Scientist I – Gene Therapy Consumables Development

Waters Corporation



Milford, MA


Position summary


This is a unique chance for an enthusiastic scientist to join a laboratory-based, development team that is working on chromatographic and molecular tools for the analysis of gene therapy drug products including oligonucleotide, nucleic acid based medicines and viral vectors.  New analytical tools are needed to characterize, quantify, and test these drug products, and we are looking for a motivated individual that will  help serve that need. 


The candidate to fill this position will have a strong support system to be able to accomplish  important experiments and projects, such as aiding the development of new chromatography columns and reagents as well as establishing and transferring new quality control batch test procedures. As such, this scientist will help  bring new technologies to the cell and gene therapy industry and thereby help address problems that impact human health and society.  This position offers an excellent opportunity to grow professionally and scientifically, and it gives a one-of-a-kind opportunity to work in an interdisciplinary environment with a diverse group of colleagues.  In this dynamic role, the candidate will become an integral part of an interdisciplinary Research and Development team that supports hypothesis driven prototype evaluation, method development, and product commercialization. 


  • Assist in hypothesis-driven experimentation to test and better understand state-of-the-art reagents and LC column technologies and their role in the analysis of gene therapy products
  • Execute test methods under general supervision and contribute to the preparation of reports and assisting with internal presentations to summarize scientific findings.
  • Contribute to technical reports, SOP procedures, literature and/or patent applications
  • Help facilitate the transfer and training of QC test approaches
  • Help maintain laboratory instruments while creating and maintaining records of test-related activities.
  • Support products and customers during and after release



A successful candidate should have:

  • BS Degree with laboratory experience
  • Hands-on experience with chromatography of biomolecules (desired)
  • Experience with laboratory notebook documentation as well as reagent and buffer preparation
  • Creativity and a keen interest in science
  • Strengths in interpersonal skills, collaborations, willing to give presentations, and writing

Company Description

Waters Corporation (NYSE: WAT), the world's leading specialty measurement company, has pioneered chromatography, mass spectrometry and thermal analysis innovations serving the life, materials, and food sciences for more than 60 years. With more than 7,000 employees worldwide, Waters operates directly in 35 countries, including 15 manufacturing facilities, with products available in more than 100 countries. Our team focuses on creating business advantages for laboratory-dependent organizations to enable significant advancement in healthcare delivery, environmental management, food safety, and water quality.   

Working at Waters enables our employees to unlock the potential of their careers. Our global team is driven by purpose. We strive to be better, learn and improve every day in everything we do. We’re the problem solvers and innovators that aren’t afraid to take risks to transform the world of human health and well-being. We’re all in it together delivering benefit as one to provide the insights needed today in order to solve the challenges of tomorrow. 

Diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values at Waters Corporation. It is our responsibility to actively implement programs and practices to drive inclusive behavior and increase diversity across the organization. We are united by diversity and thrive on it for the benefit of our employees, our products, our customers and our community. Waters is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability, gender identity or protected Veteran status. 

Key Words

Chromatography, oligonucleotides, viral vectors, nucleic acid medicines, gene therapy #LI-ML1

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