Careers in Gene Therapy

Let’s make history together

AskBio is a world-leading gene therapy company with unrivaled technology and a promising therapeutic pipeline, making us an exciting place full of promise, discovery and advancement. We are a fast-growing, patient-focused team that embraces collaboration, creative thinking and groundbreaking science to change lives.

Our headquarters are in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, with European offices and facilities in Edinburgh, Scotland, and San Sebastián, Spain.

A benefits package worthy of our mission

We come to work each­­ day for a purpose greater than the job itself. For that reason, we offer employee benefits that reflect the importance of our work and the quality and skill of our people.

  • Collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • 401(k) plan with company match
  • Health and dependent care flexible spending account
  • Life insurance
  • Short- and long-term disability insurance
  • 4 weeks of paid time off
  • 10 paid company holidays
  • 5 days annual sick leave
  • Business casual
  • Career advancement
  • On-site gym and beautiful walking paths
  • Collaborative and inclusive culture
  • Employer Pension Scheme
  • Life insurance
  • Critical Illness Cover
  • Private Healthcare
  • 30 days paid company holidays plus bank holidays
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Business casual
  • Career advancement
  • On-site gym and beautiful walking paths

Our Values

When you live an AskLife™, you join a team that embraces meaningful values to ensure our success.

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We bring decades of experience in discovery and gene therapy development – from the bench to the bedside – that we want to share with the world.

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Driven by excellence and achievement, we have an unrivaled end-to-end gene therapy platform with foundational discoveries essential to the industry.

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We are not afraid of the impossible and continuously innovate to make gene therapies accessible to all those in need.

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We love what we do and wake up every day motivated by a much larger purpose to change lives and erase genetic disease.

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We are humbled by the enormity of our mission and its meaning to families. We hold a relentless commitment to advance science and clinical outcomes.

Browse Open Positions

Please review the following open positions and apply now to upload your resume.

  • Analyst, Business Systems Administration

    This role is responsible for managing AskBio’s business applications, including Finance, Contract Management and Purchasing systems.

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  • Gene Editing Senior Scientist / Scientist III

    This role supports our discovery efforts as well as preclinical and clinical AAV gene therapy programs.

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  • Non-Clinical Manufacturing/Process Development Lab Manager

    This role is responsible for laboratory operations and supports quality and regulatory requirements for sample management and equipment.

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  • Group Leader/Sr. Scientist

    This role will conduct experiments and analyses as well as provide guidance to team members as part of a variety of development activities, e.g., small-scale studies, scale up studies, technology transfer and process development.

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  • Research Associate AAV I-III Biology

    This role conducts experimental bench work in support of development of rAAV Gene Therapy clinical candidate vectors.

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  • Research Associate III/Scientist I – Analytical Development

    This role supports the development and execution of cell-based assays for evaluation of vector candidates in support of gene therapy programs.

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  • Research Associate III/Scientist I – Analytical Development

    This role will support the development and execution of cell-based assays for evaluation of vector candidates in support of our gene therapy programs. Seeking extensive tissue culture experience with multiple cell lines and prior experience in assay qualification/validation.

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  • Associate Director – Clinical Trial Manager

    This role will provide oversight of AskBio’s pipeline studies, including study conduct and CRO oversight and will be a key point of contact for study project management, communications, and daily operations for clinical INDs.

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  • Associate Director Medical Writing

    The Associate Director, Medical Writing will be responsible for providing clinical direction to team members, developing and writing content for their specific projects as well as reviewing scientific content created outside AskBio. This position will have direct interaction with leading key opinion leaders.

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  • Clinical Trial Associate/Senior Clinical Trial Associate

    This role supports the creation and maintenance of clinical trial records, including the Trial Master File (TMF), to maintain inspection readiness during our clinical trials. The CTA is an integral part of the study/trial team in assuring that all clinical trial paperwork is handled appropriately and that assigned TMFs are complete, accurate, and timely.

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  • Associate Director/Director Data Management

    The Associate Director/Director of Data Management provides oversight of all data management activities to research sites ensuring the quality and integrity of all databases used in AskBio sponsored trials.

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  • Business Development Manager (TAAV)

    The Business Development Manager, TAAV executes the go-to-market strategy and manages the commercial process of selling dbDNA products and services to AAV developers.

