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Research Associate/ Sr Research Associate in Analytics and Formulations

Avidity Biosciences
San Diego County, CA
Closing date
Apr 4, 2022
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Company Overview

At Avidity Biosciences, we are passionate about the impact of every employee in bringing potentially life-changing therapeutics to patients in need. Avidity is pioneering a new class of oligonucleotide-based therapies called Antibody Oligonucleotide Conjugates (AOCs) designed to overcome the current limitations of oligonucleotide therapies and treat a wide range of serious diseases. We utilize our proprietary AOC platform to design, engineer and develop transformative therapeutics that combine the tissue selectivity of monoclonal antibodies (mAbs) and the precision of oligonucleotide-based therapies to access previously undruggable tissue and cell types and more effectively target underlying genetic drivers of diseases. If you are a committed, solution-oriented thinker, come make a difference with us.

Job Summary

We are seeking a Research Associate/ Sr Research Associate in Analytics and Formulations. This individual will develop and run analytical assays. They will also screen formulations and conduct stability studies. The Research Associate/Sr Research Associate will report to Scientist, Analytics and Formulations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develop and qualify analytical assays for AOCs such as SEC, HIC, RP-HPLC, anion exchange chromatography, CE-SDS and icIEF
  • Conduct formulation screening and stability studies for AOCs
  • Support release testing and generation of COAs for GLP studies
  • Design experiments, accurately follow SOPs, analyze data
  • Maintain good documentation in an electronic notebook
  • Draft SOPs for analytical methods
  • Present data in team meetings
  • Work with vendors for maintenance and troubleshooting of analytical instruments in the lab
  • Manage inventory of laboratory consumables and samples

  • Minimum Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology, or pharmaceutical sciences with 0-3 years of industrial experience
  • Experience with a variety of analytical techniques including SEC, RP-HPLC, CE-SDS, and icIEF is preferred
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to multi-task and work in a fast-paced environment
  • Familiarity with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)

Avidity is committed to complying with federal, state and local law on employee vaccinations. Job candidates should be aware that full vaccination against COVID-19 : is required subject to legally required exceptions. Avidity is an equal opportunity employer and encourages potential or current employees to request a reasonable accommodation under federal, state and local regulations, should one be needed.
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