Research Associate IV - Target Validation

Alachua, FL
Jan 02, 2019
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 across a wide variety of indications.  AGTC is seeking a highly motivated individual to support our drug development activities.  He/She will be responsible for discovery research, implementing a scientific plan, and working independently in the lab with minimal supervision.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Target validation of candidate capsids, promoters, gene constructs, etc.
  • Develop and qualify new assay methods
  • Execute routine assays and procedures
  • Collect, analyze, record, and summarize data
  • Assist with and/or execute production and purification of biologics
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of written and electronic materials and results
  • Attend designated meetings to ensure professional development
  • Present scientific results at appropriate meetings
  • 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

Educational Qualifications

  • A B.S. or (M.S. degree strongly preferred) in biological science with a minimum of eight (8) years, hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology, cell biology, virology, or related areas.



Additional Qualifications

  • Proficiency in basic biological laboratory techniques, including mammalian cell culture, ELISA, molecular cloning, immunoblot, PCR, transfection, AAV transduction, and cell based functional assays
  • Basic knowledge and techniques in AAV or other virus production, purification and characterization
  • Understanding/working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal

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.