Our Mission: Healthy hearing available to all.
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 Analytical Development group at Akouos is seeking a Scientist to provide analytical assay development for the testing of AAV viral vectors. The analytical development scientist will play a key role in the development of cell-based bioassays to support Akouos’s growing pipeline of projects. The ideal candidate will have a positive track record of developing biochemical methods for the analysis of complex biologics, leveraging tools such as HPLC, qPCR, ELISA, MSD, and CE. 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.
Akouos considers the health and safety of its employees and community a priority. All offers of employment are conditioned on participation in our mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policy. Anyone unable to be vaccinated either because of a sincerely held religious belief, medical condition, or disability that prevents them from being vaccinated, can request a reasonable accommodation.