Research Associate, Biology (In-Vivo)

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Research Associate, Biology (In-Vivo)

Voyager Therapeutics is developing life-changing gene therapies for fatal and debilitating diseases of the central nervous system. Voyager is committed to advancing the field of AAV (adeno-associated virus) gene therapy through innovation and investment in vector engineering and optimization, manufacturing and dosing and delivery techniques. The company’s pipeline is focused on severe CNS diseases in need of effective new therapies, including advanced Parkinson’s disease, a monogenic form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Huntington’s disease, Friedreich’s ataxia, Alzheimer’s Disease and neuropathic pain.

We are seeking a highly motivated biologist to contribute to our research team at our facility in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This is an ideal position for an individual with experience in in vivo and ex vivo methods, who thrives in a team-oriented, fast-paced, and cross-disciplinary start-up biotech environment. The individual will work in the laboratory and be responsible for experimental execution for research studies supporting cutting edge therapeutic programs and platform discovery research in neurodegenerative disease areas.   We are looking for a candidate with hands-on experience with rodent in vivo studies (dosing and tissue collection) and downstream analysis (e.g. RT-qPCR, ELISA, tissue sectioning, immunohistochemistry and western blot).

This position is located in Cambridge, MA and reports to a Research Scientist.

Requirements:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in Biology (or related discipline) is required
  • A Master’s Degree in Biology (or related discipline) preferred
  • Professional work experience in biotechnology, pharmaceutical, life sciences, or similar industry experience is preferred
  • Hands-on experience with rodent handling, tissue dissection and data analysis
  • Experience with design, documentation and execution of experiments
  • Outstanding problem-solving skills
  • Willingness to learn new laboratory techniques
  • Ability to be highly productive in a fluid and fast-paced work environment

Strongly Preferred:

  • Familiarity with stereotaxic brain injections and CNS tissue dissections
  • Familiarity with molecular and biochemical methods, such as PCR, ELISA, western, and immunohistochemistry
  • Experience within a start-up or small biotech environment

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