Senior Research Associate, RNA science

92121, San Diego
Mar 26, 2019
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Position Summary:


Arcturus is seeking Senior Research Associate to work in the RNA process development and production team. The successful candidate will be responsible for leading and carrying out required lab activities for RNA targets including cloning and production of plasmid constructs, developing and executing biochemical assays, producing and purifying RNA, and supporting process development for clinical RNA manufacture. Additionally, the Senior Research Associate will prepare detailed standard operating procedures for technology transfer. This individual will work with a team of highly motivated scientists in the RNA process development, RNA production, RNA formulations, and analytical sciences group. They will support project leads, key internal and external stakeholders, and Arcturus’ research leadership to advance development projects. Other duties as assigned.




MS/BS with 7+ years of experience in the pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry. Degree in biochemistry, biological sciences, pharmaceutical sciences, chemistry, chemical engineering, molecular biology, or other relevant disciplines. Experience with purification and purification scale-up of RNA, DNA or proteins needed Experience with a wide range of chromatography systems including AKTA instruments needed. Experience with TFF instrumentation and development is a plus. Experience working with RNA, in vitrotranscription/translation is a plus. Experience with traditional and modern molecular biology techniques, such as plasmid isolation and molecular cloning (restriction enzyme-based & seamless), PCR, Western, and ELISA is a plus. Experience with automation and automated liquid handling is a plus. Demonstrated ability in data analysis with statistical methods needed. Must be detail oriented with demonstrated ability in problem solving and organization. Excellent written and oral communication skills. About us: Founded in 2013 and based in San Diego, Arcturus Therapeutics Ltd. is a publicly traded RNA medicines company. Arcturus’s commitment to the development of novel RNA therapeutics has led to partnerships with Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., part of the Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson, Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Inc., Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, Synthetic Genomics Inc., and Cystic Fibrosis Foundation Therapeutics Inc. Our corporate culture is diverse, open and creative. We value collaboration and teamwork. We are looking for team members to grow with us and with a strong dedication to the highest levels of scientific excellence.


Arcturus is committed to equal opportunity and complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. For more information about our company, visit


Job Type: Full-time