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Randstad US associate scientist- vector production & purification in cambridge, Massachusetts

associate scientist- vector production & purification.

  • cambridge , massachusetts

  • posted june 26, 2024

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  • $40 - $45.22 per hour

  • contract

  • bachelor degree

  • category life, physical, and social science occupations

  • reference48375

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As the largest staffing and recruitment agency in the world, we can commit to finding you the perfect role that gives you the opportunity to learn and grow in the life sciences arena. Utilizing a recruiter for your job search gives you access to a large network of top employers as well as detailed information about hundreds of positions. With a hefty goal of discovering medical breakthroughs to treat devastating neurological ailments, our partner is focused on furthering research and finding ways to improve our healthcare system. You can feel secure in the fact that you will be paving the way to life changing practices when you work for this well-known team!

location: Cambridge, Massachusetts

job type: Contract

salary: $40.00 - 45.22 per hour

work hours: 9 to 5

education: Bachelors


The Associate Scientist role supports the generation of AAV candidates for the company's preclinical gene therapy pipeline. The incumbent will be part of a cross-functional team responsible for AAV production and characterization of AAV-based vectors produced using transient transfection in mammalian cells. The ideal candidate should have substantial experience in mammalian cell culture, viral vector production as well as familiarity with molecular biology tools including plasmid generation and molecular assays for characterization of AAVs. Prior experience with AAV vector production is strongly desired. In addition, the person should be able to maintain up-to-date knowledge of pertinent literature and possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills to efficiently present results to project team members.

  • Production and analytical characterization of AAV vector using mammalian cell culture

  • Develop, optimize, and troubleshoot protocols for AAV production processes

  • Maintain organized and detailed electronic records, submitted in a timely manner

  • Report data to team members through written reports and direct collaboration


Who You Are

You have experience with viral vector production and cell culture techniques and are looking to expand your knowledge of AAV based gene therapies. You are keen on learning innovative technological skills in a highly collaborative & cross-functional environment.


  • BS/MS degree in Biochemistry, Biology or related field with 1-3 years of industry experience

  • Hands-on experience with adherent or suspension mammalian cell culture, proficiency in aseptic techniques and proven capacity to develop, optimize and troubleshoot new protocols and methods

  • Experience with basic molecular and analytical techniques such as PCR based assays, plasmid preparation and gel electrophoresis

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with team members

  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, adapt to change and prioritize in a fast-paced working environment


  • Hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture production of viral vectors/recombinant proteins.

  • Previous experience with use of bench scale bioreactors with mammalian platforms

skills: Molecular Biology, Assay Development, Assay Method, Assay Verification, Cell Cultures

Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact

Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility).

This posting is open for thirty (30) days.