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 and Analytical Development group at Akouos is seeking a Senior Associate Development Scientist to provide analytical assay development, assay optimization and routine testing of AAV viral vectors. The ideal candidate will have experience with characterizing AAV viral vectors, executing analytical assays, working cross functionally, collaboratively, and preparing necessary technical documents. The successful candidate will have a desire to succeed at the highest level to develop therapies that have the potential to restore and preserve hearing.
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.