Associate Scientist

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Analytical Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biological Sciences
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 03 Aug 2020

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Senior Associate Scientist with a biotechnology company located in Cambridge, MA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform various molecular biology assays independently. Expertise in molecular cloning techniques preferably with AAV experience.
  • Research background in AAV-based cargo engineering or AAV-based gene therapy on neurological diseases is preferred.
  • Part of a cross-functional team focused on designing, cloning and characterization of novel Adeno-associated Viral (AAV) vectors for human therapeutics development.
  • Design and generation of plasmid constructs, specifically constructs containing AAV genome-based expression cassettes.
  • Plan and execute standard cloning and expression experiments with scientific rigor.
  • Perform cell-based assays.
  • Maintain organized and detailed electronic records to support internal documentation needs and regulatory submissions.
  • Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of pertinent literature.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in Biochemistry, Biology, Chemical/Bioengineering or other related scientific discipline with 1-5 years of industry experiences.
  • Proven experience in virus (preferably AAV) production, purification, titration, and transduction.
  • Proven experience with molecular biology tools, including qPCR and RT-qPCR. Experience with ddPCR is a plus.
  • Hands on experience in culturing of multiple types of cells, including transformed cell lines, primary and iPSCs.
  • Proven experience with protein biochemistry including WB, ELISA.
  • Strong collaboration and team-working skills.
  • Ability to multitask and contribute to multiple projects under demanding timelines.
  • Experience with constructing libraries from nucleic acids (DNA or RNA).

If you are having difficulty in applying or if you have any questions, please contact Zachary Hines at 215-531-6914.

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