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Senior Scientist Analytical Chemistry

Company name
AVI BioPharma, Inc.

Andover, MA

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The Company:

Sarepta Therapeutics is focused on developing first-in-class RNA-based therapeutics to improve and save the lives of people affected by serious and life-threatening rare and infectious diseases. The Company’s diverse pipeline includes its lead program eteplirsen, for Duchenne muscular dystrophy, as well as potential treatments for some of the world’s most lethal infectious diseases. Sarepta aims to build a leading, independent biotech company dedicated to translating its RNA-based science into transformational therapeutics for patients who face significant unmet medical needs. For more information, please visit us at

The Position:

This individual will be involved in the development of analytical methods and program management in for PMO/PPMO and Gene therapy programs within Analytical Development. The individual will be responsible for developing validatable LC, CE and MS methods for supporting regulatory filings (50% effort) and Managing programs within and outside Sarepta AD (50% effort). The individual will interact with manufacturing, quality control, preclinical and clinical groups to provide coordination of activities for all programs. This position reports to the Associate Director of Analytical Development.

Primary Responsibilities include:

Develop and refine bioanalytical test methods for protein expression in gene therapy products intended for clinical applications.

The test methods include capillary electrophoresis methods, peptide mapping and HPLC methods to support the manufacture, purification and clinical comparability of AAV products.

Serves as subject matter expert on analytical methods for PMO/PPMO and Gene Therapy products intended for early and late stage clinical trials.

Develop strategies to stage appropriate validation and transfer of these methods from to Quality Control and manage lifecycle of these methods.

Act as company liaison with CMO/CTO to coordinate in method development and method transfer across various CMO/CTO sites.

Evaluating CTO/CMO documentation and results as needed

Develop and maintain clear and concise lab records and documentation

Author development reports, study protocols, and pre-validation reports

Perform other related duties incidental to the work described

Develop and manage the Bioanalytical Group within Analytical Sciences

Education and Skills Requirements:

Ph.D. degree in Bioanalytical Chemistry, Biology or Biochemistry with at least 3-5 years laboratory operations management and program management experience

A strong understanding of Bioanalytical chemistry and a demonstrable grasp of a wide range of technologies Liquid Chromatography, Capillary electrophoresis, SDS-PAGE, Western Blotting, HPLC, ddPCR as applied to pharmaceutical products is required.

Knowledge of LC/MS, peptide mapping and Analytical ultracentrifugation would be additional qualification

Hands-on, development and validation of two or more of HPLC, Capillay Electrophoresis, ELISA, Western blot, SDS-PAGE/Western Blot test methods desired.

Working in a cGMP environment and experience in writing regulatory documents desired

Must have effective written and verbal communication skills

Operate as part of a team; assisting fellow lab associates in providing a functional, safe working environment while maximizing laboratory efficiency

Recognized by former peers, colleagues, managers and direct reports for attributes congruent with Sarepta Values: Drive, Excellence, Resilience, Teamwork, Innovation and Compassion

Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Sarepta Therapeutics offers a competitive compensation and benefit package.

Sarepta Therapeutics is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and participates in e-Verify.

Job Location

Andover, Massachusetts, United States

Company info

AVI BioPharma, Inc.
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Company Profile
AVI BioPharma is a biopharmaceutical company developing drugs to treat life threatening diseases using its patented third generation antisense technology. We have completed eleven clinical trials with our NeuGene® antisense drugs in more than 300 subjects addressing cardiovascular restenosis, infectious disease, cancer, polycystic kidney disease and drug metabolism. In clinical studies, our novel antisense drugs have been well tolerated and have met efficacy endpoints. We are focusing further clinical development on cardiovascular and infectious disease indications. Our most advanced cardiovascular program is for restenosis where we have completed Phase II trials evaluating our drug, Resten NG®. We are currently evaluating a systemic formulation of this drug in additional Phase II studies in Europe.

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