Research Associate/Senior Research Associate

94608, Emeryville
Aug 27, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

4D Molecular Therapeutics, located in Emeryville, CA is a global leader in gene therapy product research & development using scientific innovation to unlock the full potential of gene therapy for patients with genetic diseases.  At 4D Molecular Therapeutics, our goal is to design and develop transformative gene therapy products using our proprietary adeno-associated virus variants platform to treat serious unmet medical conditions.  4D is in need of a talented and motivated Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join our team in supporting our viral drug therapy research efforts as we contribute to the future of gene therapeutics. 

Responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Conducting independent laboratory experiments following defined laboratory technical procedures
  • Using basic molecular biology techniques, including DNA and RNA purification, PCR, RT-PCR, qPCR, gene cloning, and immunoblotting
  • Using sterile technique for handling and growing mammalian cells.
  • Preparing cell or tissue samples for biochemical or immunohistochemical analysis
  • Performing cell-based assays for the assessment of protein expression and/or activity
  • Maintaining accurate and well-organized laboratory records, worksheets and notebooks
  • Maintaining current training requirements
  • Maintaining compliance to company Environmental Health and Safety policies, procedures, and practices


  • B.S. or M.S. degree in one of the following disciplines: Molecular Biology, Bioengineering, Biochemistry, or a related field
  • 3+ years prior experience in biological laboratory experimentation; prior experience working with viral gene delivery vectors (particularly adeno-associated virus) is preferred
  • Solid proficiency in molecular biology and protein chemistry techniques such as molecular cloning, PCR, RT-PCR, mammalian cell culture, immunoblot, plasmid transfection, ELISA, and immunocytochemistry/immunohistochemistry procedures.
  • Ability to conduct research with strong attention to detail
  • Highly organized and motivated; strong analytical, organizational, and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a collaborative team-oriented setting
  • Ability to multi-task and support more than one project simultaneously
  • Understanding and knowledge of key scientific software programs (including Microsoft Office JMP or Prism, and Adobe Photoshop)

4DMT offers very competitive benefits, compensation including incentive based plans as well as a dynamic, entrepreneurial and academic based environment.

Qualified candidates may submit a CV and cover letter to