Group Leader / Associate Director - AAV Engineering

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Senior/Director & VP, Biological Sciences, Molecular Biology
  3. United States
Gaithersburg, USA
Posting date: 08 May 2020
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Group Leader/Associate Director of AAV Engineering with a global biopharmaceutical company located in Gaithersburg, MD.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a multidisciplinary team to engineer next generation AAV vectors with improved specific targeting, efficacy, transduction, and safety for a variety of research and clinical applications.
  • Interact and collaborate with leaders across all therapeutic areas aiming to address the major challenges associated with AAVs and deliver pipeline projects.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in AAV Biology, Virology, Cell Biology or other relevant scientific discipline with 10+ years of extensive experience in AAV research and gene therapy.
  • In-depth knowledge in AAV biology and extensive hands-on experience in engineering novel AAV vectors for targeted deliveries.
  • Proven capability to identify and develop new AAV applications.
  • Recognized leader in scientific specialty as evidenced by strong publications in leading peer reviewed journals.
  • Track record in establishing high level strategies for new technology development and applying new technologies in pipeline projects.
  • Effective communication and influencing skills with the proven ability to lead a multidisciplinary team.
  • Excellent team player and team builder with good interpersonal skills.
  • Proven ability to motivate, mentor and develop others.
  • Strong and energetic leader with good capability to make sound and timely decisions.
  • In vivo experience using animal models.
  • Experience in AAV production and purification.
  • Experience in gene correction and genome editing using CRISPR.

To Apply:

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A full job description is available on request.

Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.