Viral Vector Core Lab Tech I

Job description



Under the direction of the Principal Investigator or Designee the Research Associate performs a variety of complex research experiments.

Knowledge and skill sets and experience in large scale viral vector manufacturing are essential.



  • Conducts in-depth analysis of research experiments
  • Performs complex laboratory experiments
  • Follow Stand Operation Procedures (SOPs) to perform all essential procedures in industrial scale manufacturing of viral vectors particularly adeno-associated virus vectors.
  • Maintain seed cell and expand the cells to large scales that are required for industrial scale viral vector production.
  • Perform upstream large-scale viral vector production procedures.
  • Perform downstream processing and purification steps for large scale viral vector production lots.
  • Perform all essential molecular biology and cell biology techniques to create, characterize and validate gene therapy vector constructs.
  • Interprets data, forms conclusion, and decides on and plans next experiments to be done with a high degree of independence
  • Compiles and analyzes data and performs computations using image analysis software, spreadsheets, graphing, and curve fitting software
  • May modify protocols and be responsible for a single, independent research project
  • Assists in writing the text of scientific publications and grants. Reviews literature
  • Trains new laboratory personnel, students, and collaborators
  • Maintains laboratory supplies and equipment
  • Complies with all safety and infection control standards
  • Perform other duties as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences, or equivalent experience
  • 1 year relevant research experience and manufacturing experience.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products
  • Strong ability to analyze complex visual data in a quantitative and objective manner
  • Judgment and action skills required to solve commonly encountered problems




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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 6/4/2022
Work Type: Full Time