Lab Assistant Translational Research
Job Opportunity at Spark Therapeutics, Inc

Posted on Mar 10

http://www.sparktx.com    215-220-9300

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4149721

The successful candidate will be a key member of the Translational Research group assisting on projects across different stages of pre-clinical studies. He/she will proactively engage and work alongside scientists to support and execute experiments in order to drive scientific innovation.

  • Monitor and maintain inventory and stock assigned areas
  • Maintain lab medias and buffer stocks
  • Maintain lab supply inventory
  • Maintain lab equipment
  • Plasmid Preps
  • Perform limited troubleshooting and calibration of instruments as appropriate for assigned area
  • Maintain laboratory safety procedures
  • Assist with the delivery, processing and inventory of samples
  • Wash and sterilize lab items using dish washer and autoclave
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • Gain proficiency in the performance of various ELISA assays

  • Ability to learn new techniques, work independently and manage multiple experiments simultaneously.
  • Basic understanding of molecular biology techniques
  • Detail-oriented, with excellent organizational and record-keeping skills is required
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

  • Associates degree in molecular biology or the biological sciences with 2 years of lab related experience required. Bachelors degree preferred. 


Transforming Patient’s Lives. Spark Therapeutics is a pioneering gene therapy leader transforming the lives of patients suffering from debilitating genetic diseases by developing one-time, life-altering treatments. We are embarking on our goal to deliver the first approved gene therapy product in the US for genetic blinding conditions and have a product pipeline addressing other unmet rare genetic diseases. We have an entrepreneurial culture and are looking for talented and passionate professionals who are committed and motivated to making a difference in the lives of our patients. If you share our passion for excellence and are looking for a dynamic work environment that fosters creativity, scientific innovation and team collaboration, you may be a great fit for our team.

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