Associate Engineer

SUMMARY:

Kriya is a next-generation gene therapy company focused on designing and developing transformative new treatments for highly prevalent and severe chronic diseases. We target conditions where the underlying biology is well-understood, rationally designing one-time gene therapies to durably express therapeutic proteins within the appropriate human tissues. Join us if you are ready to advance gene therapy and work in a progressive start-up environment. We are seeking an Associate Engineer to support production of DNA plasmids and/or Viral Vector in Kriya’s RTP Viral Vector Core.

JOB DESCRIPTION:

• Perform aseptic manipulation of mammalian cell culture in the generation of adeno-associated Viral Vectors
• Perform amplification and analysis of DNA plasmids through bacterial culturing
• Perform lab tests which require the analysis of results and interpretation of methods
• Define, measure, analyze, and propose improvements to the current process and systems
• May serve as the technical expert for one or more areas of the vector manufacturing process and the supporting unit operations/process equipment
• Support lab operations, including inventory management, solution preparation, and standard lab tasks
• Maintain organization of lab supplies. Inventory, unpacking, and storing reagents and supplies
• Prepare laboratory buffers and reagents
• Follow documented procedures and thoroughly document work through data entry into electronic laboratory notebooks
• Prepare, organize, and track sample inventory during production and storage
• Perform additional lab tasks as assigned

PREFERRED SKILLS:

• Highly self-motivated and detail-oriented, with proven ability to foster strong relationships with other team members and stakeholders
• Experience working with biologics
• Experience working in a lab setting
• Experience with amplification of plasmid DNA and/or production of adeno-associated viral vectors is preferred
• Must have flexible work hours, and be willing to work outside of normal, scheduled hours; as necessary. Must be able to work alternative shift hours and weekends as required

EDUCATION/TRAINING/EXPERIENCE:

• Bachelor’s degree preferably in Science, Engineering or other related field and 0-3 years of relevant related experience

All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to: [email protected]