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Generation Bio Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology, Analytical Development, contract in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Generation Bio is a biotechnology company leading a new generation of gene therapy. With our proprietary re-dosable ceDNA technology, we are expanding the reach of gene therapy. At Generation Bio, our goal is to bring the life-saving benefits of gene therapy to more people, living with a broader range of diseases, in more places around the world. Our vision is to make the ravages of genetic disease as imaginary to the next generation as polio feels to children today.

We are a thriving, collaborative, creative community of diverse talents, beliefs, and experiences relentlessly dedicated to our mission. Founded and launched by Atlas Venture. Headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Committed to a future where more people can live full lives.

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Generation Bio seeks a highly motivated Research Associate to support analytical molecular biology activities in a cross-platform function. The successful candidate will work part of an analytics team responsible for the development and testing of research drug substance, as well as performing experiments to better characterize and understand the composition of our drug.


  • Perform bioanalytical assays, including purity, copy number, expression, and activity assays to support the Production, Pre-clinical, and Process Development groups

  • Review results generated from drug substance batches obtained from the Production group against lot release criteria, and create Certificates of Analysis to support release

  • Collaborate with colleagues in Analytical Development to help develop and refine bioanalytical assays to make them suitable for routine testing

  • Conduct studies to further our understanding of the composition and content of our drug substance

  • Summarize results in presentations and reports and write draft protocols


  • B.S. in Biology, Molecular Biology or related discipline with 0-2 years of experience

  • Experienced with molecular biology techniques (Western Blot, qPCR, ddPCR, ELISA, DNA engineering)

  • Strong communication, interpersonal and organizational skills

  • Results driven with excellent attention to details

  • Proven ability to effectively plan and organize complex work activities and prioritize tasks

POSITION: 6 month contract, Non-Exempt

EEOC Statement: Generation Bio believes in a diverse environment and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Generation Bio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.