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Principal Scientist, Gene Therapy, AAV

Marin Metro Area, CA

Post Date: 07/21/2017 Job ID: JN -072017-19601

Vector Biology group is responsible for initiating and guiding gene therapy projects through the research, pre-clinical and clinical phases.
This is a position for a highly innovative, passionate, and energetic Scientist to develop adeno-associated viral vector technologies in an industry setting. The candidate should be extremely motivated to drive drug development.

  • The Principal / Sr Scientist is part of a multidisciplinary research team responsible for using Proprietary technology platform to develop gene therapy applications.
  • Must have extensive experience with AAV vectors.
  • Major responsibilities include:
    • Identification and development of new AAV Applications
    • AAV Capsids development
    • Vector design
    • Optimize Vector Cassette
    • Assist in management of projects with partners and/or contract laboratories

  • 10+ years of experience working as a scientist in an academic, research, laboratory setting or biotech/pharma company
  • Exceptional publication record in leading peer reviewed journals
  • Experience interpreting and presenting data to internal and external stakeholders, and at national and international meetings
  • Strong critical, scientific, and strategic thinking skills
  • Strong problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Experience and ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams
  • Drug development and/or extensive research training

  • Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences.
  • Strong consideration given to Molecular Biologists

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