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Senior Research Associate, Biomarker

Avidity Biosciences
San Diego, California
Start date
Apr 17, 2024

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Regulatory, Research/Documentation, Science/R&D, Research
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Biotech Beach

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Job Title:

Senior Research Associate, Biomarker


San Diego, CA

Position type:


Full time



Development Sciences



Strive to Bring a Profound Difference to our Patients

At Avidity Biosciences, we are passionate about the impact of every employee in realizing our vision of improving people’s lives by delivering a new class of RNA therapeutics. Avidity is revolutionizing the field of RNA with its proprietary AOCs, which are designed to combine the specificity of monoclonal antibodies with the precision of oligonucleotide therapies to address targets and diseases previously unreachable with existing RNA therapies. If you are a committed, solution-oriented thinker, join us in making a difference and become part of our growing culture that is integrated, collaborative, agile and focused on the needs of patients. 

Avidity Biosciences, Inc.'s mission is to profoundly improve people's lives by delivering a new class of RNA therapeutics - Antibody Oligonucleotide Conjugates (AOCs™). Utilizing its proprietary AOC platform, Avidity demonstrated the first-ever successful targeted delivery of RNA into muscle and is leading the field with clinical development programs for three rare muscle diseases: myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). Avidity is broadening the reach of AOCs with its advancing and expanding pipeline, including programs in cardiology and immunology through internal discovery efforts and key partnerships. Avidity is headquartered in San Diego, CA. For more information about our AOC platform, clinical development pipeline, and people, please visit and engage with us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

The Opportunity

This position will require hands-on lab work with responsibility for processing and analyzing bio samples (blood and tissues) and will assist in the development of novel methods for biomarker discovery and development. 

What You Will Contribute

  • Develop clinical biomarker assays with an emphasis on molecular biology and sequencing-based approaches;
  • Facilitate relationships with external service providers, including method transfer, method development, method validation, and sample analysis in a GLP environment;
  • Design and perform experiments, analyze experimental data, report results, and provide feedback on appropriate next steps such as assay optimization or follow-up experiments;
  • Demonstrate effective presentation and verbal communication skills at internal meetings;
  • Demonstrate clear written communication by drafting protocols and maintaining records and results in an electronic laboratory notebook;
  • Strong organization and multitasking capabilities to navigate a fast-pace environment;
  • Work cross-functionally to plan, coordinate, and execute experiments.

What We Seek

  • Master’s degree in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry or related discipline.
  • 2 years of experience as a Senior Research Associate, Research Associate, or related role.
  • Prior hands-on lab experience with various laboratory techniques including Flow Cytometry, DNA/RNA isolation, qPCR, western blot, RNA sequencing, and ELISA;
  • Prior knowledge in developing biomarker assays in GLP environment for clinical programs

Avidity Biosciences

10578 Science Center Dr. Suite 125

San Diego, CA


O: 858-401-7900

F: 858-401-7901



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Our vision is to profoundly improve people’s lives by revolutionizing the delivery of RNA therapeutics. We’re utilizing our proprietary AOC platform to design, engineer, and develop therapeutics that combine the tissue selectivity of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) with the precision of oligonucleotide-based therapies in order to redefine RNA therapeutics and more effectively target underlying genetic drivers of diseases. We are delivering on this vision by investing in our platform, our pipeline and our people.

Our commitment to rigorous and innovative science is matched only by our passion to see patients’ lives changed. We consistently challenge ourselves to Be AVID – Agile, Visionary, Integrated and Diverse.

We are assembling a diverse team experienced in rare disease and RNA therapies. Our team members bring expertise in research, development and commercial execution. We are focused on cultivating the right team to not only grow the company, but also to reflect the communities we serve. We are dedicated to employing and retaining a diverse and inclusive workforce at all levels of the organization to not only ensure that different backgrounds and perspectives are being heard and acted upon, but that our employees also feel understood, accepted and valued.


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10578 Science Center Drive
Suite 125
San Diego

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