Associate Scientist / Scientist, Gene Therapy

Location
SF Bay Area - South Bay
Posted
May 16, 2018
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time

*This job is located in the South Bay*

 

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for California's Scientific community. We are currently looking for an Associate Scientist / Scientist to work for a leading Bay Area biotechnology company.

 

Associate Scientist / Scientist, Gene Therapy

 

SUMMARY:

Participate in the development of gene-based therapies.

 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop AAV capsids and/or regulatory cassettes to improve and/or limit transgene expression to certain tissues
  • Independently design and execute experiments following appropriate laboratory procedures and produce competent and reproducible results to a high technical standard
  • Appropriately analyze and interpret results, and communicate scientific data
  • Maintain accurate records with minimum supervision
  • Participate in the development of assays for the characterization of AAV vector products, particularly in terms of expression upon gene transfer, in vitro

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences, biochemistry, virology or other relevant discipline. For Scientist position, 2+ years of relevant post doc research experience
  • Background in the area of gene therapy (in particular of AAV vectors) is a plus
  • Broad knowledge base in molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology
  • Scientific competency as demonstrated by strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Expertise in a variety of laboratory techniques such as recombinant DNA technology, including qPCR, vectorology, DNA/RNA isolation and analysis; sterile tissue culture techniques; biochemical techniques including, Western Blot, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and ELISA
  • Experience with in vivo animal models is preferred and know-how with the baculovirus expression system is a plus
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Must be proactive, co-operative, and willing to work in a small team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills