develop new assay methods with minimal supervision
•   Industry experience in molecular biology is highly desirable

AGTC offers a competitive compensation commensurate with education and experience, including salary, benefits, and company equity.  AGTC is an EOE and maintains a drug free workplace.