Research Associate, Virology

San Diego, CA, United States
May 31, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Senior Research Associate, Vector Research

In this role, you would support research-grade AAV vector production for our drug discovery and preclinical gene therapy studies. You would have the opportunity to make significant contributions in our dynamic start-up environment where self-driven, enthusiastic employees thrive.


* Assist with design and set-up of a vector core laboratory; * Assist with small scale AAV vector production, purification and analysis; * Coordinate production needs with internal teams and manage production; * Characterize critical vector attributes including titer, purity, and endotoxin levels; * Contribute to AAV capsid screening and selection activities; * Contribute to optimization of viral vector designs for efficient delivery of company's RNAtargeted gene therapies; * Author technical reports; * Perform other related duties as required.


* BS/MS in molecular biology, virology, or related fields; * 4+ years experience in AAV viral vector production and/or analysis; experience in an industry-setting is highly desired; * Familiarity with using lab-scale production platforms for live virus or viral vector production; * Demonstrated skills in vector characterization methods; * Demonstrated skills in sterile tissue culture techniques: * Ability to proactively manage inventory of supplies, ordering reagents and consumables; * Critical thinking, analytic skills and trouble-shooting ability; * Meticulous attention to detail and strong record keeping skills; * Capability to multi-task, be independent, self-motivated, as well as work in a highly collaborative setting; * Excellent oral and communication skills; * Desire to be part of a rapidly evolving organization which requires flexibility, and a willingness to learn new techniques and methods.

The level of this role will be based on candidate's skills and qualifications.

About Aerotek:

We know that a company's success starts with its employees. We also know that an individual's success starts with the right career opportunity. As a Best of Staffing ® Client and Talent leader, Aerotek's people-focused approach yields competitive advantage for our clients and rewarding careers for our contract employees. Since 1983, Aerotek has grown to become a leader in recruiting and staffing services. With more than 250 non-franchised offices, Aerotek's 8,000 internal employees serve more than 300,000 contract employees and 18,000 clients every year. Aerotek is an Allegis Group company, the global leader in talent solutions. Learn more at