Sr. Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology and AAV Production

Cambridge, Massachusetts
July 25 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

We are seeking a candidate specializing in molecular biology or viral vector production to work in the BioMedicine Design (BMD) line of the Medicinal Sciences Organization. In this role the candidate will help support all aspects of AAV production including large scale DNA purification, transfections, and AAV purification. The candidate will work with senior scientists within the group to support several AAV initiatives within the organization.

  • Provide molecular biology support for development and purification of AAV vectors.
  • Provide cell culture and other support for different stages of AAV production.
  • Routinely provide updates at project meetings.
  • Proactively evaluate new technologies and implement new features and functionality into the discovery pipeline.
  • Work with the head of group, project leads, and other senior group members on experimental design and providing data packages with the goal of identifying and advancing best strategies.
  • Successful candidate will be involved in the design and execution of projects with the ability to operate independently.

  • BS/MS degree with 0-3 years of experience in the area of molecular/cell biology, bioengineering or a related field.
  • Hands on experience with a wide range of molecular biology techniques, including large scale DNA purification and sequence analysis.
  • Experience with gene expression quantification (qPCR, RT-qPCR or ddPCR) is desired.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, preferably with suspension cells, is required.
  • Strong communication skills, written and oral and ability to work in team.

  • Prior experience with gene therapy is highly desirable.
  • Experience handling large (>10L) cell culture volumes preferred.

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