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Date Added: Fri 04/06/2021

Scientist I, AAV Capsid Engineering

South San Francisco, CA, US
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Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

Tenaya Therapeutics is a preclinical-stage, Series C, privately-held biopharmaceutical company that is shaping the future of heart disease treatment driven by a bold mission: to discover, develop and deliver curative therapies that address the underlying drivers of disease. Tenaya is developing therapies for rare genetic disorders as well as for more prevalent heart conditions through three platforms: Gene Therapy, Regeneration and Precision Medicine. Founded by leading cardiology researchers at the Gladstone Institutes and UT Southwestern, Tenaya is backed by a top-tier syndicate of investors, including The Column Group, Casdin Capital, RA Capital, RTW, Fidelity, T Rowe Price, GV and others. Tenaya Therapeutics currently has 75+ full-time employees (not including consultants) and is headquartered in South San Francisco, California, USA. For more information, please visit #removed# and follow us on LinkedIn.

Diversity & Inclusion is a core Value for Tenaya Therapeutics and we encourage those from under-represented communities to apply.


Post-Doctoral Fellow/Scientist I AAV Capsid Engineering

Tenaya Therapeutics is looking for a highly motivated scientist with expertise in AAV gene therapy, molecular biology, next generation sequencing and synthetic biology to join the gene therapy as a Scientist, AAV Capsid Engineering. In this role, the successful candidate with help design, build and screen novel AAV libraries using Tenaya Therapeutics Capsid Engineering Platform. Moreover, this role will also contribute to the characterization of lead engineered capsids. The model candidate should have experience with library design, nucleic acid isolation from animal tissue, NGS and other commonly used molecular biology techniques.


A Ph.D. in molecular biology, or a relevant biological science

Demonstrated record of productivity in graduate studies

Strong written and verbal communication skills

Previous experience in the field of synthetic biology or AAV gene therapy preferred


We offer a dynamic start-up environment and a collaborative, passionate team that is focused on a compelling vision and mission.

We offer competitive salary and stock options. Excellent medical and non-medical benefits. Paid vacation, sick time and holidays.

State-of-the-art, built-to-suit office and lab space, part of a larger cluster of biotech companies, with amenities that include a bowling alley and onsite gym.

Shuttle service to/from Caltrain, BART and the South San Francisco Ferry.

Tenaya is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

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