Position Description

Research Associate
Location Philadelphia, PA
Requisition ID 1841
# of openings 1
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Research Associate


Amicus Therapeutics is a global, patient-dedicated biotechnology company focused on discovering, developing and delivering high-quality medicines for people living with rare metabolic diseases.

The successful candidate will be highly motivated individual ready to work within a science-focused, collaborative, multidisciplinary drug discovery and development environment. The Associate Scientist will be responsible for supporting lab operations in upstream and downstream protein production, viral vector production, and assay support.



  • Perform experiments needed for optimization of upstream processes including, but not limited to, cell growth, transfection, and production at small and large scale, with adherent and suspension-based cells.
  • Perform experiments needed for optimization of downstream processes including, but not limited to, batch harvest, clarification, filtration, ultracentrifugation, and chromatography.
  • Perform necessary assays in support of both upstream and downstream activities for protein production and viral vector production
  • Evaluate technologies to improve processes
  • Analysis and presentation of results to larger scientific group
  • Write and review formal reports, including method SOPs, reports, and other technical documents
  • Maintain documentation of all work in laboratory notebooks



Educational Requirements

  • BS with 0- 2 years’ experience


Professional Work Experience

  • Knowledge and experience with mammalian and/or insect cell culture
  • Knowledge and experience with common laboratory techniques including: protein expression/purification, SDS-PAGE/Western Blotting, protein concentration determination (A280, BCA, ELISA), and activity assays
  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills



  • Philadelphia


  • Occasional travel to scientific conferences to present work or for training courses


We respect and celebrate the diversity of our people, their backgrounds and experiences and provide equal opportunity for all.  Our unique experiences, backgrounds and range of cultural perspectives enrich how we approach opportunities, pushing ideas as far and as fast as possible with patients always our top priority. Employee expertise, intelligence, and creativity drives our innovation, and our passion and commitment to excellence.  Our “Three Pillars of DEI” are interwoven into our Amicus culture and expands one person, one word, and one act at a time. For our employees, these three pillars are a touchstone for inspiration, guidance, and encouragement.


Amicus is an Equal Opportunity Employer and will judge all applicants based on their qualifications for the job, without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, disability status or any other characteristics protected by applicable federal, state or local law.


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