Research Associate / Sr. Research Associate (Analytical Sciences & Bioinformatics)

Recruiter
4D Molecular Therapeutics
Location
Emeryville, California
Posted
Oct 08, 2019
Closes
Oct 13, 2019
Ref
10ddf98d0237
Sector
Science
Organization Type
Corporate
4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT), a world-leader in Therapeutic Vector Evolution for adeno-associated virus (AAV) gene therapy vector discovery and product development (Emeryville, CA) has a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate opportunity in its Analytical Sciences and Bioinformatics team.

4DMT is at the forefront of cutting-edge science and technology with proprietary AAV vectors that deliver transgene payloads to the right place for patients. This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing pre-IPO company as a key member of the ASB team.

Your talents, excellent attention to detail, and insatiable desire to learn will be critical to the success of our team and in achieving 4DMT's vision. You will execute routine testing in support of process development and manufacturing and contribute to the development of analytical assays for characterization of therapeutic products. In addition, you will need to make experimental observations, review and analyze data for presentations and reports, and share maintenance responsibilities such as reagent preparation, material ordering, and general lab upkeep.

Responsibilities:
  • Follow proper safety precautions and laboratory technique in the use of chemical compounds and reagents
  • Perform established analytical methods such as PCR (qPCR/ddPCR), Electrophoresis, and ELISA
  • Design, execute and report qualification assays under the supervision of senior group members
  • Write and revise documents such as SOPs and technical reports
  • Analyze data, identify trends and troubleshoot assays
  • Provide instrumentation care, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Perform general laboratory duties such as stocking and ordering supplies
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge & Skills:
  • Bachelor's degree in a Life Science discipline
  • 0 - 3 years industry experience
  • PCR knowledge/experience required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team environment
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of cGMP documentation is preferred

Knowledge:
  • The successful candidate must have some background in protein chemistry and molecular biology techniques
  • Working knowledge of PCR/qPCR/ddPCR, gel electrophoresis, and ELISA is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills are a must for this position, both verbal and written
  • Basic understanding of ICH guidelines
  • Good time management and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment is a must


We are 4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT) -- a global leader in gene therapy product research & development using scientific innovation to unlock the full potential of gene therapy for patients with genetic diseases. Our goal is to design and develop transformative gene therapy products using our proprietary adeno-associated virus variants platform to treat serious unmet medical conditions. While AAV gene therapy pioneers are making great strides with the first wave of products, hurdles still exist with the use of 1st & 2nd generation vectors (naturally occurring primitive viral capsids). 4DMT's next-generation Therapeutic Vector Evolution platform generates targeted, optimized and proprietary AAV vectors that have the potential to overcome the delivery and immunological challenges currently facing the field, ultimately unlocking the full potential of gene therapy.

We invite all of you who share our passion and vision in creating the ultimate gene therapy products to cure severe genetic and rare diseases with high unmet medical need. We seek the best people in the industry who identify with our mission and innovative results-driven approach. We offer an inspiring and collaborative environment that encourages individual contributions, recognizes performance in multiple ways, offers uniquely generous benefits and provides challenging opportunities for career development.

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