Research Associate

in Pharma Contract

Job Detail

  • Experience Level Mid Level
  • Degree Type Bachelor of Science (BS)
  • Employment Consulting
  • Working Type On Site
  • Salary Type Hourly
  • Industry Pharmaceuticals
  • Selling Points

    Exciting Research Associate opportunity to support process development of gene therapy products.

Job Description


The Research Associate will perform analytical chemistry and biophysical methods for the testing of AAV gene therapy products, to support process development and product characterizations.


  • Perform UV, HPLC, SV-AUC and CE-based methods to quantitatively measure the purity of the AAV gene therapy vectors and support process development.
  • Assess and implement new analytical platforms, such as DLS, SEC-MALS, etc., to determine AAV capsid identity, quality, and quantity.
  • Investigate and evaluate cutting edge biophysical and analytical instrumentation.
  • Write, prepare and present technical data, technical reports and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for internal use and transfer to external sites.
  • Provide technical support to cross-function groups and external collaborators.


  • BS or MS in Biophysics, Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or a related discipline with relevant lab experience. 1-2 years of industry experience is preferred.
  • HPLC/UPLC experience analyzing nucleic acids, virus capsids, antibodies and/or other biologics materials by a variety of chromatographic methods (RP, SEC, IEX, SEC/FFF-MALS)
  • Experience with SV-AUC analyzing Viral vectors or proteins is preferred.
  • Experience with CE-SDS and cIEF, for the analysis of biological materials is desired.
  • Working experience in viral particle analysis is highly desired.
  • Excellent laboratory, computer, documentation, and organization skills
  • Strong collaborative work ethic and excellent time management skills for ongoing testing in parallel with new method development, in a fast-paced, scientifically rigorous, cross-functional team environment

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