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Senior quality control (qc) analyst

Encoded Therapeutics Inc.

This is a Full-time position in San Francisco, CA posted December 12, 2019.

Encoded Therapeutics Inc.

is a biotechnology company advancing precision medicines for a broad range of genetic disorders.

Our mission is to unlock new opportunities for viral gene therapy through genomics-driven discovery.

We focus on delivering life-changing advances for individuals with genetic disorders not addressable with current approaches.

For more information, please visit are recruiting a Senior Quality Control (QC) Analyst to join our team.

This is a unique opportunity to work at the intersection of genomics and therapeutics and participate in the development of a diverse therapeutic pipeline driven by a transformative core technology.

The successful candidate will work across multiple projects in a fast-paced and dynamic environment. ResponsibilitiesThis position is part of the Quality group at Encoded Therapeutics responsible for establishing and conducting cell-based, nucleic acid-based, protein-based, and chemistry-based assays for adeno associated viruses (AAV).

The individual will execute, develop, optimize, troubleshoot, transfer, and qualify molecular, biochemical, and chemical assays.

Responsibilities include:Develop, perform, troubleshoot, and optimize AAV characterization assays including but not limited to qPCR, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot, ELISAs, infectious titer assay (TCID50), and reporter gene-based cell assays using insect or mammalian cell lines.Establishes and qualifies assay controls, standards, and references.Responsible for the maintenance of cell lines used for cell-based assays.Maintain complete, contemporaneous, and accurate records of all work performed.Authors and/or reviews IQ, OQ, PQ protocols and reports.Ensure maintenance and calibration of equipment including controlled temperature environments, analytical equipment, pipettes, etc.Ensure laboratory supplies and required inventory are maintainedParticipate in assay transfer activities to external CROs and/or GMP CMOsManages contract testing lab relationships: set up assay capabilities, coordinate sample shipments, obtain results, and follow up on open action items.The document, technically evaluates, interpret data, and trend results.

Review data for quality, consistency, and accuracy.Write technical protocols and reports.Performs method transfers, method qualifications, stability testing, etc.

per approved protocols.Author and revise standard operating procedures.Conducts laboratory investigations as required.Identifies gaps, recommends process improvements, and implements changes.Participates in continuous improvement projects and activities.Mentors new hires.RequirementsBachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or other relevant disciplines in life sciences5+ years’ hands-on experience in an assay development or QC laboratory environmentStrong knowledge of QC testing principles and procedures in cell culture (aseptic technique), cell-based assays, qPCR, ELISA, SDS-PAGE, Western Blot.Knowledge of equipment protocols and requirementsGood laboratory documentation skills and protocol writing and revision experienceExperience with cGMP environments and audits are a plusUnderstanding of applicable regulatory requirements (21 CFR, USP, EP, ICH) is desired.Strong interpersonal and communication skills; written and oral.Outstanding planning, organization, and multitasking skillsMust be a team player and exhibit a willingness to meet project timelinesShould possess experience or knowledge of a wide range of analytical instrumentation with the ability to troubleshoot and monitor system suitability trendsBenefitsComprehensive benefits package, including competitive employer premium contributionsMeaningful stock option grantsPTO, sick time and holiday payGenerous Parental Leave programPre-tax medical and dependent care programsLTD, Life, and AD&DProfessional development opportunitiesTeam-building eventsFully stocked kitchenEncoded Therapeutics, Inc.

is an Equal Opportunity Employer and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any kind.

Encoded is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment.

All employment decisions at Encoded are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, religion or belief, color, national origin, gender, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the location in which we operate.

Encoded will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.Encoded encourages applicants of all ages.

If you need assistance or an accommodation due to a disability, you may call us at +1 650-491-0272.