Research Associate III

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 01/13/2021 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research - Discovery Job Number: 8509

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world' s leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.



We are seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and highly motivated researcher to work on developing new technologies for the production of viral vectors for gene therapy application. This is a 2-year contractor position.
  • The successful candidate will help develop stable cell lines for Adeno-Associated Virus (AAV) manufacturing for gene therapy applications using industry-leading targeted integration technology.
  • The ideal candidate possesses expertise in cell culture and molecular biology techniques that can be applied to AAV viral vector generation.
  • This is an ideal position for a researcher who is enthusiastic about innovation, gaining drug development experience, and delving into new therapeutic modalities.
  • As such, the position requires excellent communication skills, the desire to learn and integrate multiple aspects of drug development, and a passion for generating therapeutics for patients.
  • The selected individual is expected to work independently with minimal supervision and will design and execute different experiments in parallel.


Job Requirements


  • The ideal candidate should have experience in viral vector design, molecular and cell biology techniques including DNA and cell manipulation.
  • The candidate must be skilled in troubleshooting, communication and presentation, and able to clearly convey complex ideas both verbally and in writing.
  • Expectations for this position include a strong work ethic, ability to work well with others, and robust problem-solving skills.



The candidate should have a PhD in molecular biology, cell biology, biochemistry or other related disciplines with extensive AAV viral vector production experience.

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