Senior Research Associate, Virology

Assembly Biosciences
South San Francisco, California
Oct 31, 2019
Nov 20, 2019
Organization Type
Assembly Biosciences, Inc. is looking for a Research Associate, Virology who will work as a member of the Assembly Biosciences Biology Team in South San Francisco. The right candidate will support our HBV pre-clinical drug discovery programs in a multi-disciplinary fast-paced team environment.

Responsibilities include
  • Supporting the development of methods in anti-viral research
  • Troubleshooting challenging methodologies
  • Interpreting various experimental outcomes
  • Efficiently communicating scientific data within the company

Preferred Qualifications
  • BA/BS in life sciences with 1+ year of experience in biotech/pharmaceutical research. Candidates at the senior level should have 5+ years of direct experience; MS preferred
  • laboratory research experience within the biopharmaceutical industry
  • Independent, motivated, and proactive individuals with desire to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Proficiency in optimizing in vitro and/or cell-based assays
  • Extensive experience in mammalian cell culture
  • Knowledge of state-of-the-art molecular biology techniques and approaches including molecular cloning, ELISA assays, cell-based reporter assays, protein expression and purification, and (RT)qPCR
  • Extensive expertise in ensuring safe laboratory practices and BSL standards
  • Demonstrated ability to quickly develop new technical skills
  • Ability to present basic concepts and detailed scientific data to diverse teams and management
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Office, molecular cloning programs, and GraphPad Prism software

About Assembly Bio

Assembly Biosciences (NASDAQ: ASMB) is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing innovative therapeutics targeting hepatitis B virus (HBV) and diseases associated with the microbiome. The HBV program is focused on advancing a new class of potent, oral core inhibitors that have the potential to increase cure rates for chronically infected patients. The microbiome program is developing novel oral live microbial biotherapeutic candidates with Assembly Bio's fully integrated platform, including a robust process for strain identification and selection, GMP banking and production, and targeted delivery to the lower gastrointestinal tract with the GEMICEL ® technology.

We believe our Microbiome platform represents a best in class approach to developing biopharmaceutical agents from live biotherapeutic products. ABI-M201, our lead program in mildly to moderately active ulcerative colitis (UC), is currently in a phase 1b clinical trial. This program is part of a broader collaboration we established with Allergan in 2017 for gastrointestinal programs such as UC, Crohn's disease and Irritable Bowel Syndromes with potential total development and commercial milestones of up to $2.8 billion. Our internal pipeline comprises first in class or best in class live microbial biotherapeutic approaches in areas such as oncology, immune mediated and metabolic disorders, and other areas of high medical need.

We pride ourselves on creating a culture and work environment that is scientifically driven, ambitious, and collaborative. We encourage diversity of thought that leads to great innovation and are looking to add to our dynamic team of great people who are driven to transform the lives of patients.

Assembly Bio is headquartered in Carmel, Indiana, while the R&D headquarters is in South San Francisco. The Company also has a microbiome manufacturing facility in Groton, CT, and offices in China. Assembly Bio has a strong balance sheet having raised approximately $166 million in July 2018. We are positioned well to build the next phase of the Company toward global development and commercialization of our innovative medicines in HBV-cure and the Microbiome.

AAP/EEO Statement
Assembly Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. We are committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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