AAV Research Scientist

Watertown, Massachusetts
Oct 02, 2019
Nov 01, 2019
Position Type
Full Time

Company Description

Addgene is a non-profit company that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Our biorepository stores, archives and distributes plasmids for academic scientists around the world while our viral vector service provides scientists with ready-to-use gene delivery tools of exceptional quality. 

We are seeking a Research Scientist to join Addgene’s viral vector team. This is a terrific opportunity to help scale up existing rAAV production processes so that Addgene can continue to provide critical resources to the scientific community.  Learn more about Addgene at www.addgene.org/careers/.

Job Description

  • Design, develop and execute experiments for rAAV plasmid optimization
  • Design and test new strategies for rAAV vector yield optimization
  • Produce and run quality control on rAAV vector preparations
  • Write and review protocols for rAAV production processes
  • Organize and track samples during production and storage
  • Assist with basic research as relevant
  • Lead and participate on special projects as needed

Job Qualifications
Candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, organized individuals who want to be a part of Addgene’s mission. Specific qualifications include:

  • PhD in relevant discipline
  • Hands-on experience with rAAV vector production in mammalian cell culture systems
  • Direct experience with plasmid design optimization
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English; strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Able to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Familiar with general computer software 
  • Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States

Job Location

Addgene is located at the LINX in Watertown, MA.  A complimentary shuttle service from the Harvard MBTA stop to LINX is available and there is ample parking on-site.


Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@addgene.org. Only applications including both a cover letter and resume will be considered.

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