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    Molecular Research Scientist - Gene Therapy

    The Vector Development Group at VecX discovers novel AAV capsids with the potential to improve gene therapies. The group focuses on improving delivery to a target tissue type - including eye, muscle, liver, and CNS. This role requires a broad molecular biology skillset and the ability to perform a variety of assays using standardized protocols. You will learn and apply diverse methods for building libraries of AAVs and characterizing their properties. You will also work to optimize AAV engineering protocols. This is a highly collaborative position in which you will integrate across the many disciplines, including cloning, tissue processing, vector production, and in molecular assays.


    • Responsibilities: 

    Support in executing functional program workflows in:

    • library cloning
    • viral vector production
    • tissue processing and molecular assays

    Compose relevant documentation, e.g. process reports, progress updates, and SOPs

    Support in optimizing existing methods and implementing new methods based on technical advances in the field

    Collect data from standard procedures and experiments and support in data analyses

    Train new staff members

    Collaborate with colleagues across teams

    Assist in lab organization, including ordering supplies, restocking, and sample tracking 

    Follow lab protocols and safety regulations


    • Basic qualifications:

    PhD in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or related fields

    2+ years hands-on wet lab experience

    Experience in DNA/RNA purification and analysis protocols (qPCR, RT-qPCR, ddPCR, etc.)

    Experience in mammalian cell culture and chemical transfections

    Experience in standard molecular biology methods such as cloning, gel electrophoresis, and primer design

    Ability to follow advanced protocols and procedures

    Ability to document and maintain an organized account of lab work and results


    • Preferred qualifications:

    3+ years of experience in biotech industry

    Expertise in at least one of the following areas:

    Library cloning

    Viral vector production

    Tissue processing and molecular assays

    Experience with AAV therapeutics

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