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Research Associate, Vector Engineering

Cambridge, MA 02114

Posted: 02/01/2023 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 540799 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Position Summary:
The candidate will support advancement of innovative AAV-based therapeutics by using a variety of research methods including mammalian cell culture, molecular and biochemical techniques, and cell-based assays.

Responsibilities:
Work as part of a dynamic team to generate novel AAV gene therapy viral vectors
Establish, execute, and analyze cell-based, biochemical and molecular assays
Prepare, write, and present technical data and reports
Work as part of a cross-functional team to drive innovation

 Qualifications:
B.S. or equivalent degree in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Virology or related discipline with a minimum of 1 year of relevant experience
Extensive experience with tissue culture techniques: culturing cell lines, plasmid transfection, virus transduction, etc. Strong preference for prior expertise with primary human cells.
Experience developing quantitative cell-based assays
Hands on experience with molecular and biochemical methods: reporter assays, RT-qPCR, PCR, cloning, production and purification of recombinant proteins.
Experience with design, documentation, and execution of experiments 
Must have exceptional verbal and written communication skills
Must be detail oriented and well-organized
Must be independently motivated with strong problem-solving abilities
Must be highly productive in a fluid and fast-paced work environment
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