AAV Gene Therapy Investigator
- Cambridge, MA
1 in 15 people worldwide could be affected by a rare disease: that's more than 400 million people all over the world! As a new Exploratory AAV Gene Therapy Investigator, you will have an opportunity to develop innovative medicines that can improve lives and health of patients suffering from genetic diseases.
The Exploratory Disease Area (DAx) department at NIBR is looking for a highly motivated PhD-level Investigator to develop innovative, transformative AAV-based gene therapies for monogenic diseases. The ideal candidate will have strong background in systemic gene therapy, as well as in the design, development and optimization of AAV vectors. The Investigator will assume a crucial role in the development of proprietary gene therapies through implementation of cutting-edge bioengineering technologies and will conceive, conduct, and analyze experiments using a variety of in-vivo and in-vitro models. Prior experience with mouse models of disease is paramount. Experience with molecular virology for development of AAV vectors, next generation sequencing techniques and background in immunology will be major pluses. In addition, biochemical and histological techniques, imaging, cell culture and other in-vivo and in-vitro techniques will be heavily utilized within projects. Excellent communication skills and teamwork will be critical. The successful candidate will join a highly motivated and dynamic department with state-of-the-art equipment
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The candidate should have a PhD degree or equivalent in virology, bioengineering, or related discipline with 2-5 years of postdoctoral training. Strong publication record is required with a demonstrated record of success in research projects involving mouse models of diseases and AAV vectors. Hands-on experience with rodents and AAV vectors is required. The candidate should be able to work under minimal supervision, be team-oriented and collaborative. The candidate should be an effective communicator, be organized and detail-oriented, and adept at troubleshooting.
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750 million. That's how many lives our products touch. And while we're proud of that fact, in this world of digital and technological transformation, we must also ask ourselves this: how can we continue to improve and extend even more people's lives?
We believe the answers are found when curious, courageous and collaborative people like you are brought together in an inspiring environment. Where you're given opportunities to explore the power of digital and data. Where you're empowered to risk failure by taking smart risks, and where you're surrounded by people who share your determination to tackle the world's toughest medical challenges.
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