Senior Research Associate, Analytical Support (Research Vector Production) Req# 2087

Encoded Therapeutics

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Post Date: 12/29/2020
  • Website: encoded.com
  • Company Address: 343 Oyster Point Blvd., Suite 100, South San Francisco, CA, 94080

About Encoded Therapeutics

A New Paradigm

Current treatment paradigms often address the symptoms of disease, not the cause, thus requiring chronic management. At Encoded, we leverage the power of the human genome to deliver highly effective precision therapies, leading to life-changing and lasting benefit for individuals with genetic disorders.

Job Description

Encoded Therapeutics Inc. is a biotechnology company advancing precision medicines for a broad range of genetic disorders. We are combining the precision of gene regulation with the versatility of gene therapies to create breakthrough treatments. Our mission is to unlock new opportunities for viral gene therapy through genomics-driven discovery. We focus on delivering life-changing advances for individuals with genetic disorders not addressable with current approaches. For more information, please visit www.Encoded.com.

This is a unique opportunity to work at the intersection of genomics and therapeutics and participate in the development of a diverse therapeutic pipeline driven by a transformative core technology. The Research Vector Production team is an integral part of the Encoded research engine. Our main focus is to provide high quality vectors to support research from drug candidate discoveries to preclinical studies.

We are seeking a driven and highly organized Senior Research Associate to join our Research Vector Production team. A qualified candidate will be responsible for performing and improving recombinant adeno-associated virus (rAAV) characterization assays. This individual will collaborate with peers across functions in Quality Control, Process Development and Analytical Development departments for the transfer and development of RVP assay capabilities.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform, troubleshoot, and optimize AAV characterization assays including but not limited to qPCR, ddPCR, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISAs, CE-SDS, UV-Vis spectrophotometry, SEC-HPLC, RP-HPLC and reporter gene-based cell assays using mammalian cell lines
  • Perform qualification of assay controls, standards, and references
  • Maintain complete, contemporaneous, and accurate records of all work performed
  • Author and revise standard operating procedures
  • Work on multiple projects to meeting departmental/organizational goals

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or other relevant disciplines in life sciences AND 3 or more years of industry experience OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or other relevant disciplines in life sciences AND 5 or more years of industry experience
  • Strong knowledge and experience with cell-based assays, ELISAs, qPCR/ddPCR, SDS-PAGE, CE-SDS, SEC-HPLC, RP-HPLC, etc.
  • Experience in writing SOPs, developmental and technical reports
  • Strong interpersonal/communication skills, both written and oral
  • Highly motivated, flexible, independent, with ability to work in a group setting and advance team/departmental goals
  • Strong organizational, technical, and multitasking skills
  • Familiarity with basic statistical analysis tools and applications
  • Experience/knowledge of a wide range of analytical equipment with the ability to troubleshoot issues

Benefits

  • Comprehensive benefits package, including competitive employer premium contributions
  • Meaningful stock option grants
  • PTO, sick time and holiday pay
  • Generous Parental Leave program
  • Pre-tax medical and dependent care programs
  • STD, LTD, Life and AD&D
  • Professional development opportunities
  • Team-building events
  • Fully stocked kitchen
  • Purple Tie dry cleaning service
  • Fitness center

Encoded is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind. Encoded is 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 at Encoded are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion or belief, color, national origin, gender, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the location in which we operate. Encoded will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. Encoded encourages applicants of all ages.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at +1 650-491-0272.

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