Research Associate Assay (multiple positions)

January 31 2018
Industries Pharmaceutical, Biotechnology
Categories Clinical research, Laboratory, Research and development
Montreal, QC

The Company

enGene Inc. is a high growth biotechnology company developing a robust, proprietary non-viral vector platform to deliver genes to mucosal cells lining the gut. The vector system can be administered to the intestine via the oral or enema route. enGene is developing its unique gut-optimized gene delivery formulation into an orally available "Gene PillTM", which has the potential to be a platform for oral delivery of a wide range of protein drugs. The Company's primary focus is to apply its technology to enable localized delivery of immune-modulating proteins to the gut for treating various immune disorders.

Strategic Pharma Alliances and Investors
With its exciting cutting edge technology, enGene successfully established alliances with two international large pharmaceutical companies: Johnson & Johnson and Takeda Pharmaceutical Company.
enGene is also supported financially by top-tier institutional investors including Forbion Capital Partners, Fonds de Solidarité FTQ, Lumira Capital, Pharmstandard International S.A. and Johnson & Johnson Development Corporation. 

Role
enGene is seeking versatile, dynamic and team-oriented Research Associates with a pharma, biotech or CRO environment background to be an integral part of the Pre-Clinical Development Group team.  These positions report to the Assay Manager.

This Research Associates will perform experiments and develop / optimize assays in molecular and cellular biology.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Research Associates will:

  • Develop and perform potency assays.
  • Develop and perform ELISA assays, RT-qPCR in support of in vitro and in vivo studies.
  • Perform studies using flow cytometry assays.
  • Perform molecular biology techniques (bacterial transformations, restriction enzyme digests, DNA and RNA isolation).
  • Maintain cell lines and perform in vitro transfection experiments.
  • Develop and qualify new assays in support of pre-clinical studies.
  • Participate in planning experiments and evaluating/interpreting test results.
  • Perform laboratory tests and/or experiments in accordance to laboratory policies with established standard operating protocols.

Required experience and qualification

  • B.Sc., or M.Sc. in biological sciences
  • 2 to 10 years of biological sciences in the Pharma, Biotech or CRO industry
  • Knowledge of regulatory compliance such as GLP, GMP, and GCP
  • Experience conducting in vivo procedures (e.g. dosing, bleeds, tissue collection, etc.) in rodent models is an asset
  • Experience working with primary cells is desirable.
  • Good command of microscopy techniques (e.g. bright field, fluorescence, confocal, etc), including immunostaining methods is an asset.

Skills
The candidates will have the following competencies necessary for this position:

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Superior written and oral communication skills in English. Fluency in French is an asset.
  • Proficiency in MS Office Suite of products as well as GraphPad Prism
  • Adapt to changes quickly and work effectively under pressure
  • Work in a team environment and communicate effectively to facilitate meeting timelines

enGene Inc Contact

Please reply to *******@*********.com with "Research Associate" in the subject line.  

Apply now!

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