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Senior Research Associate I, PCLT - Research

Company: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 16, 2021

Job Description:

Senior Research Associate I, PCLT - Research. At Ultragenyx, we fundamentally believe that taking real impactful action to care for the needs of patients and our people is always the right thing to do. To achieve this goal, our vision is to lead the future of rare disease medicine. For us, this means going where other biopharma companies won't go - challenging the status quo and creating a new model that advances our field so more patients and caregivers can benefit from life-changing treatments. We do this by following the science, applying a novel rapid development approach, making innovative medicines at fair and reasonable prices, and creating a collaborative ecosystem to reach patients in ways that are most meaningful for them.. Our commitment and care for patients extends to our people, so culture is an essential cornerstone for Ultragenyx. We remain continuously focused on creating a supportive and inclusive environment of profound learning and growth - so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work.Ultimately, we want to be an organization where we would be proud for our family, friends and children to work.. If you want to have a meaningful impact, do the best work of your career, and grow a lot, both professionally andpersonally, come join our team. During the COVID-19 Outbreak, we are committed to our hiring process. The health and safety of our employees and prospective employees take priority which means at this time our approach will include video discussions, interviews, and onboarding.. Position Summary. ultrainnovative - Tackle rare and dynamic challenges. Reporting to the head of PCLT-Research, the SRA I will drive CRISPR studies and develop single-cell RNAseq capabilities. Additionally, SRA I will support the molecular and genetic characterization of producer cell lines and further drive HeLa 3.0 platform development.. Responsibilities. Actively contribute to development of suspension rAAV-producing stable cell lines to enable phase III clinical trials and commercialization. Develop and conduct molecular assays for cell line analysis. Stable/transient plasmid transfection of suspension/adherent mammalian cell cultures. Must demonstrate a keen knowledge of experimental design, underlying scientific principles, and the ability to analyze and assess results. Ensure high-quality, timely documentation in electronic laboratory notebooks and technical reports and contribute to regulatory filings. Evaluate large data sets from various sequencing platforms. Perform CRISPR knockout studies. Work as part of a cross-functional team to drive innovation. Requirements. BS or MS in Biology, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical/Biochemical Engineering, or related field with 3-5 years of industry experience. Mammalian cell culture experience required. Strong familiarity with molecular biology techniques required: Cloning, Western Blot, etc.. Hands on CRISPR experience required. qPCR, western blot, flow cytometry assay experience is preferred. RNAseq experience is a plus. Experience with high throughput screening is a plus. Experience running NGS platforms a plus. Ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, multi-project environment. Strong collaboration, team-working skills and communication skills. Independently motivated and detail-oriented with good problem-solving ability. Comprehensive medical plans and health savings account. Fitness reimbursement. Employee stock purchase plan (ESPP). Paid family care leave. Accrual 3 weeks' vacation + Summer and Winter closures (2 weeks) and observed national holidays. #LI-CZ1. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Talent Acquisition by calling: (415) 483-8800 or by emailing us at For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information.. Note to External Recruiters: All candidate activity and open positions are managed strictly through our Human Resources Department. Our Human Resources Department kindly requests that recruiters not contact employees/hiring managers directly in an attempt to solicit business and present candidates. Please note that failure to comply with this request will be a factor in determining a professional relationship with our organization. Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place between the Human Resources Department and the recruiting agency will not create any implied obligation. Inquiries on developing a recruiting relationship with us, may be directed to: retirement planOur Benefits. Tuition reimbursementDevelop single cell RNAseq protocols

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