Gaithersburg, MD

Job Description

My client is expanding and seeks a Scientist to explore gene therapy strategies.   The ideal candidate will take on the following tasks:

  • Assist in creating a research pipeline and technology platform through collaboration with gene transfer technology, preclinical, bioanalytical and other internal groups
  • Develop gene therapy strategies using AAV vectors in animal models and apply knowledge of AAV vectors and their use in gene transfer animal models
  • Collaborate with teams to conduct proof of concept studies and support technology development
  • Help build state of the art capabilities for in vivo and in vitro analysis of AAV vectors
  • Perform analyses to determine therapeutic efficacy of AAV treatment in rodent models
  • Develop new methods and assays to evaluate AAV vectors


The ideal candidate will possess the following qualities:

  • PhD and AAV biology experience
  • Ability to work collaboratively on internal functional teams and projects
  • Both in-vivo and in-vitro pharmacology experience
  • Extensive and current hands-on experience in tissue processing, RT-PCR/quantitative PCR, Immunohistochemistry and ELISA is essential.
  • Excellent team player with good interpersonal skills. Must be able to work collaboratively and effectively as part of a team
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills for effectively interfacing with internal and external organizations
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