Associate Research Scientist, Astellas Research Institute of America

Seeking to identify a motivated candidate who can support technical aspects of preclinical research projects in a collaborative international research environment

Posted: 5/31/2019
Closing: 6/14/2019
Position/Level: Associate Research Scientist. Non-Employee Program. Full time. 1 year with optional second year extension. Possible transition to employee program after 2nd year.
Location: Torrey Pines/San Diego
Education: BA, BS, or MS in biological science, biotechnology, or related field
Experience: (Required) Industry or academic research experience
(Preferred) 2+ years in academic, biotech or pharma bench research environment. Experience in gene therapy field.
Skills: (Technical – Required) Experience with rodent surgery, standard molecular biology experience including protein, nucleic acid purification, Western or dot blotting, qPCR, Cell culture and cellular transfection with viral/non-viral vectors, Immunocytochemistry, immunohistochemistry, ELISA, Fluorescence microscopy
(Technical – Preferred) Mouse stereotaxic surgery, Adeno-associated virus manufacturing (Gene synthesis, plasmid DNA amplification, AAV production and purification). Human iPSC expansion and differentiation to specific cell types. Bioanalysis by using LC-UV/FLR or LC-MSMS including pretreatment.
(Operational) Adherence to corporate policy, attention to detail in research and documentation, Comfortable working with a multinational team of scientists (Japanese language skills are a plus, but not required.)

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