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BS/MS Research Associate, Analytical Development, GMP/NonGMP - Gene Therapy at PTC Therapeutics, Inc. in Bridgewater, New Jersey

Posted in Health Care 30+ days ago.

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Type: Full-Time





Job Description:

Job Description Summary:

Job Description:

In this newly created role, the BS/MS Research Associate, Analytical Development - Gene Therapy is responsible for the assay development and routine testing including, but not limited to qPCR, cell-based assays,  immunoassays and AUC. S/He is also responsible for hands-on lab work, documentation and communicating results to his/her supervisor.

The BS/MS Research Associate, Analytical Development – Gene Therapy supports adherence to all regulatory requirements and company Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). 

Primary Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Performs assays in support of characterization, method development/optimization, method transfer and analytical support for gene therapy product process development and manufacturing. These include, but may not be limited to AUC, qPCR, cell-based assays, and immunoassays.
  • Generates, reports and archives assay data.
  • Assists the gene therapy process development team in the analysis and interpretation of assay results.
  • Support the analytical and process development groups’ daily operational needs by maintaining assay cell lines, controls, standards, and reagent inventories.
  • Applies relevant scientific principles and techniques to analytical development problems.

Note: This position will initially be located at our Bridgewater, NJ location, moving to our Hopewell NJ location during the 3rd quarter of 2020. 

  Education/experience required

    • A Bachelor’s degree in biology, molecular biology, virology, biochemistry or related discipline and a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology or related environment or a Master’s degree in these same disciplines with requisite background as noted below

      * Special knowledge or skills required.



    • Hands-on experience in one or more of the following: cell-based assays, immunoassays or molecular biology techniques.


    • Proficiency with Microsoft Office.


    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.


    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively, as required, in a fast-paced, matrixed, team environment consisting of internal and external team members.


    • Analytical thinker with excellent problem-solving skills and the ability to adapt to changing priorities and deadlines.


    • Small company and/or start-up experience.

      * Travel requirements


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    PTC Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, age, physical characteristics, social origin, disability, religion, family status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, veteran status or any unlawful criterion under applicable law. We are committed to treating all applicants fairly and avoiding discrimination.

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