Research Associate I/II, Research Analytical Development Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical 7 reviews

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The candidate will support advancement of innovative AAV-based therapeutics through development and execution of a variety of research methods including molecular and biochemical techniques, mammalian cell culture, and cell-based assays.


  • Develop and qualify analytical methods to measure and monitor key quality attributes for AAV therapeutic materials
  • Execute cell-based and molecular analytical test methods to support process development of AAV pipeline candidates
  • Execute cell-based and molecular analytical test methods to support AAV manufacturing platform development
  • Work with senior research staff to develop and troubleshoot methods
  • Work with senior research staff to evaluate and implement new analytical instrumentation and new technologies
  • Communicate results and research progress during team and departmental meetings
  • Prepare, write, analyze, and present technical data and reports
  • Work as part of a cross-functional team to drive innovation in a scientifically stimulating, patient-focused research environment


  • BS or MS in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry or a related discipline with at least 2 years industry experience.
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and quantitative PCR methods required.
  • Experience with viral vectors is preferred.
  • Experience with cell-based assays is preferred.
  • Experience in molecular biology, protein biochemistry, biophysical characterization, and immunoassays is preferred.
  • Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Strong collaboration, team-working skills and communication skills
  • Independently motivated and detail-oriented with excellent problem solving ability
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