Research Associate, In Vivo Gene Therapy

Poseida Therapeutics

Cell and Gene Therapy Biotech

Position Summary

Poseida Therapeutics is seeking a talented and self-motivated research associate to join our Gene Therapy team. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated individual to develop new gene editing and gene therapy products in an exciting and dynamic environment focused on cutting-edge gene editing technology directed toward discovery and characterization of novel in vivo gene therapies.



These may include but are not limited to:

·       Actively participate in our proprietary gene therapy platform technologies to create new human therapeutic candidates

·       Develop and perform research involving various in vitro and animal laboratory techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, ELISA, cell/tissue handling and isolations, in vivo procedures and animal imaging

·       Understand and analyze results, and communicate findings in team meetings

·       Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities, as required


Requirements, Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

·       BS with at least 3 plus years experience or MS with 0 plus years experience in the field of molecular biology, cell biology, immunology, biochemistry or related field (a combination of experience and education may be considered)

·       Hands-on experience with in vivo murine models

·       Proficient in mammalian cell culture related techniques, including cell line maintenance and in-vitro transfection or viral transduction

·       Experience with various biological techniques and assays (e.g. PCR/ddPCR, DNA/RNA preparation, ELISA, molecular cloning)

·       Experience with assay development is desirable

·       Preferable experience with primary mammalian cell culture

·       Experience with vector copy assay is a plus

·       Capability to multi-task, be independent, self-motivated, as well as work in a highly collaborative setting

·       Excellent oral and communication skills

·       Critical thinking, analytic skills and trouble-shooting ability


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