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Platform Development Research Associate / Senior Research Associate

Krystal Biotech
Pittsburgh, PA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
Job Description

Platform Development Research Associate / Senior Research Associate

About Krystal Bio:

At Krystal Biotech, Inc., we bring together the brightest and most eager minds to relentlessly pursue the discovery, development and delivery of transformative medicines for people with serious and life-threatening genetic diseases. Founded in 2016, the Company is the leader in redosable gene therapy with prominent clinical and pre-clinical stage programs for dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa, TGM1-deficient ARCI, Netherton Syndrome, Cystic Fibrosis, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency, and is advancing research to apply our technology to these and other diseases. The Company’s innovation is fueled by visionary leadership within an entrepreneurial organizational structure with a robust pipeline of investigational medicine.

Our US headquarters is in Pittsburgh, PA with other offices located in Boston, MA and in Zug, Switzerland. For more information about the Company’s platform, commitment to patients and pipeline, please visit and engage with us on Twitter and LinkedIn.

We have an exciting journey ahead and a tremendous opportunity for growth, and now is the time to make a meaningful impact on the lives of our patients!

Job Description Summary:

The Platform Development group is seeking a highly motivated and innovative Research Associate or Senior Research Associate to join our multidisciplinary team. To be successful, the candidate should demonstrate basic knowledge in fundamental cloning and molecular biology techniques, tissue culture, and virology, show curiosity, initiative, and the ability to work well in a timeline-driven environment.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Support scientists/senior scientists in implementing platform development studies and performing data analysis.
  • Participate in study design and platform development brainstorming sessions.
  • Conduct experiments under defined conditions to verify/reject various types of hypotheses using refined scientific methods.
  • Record all data and results with accuracy and responsibility.
  • Ensure that all safety guidelines are always followed strictly and maintain a clean and orderly environment.
  • Adhere to scientifically-sound practices for experiment documentation, statistically driven data analysis, and interpretation of results.
  • Interact with cross-functional teams and effectively communicate scientific results.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Requirements & Desired Competencies:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s in Biological Sciences or related scientific discipline with academic and/or industry benchwork experience. Salary and title will be dependent upon experience.
  • Experience in bacterial engineering and cloning, including primer design, restriction digest, PCR, screening/selection methods, sequencing, and electroporation/transfection. Prior experience working with large constructs is a plus.
  • Proficient in mammalian cell culture, with a solid understanding of sterile technique (experience with multiple cell lines, suspension adapted cell lines, and/or clonal selection of cell lines is a plus).
  • Demonstrated knowledge of common molecular biology techniques including qPCR, ELISAs, microscopy, and western blotting.
  • The ability to stay organized and manage multiple ongoing cultures/projects while keeping detailed notes.
  • High capability of multitasking in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Willingness to execute projects in a team environment and work collaboratively towards collective goals.
  • Willingness to occasionally work on the weekend.

Krystal Biotech, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employers. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability status. Headhunters and recruitment agencies may not submit resumes/CVs through this Web site or directly to managers. Krystal Biotech, Inc. does not accept unsolicited headhunter and agency resumes. Krystal Biotech, Inc. will not pay fees to any third-party agency or company that does not have a signed agreement with Krystal Biotech, Inc.

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