Preclinical R&D Research Associate - Cloning & Production

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 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 for Cloning & Production activities.


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

  • Plasmid construction and large scale plasmid DNA production.
  • AAV vector production, purification and characterization
  • Design and develop new assays with minimal supervision
  • Maintain relevant laboratory supplies and equipment as needed
  • Draft SOPs, tech report and study reports
  • Record, analyze and present scientific results
  • Observe and comply with AGTC’s Employee manual and Safety and Quality manual


The successful candidate will meet the following requirements.

  • A B.S. with 3+ years’ experience or M.S. with 1 + years’ experience, in biological science.
  • Hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology, assays, or related areas.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety, OSHA policies, and EPA standards 
  • Proficiency in basic biological laboratory techniques, including molecular cloning, SDS-PAGE, immunoblot, qPCR, and Transfection.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture especially in large scale
  • Experience of AAV and/or other viral vectors is 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.