• Spark Therapeutics
  • Philadelphia , PA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 1103 Market St

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 assay development and qualification activities in the translational department across all the therapeutic areas (Liver, CNS, Ocular, Discovery) by performing experiments, analyzing data, drafting protocols, SOPs and reports. Reserch associate will be able to execute protocols with some guidance and have the ability to summarize results independently. This individual will report Assay Development Lead and collaborate closely within the team and across functional groups to advance pipeline programs.


75% Hands-on laboratory work

15% Data review; project updates; technical report and SOP preparation

10% Manage translational research samples and materials


* Conduct experiments after discussion of the design and strategy with the supervisor.
* Contribute to assay development, optimization and qualification.
* Follows SOPs and batch records.
* Write technical reports detailing procedures, outcomes, and observations.
* Maintain accurate, timely and detailed records of work
* Maintains inventory of reagents and disposables and orders supplies as needed.
* Performs routine assays across the different pipeline programs (e.g. WES, ELISA, etc).
* Should be able to work flexible hours


* BS degree with 2+ years or MS with 0-2.
* Minimum of 1-3 years laboratory experience.
* Two or more years' experience with aseptic tissue culture technique
* Hands-on knowledge of molecular and cell biology analytical methods
* Excellent communication skills
* Ability to analyze own data and write concise reports

Nearest Major Market: Philadelphia

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