Research Associate, Analytical Development

Emeryville, CA, United States
Oct 26, 2020
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT) is a gene therapy company with a transformative discovery platform— Therapeutic Vector Evolution —that enables our “disease first” approach to product discovery and development, thereby allowing us to customize our AAV vectors to target specific tissue types associated with the underlying disease.

4DMT is focused on attracting and retaining the best people in the industry who identify with our mission and innovative results-driven approach. We offer an inspiring and collaborative environment that encourages individual contributions, recognizes performance in multiple ways, offers uniquely generous benefits, and provides challenging opportunities for career development. Join us in creating the ultimate gene therapy products to cure genetic diseases in children and adults. 4D Molecular Therapeutics, located in Emeryville, CA.


The Research Associate/Senior Research Associate in Analytical Development is responsible for performing routine analytical testing, data analysis, and method development/qualification. The candidate will work closely with Process Development, Research, and Quality groups. The successful candidate will be experienced with analytical techniques such as qPCR/ddPCR, gel electrophoresis, and ELISA.

  • Routine Sample Testing and Data Analysis: 60% of TIME
  • Method Development and Optimization: 20% of TIME
  • Reagent and Consumable Inventory Management: 10% of TIME
  • Other Duties as Assigned: 10% of TIME

  • Education:
  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biochemistry, or related scientific discipline

  • Experience:
  • 2+ years of experience within the Biotech or similar industry preferred
  • Experience with qPCR/ddPCR preferred
  • Experience with analytical method development and qualification under ICD/FDA guidelines
  • Experience with GxP documentation is a plus

  • Skills:
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and effective interpersonal, technical discretion and troubleshooting skills are essential
  • Must be a team player, strong critical thinker, exhibit a willingness to meet project timelines and multitask effectively in a dynamic fast-paced environment under challenging timelines
  • Proficient or familiar with Microsoft based Windows programs: Word, Excel and PowerPoint

  • Work Location:
  • This position requires the ability to work on location in the 4DMT lab at least 3-4 times a week. There may be some remote work during Shelter in Place.
  • Once Shelter in Place has been lifted this will be full-time position at the 4DMT Emeryville location

4DMT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

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