Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate (Analytical Sciences & Bioinformatics)

4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT), located in Emeryville, is a global leader in gene therapy product research and development using scientific innovation to unlock the full potential of gene therapy for patients with genetic diseases.  At 4DMT, our goal is to design and develop transformative gene therapy products using our proprietary adeno-associated virus (AAV) variants platform to treat serious unmet medical conditions.  We seek a highly-motivated Research Associate / Sr. Research Associate to join the Analytical Sciences & Bioinformatics (ASB) group.

4DMT is at the forefront of cutting-edge science and technology with proprietary AAV vectors that deliver transgene payloads to the right place for patients.  This is an opportunity to join a rapidly growing pre-IPO company as a key member of the ASB team.

Your talents, excellent attention to detail, and insatiable desire to learn will be critical to the success of our team and in achieving 4DMT’s vision.  You will execute routine testing in support of process development and manufacturing and contribute to the development of analytical assays for characterization of therapeutic products. In addition, you will need to make experimental observations, review and analyze data for presentations and reports, and share maintenance responsibilities such as reagent preparation, material ordering, and general lab upkeep.


  • Follow proper safety precautions and laboratory technique in the use of chemical compounds and reagents
  • Perform established analytical methods such as PCR (qPCR/ddPCR), Electrophoresis, and ELISA
  • Design, execute and report qualification assays under the supervision of senior group members
  • Write and revise documents such as SOPs and technical reports
  • Analyze data, identify trends and troubleshoot assays
  • Provide instrumentation care, maintenance, and troubleshooting
  • Perform general laboratory duties such as stocking and ordering supplies
  • Perform other duties as assigned



  • Bachelor’s degree in a Life Science discipline


  • 0 – 3 years industry experience
  • PCR knowledge/experience required
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point and other applications
  • Ability to communicate and work in a team environment
  • Ability to think critically and demonstrate problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of cGMP documentation is preferred


  • The successful candidate must have some background in protein chemistry and molecular biology techniques
  • Working knowledge of PCR/qPCR/ddPCR, gel electrophoresis, and ELISA is preferred
  • Excellent communication skills are a must for this position, both verbal and written
  • Basic understanding of ICH guidelines
  • Good time management and the ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment is a must

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