Research Associate III, Analytical

Durham, NC, United States
Apr 02, 2021
Bio NC
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
The Research Associate III, Analytical works within the Process and Product Sciences and will provide routine bioanalytical support for Cell Therapy, AAV, and mRNA process development. The position will also conceive of, execute, and analyze experiments required for new method development to drive PBIs Analytical Development goals. Experience with analytical method development life cycle and regulatory guidance for industry is preferred.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.

  • Execute assays and analyze data according to established SOPs and test methods. Report results of analyses to respective team leaders and QA in a timely manner
  • Drive development of new assays to support PBIs ongoing development goals
  • Drive generation of new SOPs focused on use and maintenance of lab equipment and reagents
  • Review technical documents for accuracy
  • Coordinate with Process Sciences Team members to plan and conduct experiments that need to be carried out in a timely manner to achieve PBIs development goals
  • Coordinate with Product Sciences Team members to ensure the following:
    • Technical documents are written and updated
    • Equipment is properly maintained
    • Consumables are ordered and stocked as needed
    • Cells and other reagents are available for experiments as needed
  • Assist in training new Product Sciences team members
  • Present work internally to promote collaboration, improvement, and innovation
  • Maintain an electronic lab notebook to document all experiments in a timely fashion


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.

  • MS or BS in cell & molecular biology, immunology or related field with 5+ years of relevant biopharma industrial experience or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Experience extracting nucleic acids from multiple animal/human sources and/or recombinant viral preps
  • 3+ years of experience with quantitative real-time PCR and/or ddPCR for gene expression, genomic copy number variation, residual DNA or viral genome quantification
  • Familiarity with analytical method development life cycle and regulatory guidance
  • Exceptional collaborative and communication skills

  • Direct experience working in a GxP environment
  • Hands-on experience with laboratory automation
  • Familiarity with statistical software (e.g. GraphPad Prism, JMP, Minitab, etc.)

Travel Requirements
  • Minimal travel is required for this position.

  • This is an office-based position located at the main headquarters in downtown Durham, NC.

Precision BioSciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DTIL), is a clinical stage biotechnology company dedicated to improving life (DTIL) with its novel and proprietary ARCUS genome editing platform. This isnt just a statement supporting the products that were developing its a statement that speaks to our collective desire to do our part in improving the lives of those around us. ARCUS is a highly specific and versatile genome editing platform designed with therapeutic safety, delivery, and control in mind. Using ARCUS, Precision is developing allogeneic CAR T and in vivo gene correction therapies for cancer and genetic diseases. Our team includes pioneers in genome editing, leaders in business, and a full staff of talented and committed people who are excited to be a part of medical and scientific breakthroughs. For additional information, please visit www.

Precision BioSciences actively fosters an inclusive environment to ensure we attract and retain the best talent; we value diversity of life experiences and perspectives; and we encourage innovation in pursuit of our mission. We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.