Addgene is a non-profit company that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Our biorepository stores, archives and distributes plasmids for academic scientists around the world while our viral vector service provides scientists with ready-to-use gene delivery tools of exceptional quality.
We are seeking a Research Scientist to join Addgene’s viral vector team. This is a terrific opportunity to help scale up existing rAAV production processes so that Addgene can continue to provide critical resources to the scientific community. Learn more about Addgene at www.addgene.org/careers/.
Design, develop and execute experiments for rAAV plasmid optimization
Design and test new strategies for rAAV vector yield optimization
Produce and run quality control on rAAV vector preparations
Write and review protocols for rAAV production processes
Organize and track samples during production and storage
Assist with basic research as relevant
Lead and participate on special projects as needed
Job Qualifications Candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, organized individuals who want to be a part of Addgene’s mission. Specific qualifications include:
PhD in relevant discipline
Hands-on experience with rAAV vector production in mammalian cell culture systems
Direct experience with plasmid design optimization
Must be able to communicate effectively in English; strong written and oral communication skills required
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Able to manage multiple tasks efficiently
Familiar with general computer software
Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States
Addgene is located at the LINX in Watertown, MA. A complimentary shuttle service from the Harvard MBTA stop to LINX is available and there is ample parking on-site.
Please send cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Only applications including both a cover letter and resume will be considered.
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience. Addgene offers a comprehensive 100% company-paid benefit package that includes health, dental, life, short-term, and long-term disability insurance. In addition, employees are encouraged to participate in an individual 403(b)(7)-retirement account. The cost of public transportation or parking is fully paid by the company.
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Addgene is a thriving, non-profit organization that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Addgene assists scientists by archiving their plasmid DNA samples and distributing these samples to researchers who need them for future experiments. Broad availability of these unique research materials promotes both the progress of research and Addgene’s mission to increase collaboration in the scientific community.
Addgene is a dynamic and collaborative workplace. Our energetic team is dedicated to making a difference within the organization and in the larger scientific community. We support team building activities outside of work, including volunteer projects, social gatherings, and sporting events. This is a terrific opportunity become part of a young, growing non-profit and to contribute to an important resource for the scientific community.
Learn more about us at www.addgene.org/careers