Associate Scientist, Gene Therapy

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Posted: 07/27/2018 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Clinical & Scientific Job Number: 13583

Our client in Menlo Park is looking to have an Associate Scientist, Gene Therapy join their growing team!

Our Company Bio: Bayside Solutions was founded in 2001, Bayside was recognized as one of the fastest growing professional staffing companies in Northern California. The numbers tell the story: We have close to a 100% client retention rate, 700% growth in four plus years and over 95% repeat business. Our dedication to building partnership relationships with both our clients and our recruits is the key to our phenomenal success.

You can find additional information on our company website at www.baysidesolutions.com.

 

Associate Scientist, Gene Therapy

Job Benefits:
  • An opportunity to significantly impart the future of the company’ s operations
  • A competitive base salary
  • On the job training, both in person/online

 

Summary of Responsibilities:
  • Develop AAV capsids and/or regulatory cassettes to improve and/or limit transgene expression to certain tissues
  • Independently design and execute experiments following appropriate laboratory procedures and produce competent and reproducible results to a high technical standard
  • Appropriately analyze and interpret results, and communicate scientific data
  • Maintain accurate records with minimum supervision
  • Participate in the development of assays for the characterization of AAV vector products, particularly in terms of expression upon gene transfer, in vitro (in vivo a plus)

 

  Required Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences, biochemistry, virology or other relevant discipline. For Scientist position, 2+ years of relevant research experience after advanced degree.
  • Background in the area of gene therapy (in particular of AAV vectors) is a plus
  • Broad knowledge base in molecular biology, biochemistry and immunology
  • Scientific competency as demonstrated by strong publication record in peer-reviewed journals
  • Expertise in a variety of laboratory techniques such as recombinant DNA technology, including qPCR, vectorology, DNA/RNA isolation and analysis; sterile tissue culture techniques; biochemical techniques including, Western Blot, flow cytometry, immunofluorescence, and ELISA
  • Experience with in vivo animal models is preferred and know-how with the baculovirus expression system is a plus
  • Detail oriented with excellent time management skills
  • Must be proactive, co-operative, and willing to work in a small team environment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
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