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Assay Development Associate - Vector Shedding/Bio Distribution

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Philadelphia, PA
Job Type
Direct Hire
Jul 24, 2017
Job ID
The Assay Development Associate - Vector Shedding/Bio Distribution will:
  • With guidance and supervision from the group leader or supervisor, conduct clinical and preclinical sample analysis per SOPs and generate data with high scientific quality to meet GLP regulatory expectations.
  • Participate in validation of bioanalytical assays such as immunoassays and cell-based assays.
  • Implement new assays or optimize existing assays based on in-depth knowledge of laboratory techniques.
  • Participate in sample management activities such as receiving, processing, storage and shipping clinical and preclinical samples.
  • Work with senior staff to ensure the availability of adequate laboratory materials and qualify new reagents, as needed.
  • Participate in instrument maintenance and qualification.
  • Maintain accurate, timely and detailed records of work.
30% of the time
  • Sample processing and testing
20% of the time
  • Assay validation
20% of the time
  • Sample management
10% of the time
  • Assay optimization and troubleshooting
10% of the time
  • Instrument maintenance/qualification
10% of the time
  • Reagent inventory, ordering, preparation and qualification
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work independently after initial training as well as being part of a team; possess self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Excellent organizational, communication and collaborations skills
  • Keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies.  Familiarity of Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN) and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS) a plus.
  • BA/BS in biological sciences required
  • Minimum of 3 years relevant pharma/bio industry experience
  • Hands-on experience performing tissue culture, ELISA, ELISPOT, flow cytometry and/or related cell-based immunoassays preferred
  • Understanding of GLP principals is a plus
Transforming Patient’s Lives.
 Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.