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Sr. Research Associate


Posted: 01/04/2024 Employment Type: Direct Hire/Perm Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 593625 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Our Client is a venture capital-backed early-stage biopharmaceutical company developing ultra-sound-guided non-viral targeted gene therapies to treat multiple diseases of high unmet need. The Gene Therapy group uses a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and forward-thinking approach to solving many of the current challenges facing genetic medicine discovery and drug development. They are headquartered in South San Francisco, CA.

Job Description:
The Gene Therapy group is seeking to hire a Sr. Research Associate to become an integral part of the gene therapy drug development effort. We seek candidates who think critically and have the desire and ability to learn new techniques. This position requires adaptability and an ability to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment. A qualified candidate will have broad technical experience in molecular cloning.

· Generation of gene therapy vectors for in vitro and in vivo efficacy evaluation

· Execute a cloning strategy to prepare plasmids containing genes of interest.

· Communicate updates and results at group meetings.

· Maintain accurate records of experiments and ensure that laboratory procedures and protocols are followed.

General Requirements:
· Bachelor's degree in the biological sciences (e.g. Genetics, Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Physiology, or related field) with 1-3 years of relevant postgraduate research experience.

· Industry experience preferred.

· Creativity and the ability to work within an interdisciplinary team to achieve technical and corporate milestones.

· Strong communication, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.

Required Skills:
· Experience with a variety of cloning techniques, including restriction enzyme, site-directed mutagenesis, and Gibson cloning.

· Experience with Sanger and Plasmid-EZ sequencing analysis and sequence alignment.

· Proficiency with molecular biology software, such as Geneious.

· Familiarity with ELN platforms ideally with Benchling.

· Strong record-keeping and organizational skills
We offer our employees a comprehensive benefits package.

We'll give you the tools to feel healthy, happy and secure.

? Access to a 24-hour gym

? Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision

? Equity and ownership in a fast-growing company

? Commuting stipend based on your geographical location

? 401k Match: A dollar-for-dollar match

? All full-time employees are eligible for our flexible time off policy
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