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Research Associate

  • Location Cambridge
  • Job-type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH101633


The Research Associate is responsible for implementing a scientific plan and working independently or with minimal supervision in the lab.

Reporting Relationship
The Research Associate will report directly to the Scientist, Preclinical Research & Development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Target validation of candidate capsids, promoters, gene constructs, etc.
  • Develop and qualify new assay methods
  • Execute routine assays and procedures
  • Collect, analyze, record, and summarize data
  • Assist with and/or execute production and purification of biologics
  • Assist in maintaining laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Prepare and/or assist in the preparation of written and electronic materials and results
  • Attend designated meetings to ensure professional development
  • Present scientific results at appropriate meetings
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety, OSHA policies, and EPA standards


Educational Qualifications
B.S. with minimum 5 years or M.S. with 3 years hands-on laboratory experience in molecular biology, cell biology, virology, or related areas.

Additional Qualifications

  • Basic knowledge and techniques in AAV or other virus production, purification and characterization.
  • Proficiency in basic biological laboratory techniques, including mammalian cell culture, ELISA, molecular cloning, immunoblot, PCR, transfection, AAV transduction, and cell based functional assays.
  • Understanding/working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.
  • Work in the lab with minimal supervision


Measures of Performance

  • An initial Performance Review will be completed three months from hire date.
  • After initial PR, reviews will be conducted annually within 60 days of the Company's fiscal year end
  • Weekly one-on-one meetings with the Scientist, Preclinical Research & Development for the review of work plans and data analysis