Principal or Senior Scientist, Vector Design AAV

Principal or Senior Scientist, Vector Design AAV – Bay Area


This is a position for a highly innovative, passionate, and energetic Scientist to develop adeno-associated viral vector technologies in an industry setting. The candidate should be extremely motivated to drive drug development. The Principal or Senior Scientist is part of a multidisciplinary research team responsible for using BioMarin’s Proprietary technology platform to develop gene therapy applications. 

Responsibilities include: 

  • Identification and development of new AAV Applications
  • AAV Capsids development
  • Vector design
  • Optimize Vector Cassette
  • Assist in management of projects with partners and/or contract laboratories


  • Preferably 7+ years of experience working as a scientist in an academic, research, laboratory setting or biotech/pharma company
  • This person must have extensive experience engineering AAV vectors
  • Exceptional publication record in leading peer reviewed journals
  • Experience interpreting and presenting data to internal and external stakeholders, and at national and international meetings
  • Strong critical, scientific, and strategic thinking skills; Strong problem solving and decision making abilities
  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Experience and ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams
  • Drug development and/or extensive research training


  • A Ph.D. in the Biomedical Sciences.
  • Strong consideration given to Molecular Biologists

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