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AGTC Research & Development Associate II - III in Cambridge / Boston Metro Area, Massachusetts

Location: Onsite, Cambridge, MA Mission The R & D Associate II/III is responsible for supporting AGTC’s gene therapy research projects in alignment with the Company goals, working independently with minimal supervision. Reporting Relationship • The R&D Associate II/III will report directly to the R&D Manager or designee Duties and Responsibilities • Develop and qualify new assay methods, including in vitro and cell-based assays • Design and construct plasmids and characterize them independently • Plan, execute and troubleshoot routine assays, and procedures. Be able to teach and train others • Collect, analyze, and summarize data in a timely manner • Write and/or review SOPs, technical reports, study reports, intellectual properties, posters, and papers • Maintain relevant laboratory supplies and equipment as needed • Present scientific results at appropriate meetings and conferences • Observe and comply with AGTC’s Employee manual and Safety and Quality manual • Knowledge of laboratory safety, OSHA policies, and EPA standards • Other duties as assigned. • This job description is subject to change at any time. Educational Qualifications • A Bachelor’s degree in a Biology, Biochemistry, or relevant science major • Master’s or PhD preferred in a Biology, Biochemistry or relevant science major Additional Qualifications • R&D II: two (2) years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s, or PhD with no experience • R&D III: five (5) years of relevant experience with a Bachelor’s degree or Master’s with three (3) years’ experience or PhD with one (1) year experience • Advanced proficiency in basic biological laboratory techniques, including cloning, PCR, bacterial & mammalian cell culture, transfection procedures required • AAV transduction and immunoassays experience preferred • Proven record of delivering high quality results against deadlines • Good documentation practice • Highly motivated with the ability to work as a team player, as well as independently • Detail oriented with strong written and verbal communication skills • Understanding/working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and other routinely used scientific software programs. Physical Requirements • Physical demands: (check one) ☐ sedentary (< 10 lbs.) ☒ light work (< 20 lbs.) ☐ medium work (< 50 lbs.) ☐ heavy work (< 100 lbs.) ☐ very heavy work (> 100 lbs.) • Physical activity: (check all that apply) ☒repetitive motion ☐ balancing ☐stooping ☐lifting ☐climbing ☐kneeling/crouching ☐crawling ☒reaching ☒standing ☒ typing/grasping ☒walking ☐pushing/pulling ☒hearing • Visual acuity: reading, writing, preparing/analyzing data • Working conditions: indoor office environment and lab space Supervisor Responsibilities • This position does not require previous supervisory experience.