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Research Associate- CNS

Date: Jul 1, 2021

Location: Philadelphia, PA, US

Company: Spark Therapeutics

Join the Spark Team


We were born of innovation, springing from the curiosity, imagination and dedication of remarkable scientists and healthcare visionaries. Our shared mission is to challenge the inevitability of genetic disease by discovering, developing, and delivering treatments in ways unimaginable – until now.


We don’t follow footsteps. We create the path.

Support the CNS Research team with laboratory-based functions:

Assist CNS research team in developing and running in-vitro and ex-vivo assays for early discovery and pre-clinical programs including working with cell culture, cloning, DNA/RNA isolation, Q-PCR, Western Blotting, IHC, data analysis and routine lab work




90%  Help planning and perform experiments on the bench in support of the CNS research projects, including new assay development (in-vitro and ex-vivo) and troubleshooting. Data analysis and an extensive literature review


10%  Oversee and/or provide technical support of specialized equipment  as needed. Manage CNS research samples and materials




  • Bachelor’s degree required; Masters in a relevant field preferred; with 3-5 years of relevant experience
  • Experience in general molecular biology experiments including Western Blot, WES, ELISA, RT-qPCR, cloning, and cell culture required.
  • Experience in AAV or gene therapy preferred.
  • Adept at conducting routine testing and limited troubleshooting of multiple methods
  • Prior experience writing SOPs and technical documents is preferred
  • Prior experience in the Neuroscience field is preferred
  • Small animal handling including various routes of drug administration, blood draw, stereotax surgeries is a plus




  • Be responsible and reliable in managing samples and running the experiments
  • Strong organizational skills and communication skills
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem solving ability. 
  • Ability to analyze and troubleshoot experiments.



Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia