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Research Associate, Molecular Biology

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories
Anaheim, California, US
Closing date
Jun 28, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Employment Type
Full time
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Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins works with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

Job Description

This is a technical position within a Gene Therapy group in South San Francisco to perform viral vector production in support of novel discovery programs. This job will involve assisting in all stages of Adeno-associated virus (AAV) production and purification. Key responsibilities will be establishing and maintaining relevant protocols, cell culture expansion and maintenance, transfections, sample filtration and purification, and data recording and entry. The candidate will be able to contribute to new technology development and concept generation. The ideal candidate will have a background in production and/or purification of proteins or other biomolecules (especially viral vectors) and some experience in an industry setting (especially CRO work).

Core Responsibilities
  • Support AAV production by maintaining, banking, and transfecting mammalian cells in culture
  • Conduct and troubleshoot experiments, independently and in collaboration with colleagues, to produce novel rAAV vectors
  • Collect and evaluate data; prepare reports, summaries, and presentations; maintain and update laboratory notebook and the laboratory information management system
  • Ability to manage inventory of supplies, ordering reagents and consumables
  • Critical thinking, analytic skills, and trouble-shooting ability
  • Capability to multi-task, be independent, self-motivated, as well as work in a highly collaborative setting
  • Excellent oral and communication skills


Desired Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in a science related discipline with 0 to 3 years as a scientist in an academic, research, laboratory setting, or biotech/pharma company (CRO experience ideal).
  • General understanding of virology and cell biology vectors
  • Experience in rAAV purification and/or characterization methods
  • Experience with AKTA chromatography in purifying AAV vectors (desired) or proteins/antibodies
  • Knowledge of viral vector purification
  • Excellent organization skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Position is full-time, Monday to Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of South San Francisco, CA are encouraged to apply.

What We Offer

Additional Information
  • Comprehensive medical coverage, with dental and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid holidays and vacation

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories Professional Scientific Services® (PSS) is a global, award-winning insourcing solution that places our people at our clients' site dedicated to running and managing laboratory services while eliminating headcount, co-employment and project-management worries.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.
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