Sr. Engineer/Engineer, Upstream Process Development
Akouos is building a leading gene therapy company focused on hearing disorders. We are a precision genetic medicine company focused on developing gene therapies with the potential to restore, improve, and preserve high-acuity physiologic hearing for individuals who live with disabling hearing loss worldwide.
Restoring, improving, and preserving high-acuity hearing is an area of high unmet need in medicine: 466 million people worldwide have disabling hearing loss, and there are no FDA-approved pharmacologic therapies to address its underlying causes.
Akouos was founded in 2016 by leaders in the fields of neurotology, genetics, inner ear drug delivery, and AAV gene therapy. Listening is in our DNA. We believe the only way to achieve our ambitious goals is to engage as one team, listen to each other, and trust in ourselves and our science.
The Process Development team is seeking an Engineer to drive the process development for the manufacture of AAV-based gene therapies. The ideal candidate for this position is an experienced Scientist/Engineer with a strong background in AAV manufacturing technologies and an excellent track record in gene therapy process development. The successful candidate would have experience in process scale-up, process optimization, and tech transfer for GMP manufacturing. The successful candidate will thrive in a collaborative, scientifically-stimulating, and fast-paced environment.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.