Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist

Redwood City, CA Research Full Time

Adverum is a clinical stage AAV-based gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ocular diseases. We are seeking a highly motivated and collaborative Senior Research Associate / Associate Scientist with molecular and cellular biology experience to join our team in our Redwood City office. This individual will work in a cross-functional team to support research and development of novel vector technologies and IND-enabling studies. 

What you'll do:

  • Support the execution of assays for discovery and translational research. Assay read-outs include ELISA, qPCR, FACS, SDS-PAGE, agarose gels, western blot, and flow cytometry.
  • Produce, purify, and characterize complex biological molecules like DNA, RNA, protein, and AAV.
  • Maintenance, transfection and transduction of different cell types.
  • Perform sample processing from a variety of tissue types.
  • Order and maintain sufficient inventory of materials and reagents for planned laboratory activities.
  • Perform routine lab maintenance.
  • Follow established protocols and SOPs.
  • Ensure accurate laboratory records and project updates.
  • Participate in team meetings and present technical data.
  • Must be comfortable in a fast-paced, small company environment.
  • Be involved with development, qualification, and transfer of bioanalytical methods to support preclinical and clinical assays
  • Other responsibilities may be assigned as needed.

About you:

  • Minimum of a biological science or similar Bachelor’s degree with 6-8 years of relevant experience in a biotech company, or a Master’s degree with 4-5 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Proficient in a variety of molecular biology techniques such as recombinant DNA technology, cloning, isolation/analysis of nucleic acids, PCR, RT-PCR, and qPCR is required.
  • Expertise in sterile tissue culture techniques including transfection, transduction, developing and maintaining cell lines is a must.
  • Hands-on experience with the execution of bioassays using technologies including ddPCR, ELISA, MSD, Luminex, flow cytometry and cell-based potency assays are advantageous.
  • Experienced in sample processing methods to support protein and nucleic acid detection from a variety of animal/human tissues.
  • Experience with other analytical methods of gene expression and protein detection is advantageous.
  • Background and understanding of AAV biology and ocular biology are preferable.
  • Experienced with data analysis software like GraphPad Prism, FlowJo, SoftMax Pro, and Geneious Prime.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively work independently as well as in a team-oriented environment.
  • Well organized and able to multitask with attention to detail while maintaining electronic notebook and accurate records.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Ability to interpret, summarize, and present scientific results to both technical and non-technical audiences.
About Us
Adverum is a clinical-stage gene therapy company targeting unmet medical needs in ophthalmology and rare diseases. Adverum develops gene therapy product candidates designed to provide durable efficacy by inducing sustained expression of a therapeutic protein. Adverum’s core capabilities include clinical development, novel vector discovery and in-house manufacturing expertise, specifically in scalable process development, assay development, and current Good Manufacturing Practices quality control.

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