Research Associate II/Sr Research Associate

Icosavax, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICVX) is a publicly traded biopharmaceutical company leveraging its innovative VLP platform technology to develop vaccines against infectious diseases, with an initial focus on life-threatening respiratory diseases. Icosavax’s VLP platform technology is designed to enable multivalent, particle-based display of complex viral antigens, which it believes will induce broad, robust, and durable protection against the specific viruses targeted. Icosavax’s pipeline includes vaccine candidates targeting respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), human metapneumovirus (hMPV), and severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2). Based in Seattle, Icosavax was formed in 2017 to advance the breakthrough VLP technology from the Institute for Protein Design at the University of Washington with the goal to discover, develop, and commercialize vaccines against infectious diseases.
The Icosavax preclinical development group is seeking a Research Associate II with a strong molecular/cell biology background to progress our early-stage programs.
Independently design and execute protocols for the expression, purification, and analysis of recombinant proteins from mammalian and bacterial cells
Maintain cell lines using standard cell culture techniques
Design, develop and implement analytical characterization methods (BLI, SEC)
Communicate experimental findings in written and oral format to internal groups
Maintain complete and accurate laboratory notebooks
Make detailed observations, interpret data and organize results in a clear and logical format
Identify, mitigate and communicate study risks
Collaborate with internal teams and external vendors
Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology or related field is required
2+ years industry/academic experience (Research Associate II)
5+ years industry/academic experience (Sr Research Associate)
Practical knowledge of analytical characterization techniques including SDS-PAGE, BLI, SEC, DLS
Practical knowledge of cell culture and aseptic processing techniques
Strong verbal/written communication and organizational skills
Demonstrated trouble shooting ability and multi-tasking capabilities
Ability to work independently in a fast-paced start-up environment
Manual dexterity required to operate office equipment (i.e. computers, phones, etc.).   
Location: Seattle, onsite
Must be eligible to work in the USA
To reduce the presence and severity of COVID-19 cases in the workplace and in our communities, Icosavax requires all newly hired employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before commencing employment, subject to reasonable accommodation and other requirements of applicable federal, state and local law.
The salary range for this position is $80,000 – 90,000 (Research Associate II), $95,000 – $105,000 (Sr Research Associate) per year; the position level and base salary will be determined based on knowledge, skills, education, and experience relevant to the role. Employees are offered health insurance (medical, dental, vision), health savings account with company contribution, flexible spending account, life insurance, short- and long-term disability, employee stock purchase plan, 401(K) plan with company contribution, vacation, sick and safe time, company holidays and floating holidays.

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