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  • Business Development Manager (Viralgen Vector Core)

    The Business Development Manager is responsible for driving sales growth and overall commercial success of Viralgen Vector Core by setting and executing the go-to-market strategy and managing the commercial process of selling AAV manufacturing services to AAV developers. 

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  • Biotech Patent Agent/Attorney

    The successful candidate should have meaningful experience in the preparation and prosecution of patent applications, invention capture, landscape and patentability analyses, and informal freedom-to-operate opinions within the biotechnology field.

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  • Project Manager

    Create and maintain clinical program plans and track progress against key milestones and goals. The ideal candidate will have some R&D experience. Experience working with planning tools (e.g. MS Project) and strong organizational skills are required.

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  • Patient Advocacy Associate

    This role will support engagement with patients and patient advocacy organizations to ensure the patient voice is incorporated into AskBio’s product development. At least 2 years’ experience in pharma or biotech, or at least 5 years of experience with a hospital, advocacy group or CRO.

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  • Contract Specialist

    The Contract Specialist will work with our attorneys in creating and managing contracts and other documents. Candidate should have 2+ years in-house law/contracting department or law firm experience, as well as experience in the healthcare/life sciences industry.

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  • Sr. Clinical Research Associate

    We’re looking for a senior CRA to join AskBio in our Columbus, Ohio location as part of our core study team and work with the clinical trial managers to oversee site management and monitoring activities.

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  • Research Associate, Biomarker Flow Cytometry

    Learn and contribute to understanding of AAV immunogenicity by performing immunological assays in support of our gene therapy programs. Excellent opportunity for candidate looking to build upon experience in basic cell biology and immunology lab skills.

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  • Research Associate II (in vivo)

    This position will conduct experimental bench work and provide technical expertise in the development of rAAV gene therapy clinical candidate vectors. MS with 2 (BS with 3-5) years of progressive post-degree experience.

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  • Director/Sr Director, Analytical and Bioassays

    Seeking an experienced, highly motivated candidate to lead the development, qualification and GxP validation of in vitro bioassays to support our preclinical/clinical gene therapy programs. This role will lead bioassay development strategies and provide technical guidance to scientists.

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  • Clinical Trial Manager (Paris)

    Role will be responsible for feasibility assessment, protocol development, planning, execution and leadership of regional and global clinical trials at our Paris location. Neurology/CNS experience desired.

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  • Immunoassay Group Lead

    Join our immunology team and lead development, qualification and GxP validation of immunoassays supporting preclinical and clinical studies for AskBio’s pipeline of AAV-based gene therapy programs.

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  • Clinical Immunology Group Lead

    Seeking immunologist with background in gene therapy, virology, oncology or vaccines and expertise in drug development across biological platforms. In-depth knowledge of basic and applied immunology, animal models and systems biology is required.

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  • Research Associate II/III – Immunology

    The immunology research associate will be one of the key laboratory members and will have an opportunity to learn and contribute to the development of immunology cell or ligand-based assays in support of our gene therapy programs.

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  • Immunology Sr Scientist-Scientist III

    The ideal candidate has in-depth knowledge of immunologic principles spanning from innate to adaptive immunology and can lead and/or execute experimental studies that characterize the immune response to gene therapy candidates and contribute to lead selection/optimization.

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  • Principal Scientist – Pathology

    Lead a group of 1-3 histologists to ensure appropriate cell staining and tissue sectioning. DVM or equivalent required with Board certification in Veterinary Anatomic Pathology.

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  • Sr Principal Scientist

    The Principal Scientist will provide scientific guidance and leadership in the preclinical safety de-risking of AAV-based gene therapies.

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  • Sr Toxicologist/Pharmacologist

    This role will be a key member on multidisciplinary project teams to represent the toxicology function to define and implement nonclinical safety evaluation strategy and plan of novel candidate molecules.

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  • Histologist

    Independently perform advanced histology (slide QC, special stains, thin/thick sections, IHC, and serial/step sectioning). Seeking PhD in biological sciences or MS with 3+ years’ or BS with 5+ years’ relevant research experience.

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Equal Opportunity Employer

Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio) is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected status prohibited under Federal, State or local laws. All employment decisions are based on valid job‐related requirements.

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