Scientist/Senior Scientist

Location: Avidity Biosciences LLC, 10975 N. Torrey Pines Road, La Jolla, CA  92037
Position type: Full time, Scientist/Senior Scientist
Required education: Ph.D.

Company Description:
Avidity Biosciences is a privately held biotech company pioneering Antibody Oligonucleotide Conjugates (AOC™). AOCs combine the tissue selectivity of monoclonal antibodies and the precision of oligonucleotide-based therapeutics to overcome barriers to the delivery of oligonucleotides and target genetic drivers of disease. We are advancing a pipeline of therapeutic programs focused on rare muscle disorders and other serious diseases. Our lead programs are directed to the development of therapeutics to treat patients with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and myotonic dystrophy.  More information about Avidity Biosciences can be found on our website  Please submit your resume to to apply.

Job Description:
We are seeking a Ph.D. levels scientist to join our Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research team. The ideal candidate would have familiarity with:

  • Duchenne muscular dystrophies and/or other muscle related diseases
  • Experience in generating and maintaining muscle cultures from human samples
  • Regulating pre-mRNA processing
  • Biochemical analysis of muscle function

Required Experience and Skills:

  • Ph.D. in Biology, Biochemistry, Bioengineering or related subjects
  • Familiarity with Duchenne muscular dystrophies and/or other muscle related diseases
  • Hands-on experience with generating and maintaining muscle cell cultures, and quantitative analysis of mRNA expression and processing
  • Experience in the biochemical analysis of muscle cell function and contractility is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to solve scientific problems creatively, effectively and independently
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a matrix and team environment
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills