Research Associate - Upstream Process Development

Alachua, FL
Aug 23, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Applied Genetic Technologies Corporation (AGTC) is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to developing novel gene therapies for ophthalmic diseases.  AGTC is aggressively expanding and seeks a full-time Research Associate – Upstream Process Development for its Alachua, FL headquarters.

Reporting Relationship:

  • The Research Associate will report directly to the Associate Director, Upstream Process Development.


Job responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Develop and execute hands-on mammalian cell culture experiments for process definition
  • Plan, execute, and troubleshoot experiments for the characterization and optimization of mammalian cell culture systems
  • Perform routine mammalian cell culture and viral vector production activities
  • Setup, run and troubleshoot bioreactor experiments as needed
  • Perform qPCR and cell based assays
  • Interact with external collaborators, as needed, to complete joint experimental protocols
  • Collect, analyze, record, and summarize data in notebooks, reports and meetings
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Observe and comply with AGTC’s Employee manual
  • Observe and comply with AGTC’s Safety and Quality manual
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety, OSHA policies, and EPA standards


The successful candidate will meet the following requirements.

  • A B.S. or M.S. degree in biological science with a minimal of 2-4 years, hands-on laboratory experience in cell culture, virology, or related areas
  • Course work in biology, biochemistry or similar field applicable to mammalian cell culture
  • Proficiency in basic biologic laboratory techniques
  • Experience with manipulating DNA and RNA
  • Hands-on experience in bioreactor, viral vectors or vaccines strongly preferred

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.  Please send CV or resume.