Position Description

Associate Scientist, Protein Expression Analysis - Gene Therapy
Location US-Greater Philadelphia
Requisition ID 1444
# of openings 1
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Associate Scientist, Protein Expression Analysis - Gene Therapy

 

Summary of Position

This position will be responsible for the transfection or transduction of gene therapy-related constructs for the characterization of protein expression efficiency and protein product characteristics across a wide range of therapeutic targets

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintenance of the appropriate cell systems for evaluation of protein expression
  • Transfection or transduction of transgene constructs into an appropriate cell system to evaluate protein expression and characteristics
  • Measurement of protein expression level and quality
  • Tracking progress of multiple protein expression projects and prioritization of parallel projects to ensure timely delivery
  • Ensuring documentation of all work in an electronic notebook
  • Analysis and presentation of results to larger scientific group and at external conferences

Qualifications and Background Requirements

  • BS or equivalent in a scientific discipline, and a minimum of 2 years lab experience in cell culture, transfection, and protein expression analysis, or MS or equivalent with 0-2 years of experience in cell culture, transfection, and protein expression analysis
  • Knowledgeable with the transfection and transduction of primary and immortalized cell lines including maintenance of the cell lines
  • Familiarity with state-of-the-art technologies associated with transfection of cell lines
  • Skilled in the evaluation of protein expression (SDS-PAGE, gel staining, western blotting, protein quantitation)
  • Capable of supporting multiple projects simultaneously
  • Demonstration of detailed record keeping and data documentation
  • Able to function both independently and as part of a team

Travel

  • Occasional travel to scientific conferences to present work or for training courses

 

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