Our Culture

Our employees are resilient, embracing risks and making tough decisions. At Editas Medicine, our values are part of our DNA. We are one community but with many voices.

They define ingenuity by thinking bold and big. They are rigorous about our science and share their knowledge with each other, and they do it with passion, taking ownership of their work and inspiring others. Our employees are part of a revolution, as they translate the promise of our science into new and promising treatments for patients.

Our People

We are a team of scientists and leaders in genome editing, and we live by our creed:

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Hear what makes Editas Medicine such a great place to work from the people who live and breathe our mission every day – our employees. 

The team at Editas creates a wonderful environment both inside and outside the office. Conversations can quickly transition from the latest scientific breakthroughs to a pick-up basketball game without missing a beat. It’s a great place to work!
Jonathan McNeill, M.D.
Manager, Business Development
What makes Editas so different from any other company I've worked for in the past is that everyone here really wants to be here. We're all in it together, and we all share a passion for what Editas has achieved and will achieve. I think we all share a ‘the sky's the limit' mentality.
Jennifer Franklin
Office Manager
There are a lot of passionate people at Editas, and the company does a great job of putting together activities outside of work so we can get to know each other. We have a running group called #runitas, and I have enjoyed our weekly runs. There's also an Ultimate Frisbee group, bi-monthly happy hours, conferences, coffee talks and company-wide off-site sessions that have been fun ways to socialize and motivate the team.
Grant Welstead
Senior Scientist
We have a diverse team of intelligent, kind and professional people who are all collaborative, interactive and well-grounded. We are united by our dedication and commitment to develop effective medicines. We value hard work and expanding our knowledge base, but we also value community and maintaining a sense of levity and humor to balance the intensity of the work.
Jennifer Gori
Scientist II
The one word that I would use to describe the Editas culture is bold. We are a loud, passionate and driven group of people. We are not afraid to take on big challenges, and we don't do anything by half measures.
Morgan Maeder
Scientist II
The Editas culture is highly collaborative. We're trying to do something really big, so we need many different kinds of talented people working together and helping each other. We're also not afraid to respectfully challenge each other scientifically or to lob a well-crafted zinger at a friendly colleague across the lab. It's a very healthy scientific and personal environment.
Ari Friedland
Scientist, Cell & Molecular Biology
I really enjoy our "coffee talks" scheduled for us once every other week. It's a great way for us to get to know each other. The conversations are hilarious and never boring!
Justin Fang
Research Associate II
Everyone here is so passionate about CRISPR. When a group of talented, passionate people work together, great ideas just spark, which changes impossible to possible.
Tongyao Wang
Bioinformatics Analyst II
Im constantly inspired by my colleagues, who are passionate, talented scientists with great ideas. They inspire everyone here to give their best.
Aditi Chalishazar
Senior Research Associate

Careers at Editas

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Location - Cambridge, MA


Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level. 

 

Position Summary:

The Sr. HRBP, Human Resources will report to the Vice President, Human Resources and will provide strategic HR Business Partner advice and leadership across R&D inclusive of the Platform, Chemistry, Pipeline, Pre-Clinical, Clinical and Manufacturing organizations with locations in Cambridge, MA and Boulder, CO.

 

Key Responsibilities:

·         Establish trusting and infleuntial relationships with leaders and employees (Editors) across the organization

·         Work with Program Managers and CSO to design and implement a holistic approach to ongoing team effectiveness and development of our Research and Program teams

·         Serve as an executive coach and sounding board for leaders across the organization helping to develop individual leaders and leadership capability more broadly at Editas

·         Develop and execute upon workforce plans to support the build and evolution of organizational  and individual capabilities and functions in alignment with our EM22 strategic plan and annual Corporate Goals

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Location - Cambridge, MA

Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level.

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative research associate with experience in molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology. The successful candidate will contribute as part of a multidisciplinary team to improve gene-editing based therapeutics by developing techniques and researching new cutting edge topics applied to T cell biology. The successful candidate is expected to have proven practical experience in performing and analyzing relevant data sets from mammalian cell culture and or animal models using standard immunological techniques such as flow cytometry. T cell handling and/or cell culture experience in primary cells is expected. The candidate should be scientifically motivated, capable of independently conceiving, conducting, critically analyzing and presenting his/her own innovative research with minimal supervision. Strong presentation skills, communication, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment is vital.


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Location - Cambridge, MA


Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its gene editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective genome level molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases.

This new role on the Editas Manufacturing team provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the clinical translation of CRISPR technology by managing efforts that support the development and operationalization of Editas’ clinical programs.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as externally-facing point of contact for select vendors and contract manufacturing organizations
  • Responsible for outsourced manufacturing of select materials to support Editas’ clinical programs
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Location - Cambridge, MA


Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level.


Job Description

Editas is seeking a Lead Scientist with a focus on research and development of CRISPR/Cas9-based anti-viral therapies.

 

The candidate will lead the virology discovery group and provide scientific expertise and guidance for disease/target selection, assay design and implementation, candidate selection, therapeutic delivery and transition to early clinical development.  

 

A successful candidate will demonstrate knowledge in immunology, virology, molecular and cellular biology, with demonstrated expertise in both in vitro cellular and in vivo models is essential.  Working experience with gene editing are desirable but not essential. 

 

Responsibilities

·        Develop therapeutic hypotheses and experimental cellular therapies based on these hypotheses addressing unmet needs in infectious disease

·        Lead a cross functional team of scientists to discover novel therapies from project... More Info

Location - Cambridge, MA

The Sequencing Coordinator will facilitate sample processing though the Sequencing Platform.  The candidate will report to the Assoc. Director of Sequencing and will interact with Project Managers, Team Leads and Scientists to prioritize sequencing projects.  This person will work with the Sequencing Production Lead to forecast incoming sample submissions and create weekly production schedules. The candidate will establish a tracking dashboard in LIMS to build transparency of samples moving through the processes, and to simplify access to results. Additional responsibilities include: cost modeling of processes and strategic sourcing; interactions with vendors; consolidation and submission of sequencing data for publications.

 

Key Responsibilities:

·         Prioritization and consolidation of samples for Production

·         Develop and coordinate weekly sequencing schedules

·         Evaluate sequencing results and communicate data with stakeholders

·         Troubleshoot failed sequencing runs and set up re-rework schedules

·         Collaborate with the Sequencing Production Lead and Informatics team to capture sequencing metrics and implement into a tracking system

·         Cost modeling

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Location - Cambridge, MA


We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative research associate with experience in molecular biology, cell biology, and bioinformatics. The successful candidate will contribute as part of a multidisciplinary team to improve gene-editing based therapeutics by developing techniques and researching new understandings in RNA folding and engineering. The successful candidate is expected to have proven practical experience in creating and analyzing next-generation sequencing data sets from mammalian cell culture experiments using cutting edge molecular biology techniques. RNA and cell culture experience in immortalized cell lines is expected. The candidate should be a scientifically motivated self-started, capable of independently conceiving, conducting, and critically analyzing his/her own innovative research with minimal supervision. Strong presentation skills, communication, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment will also be vital.

 


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Location - Cambridge, MA



Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level. 

Job Description

Editas is seeking a Scientist/Senior Scientist with a focus on research and development of CRISPR/Cas9-based ex vivo cellular therapies.

 

The candidate will be part of the ex vivo discovery group that is responsible for discovering T cell and non-T cell experimental medicines for oncology and immunomodulation.  The successful candidate will interact effectively with the research and platform groups, as well as external collaborators.  The individual will provide scientific expertise and guidance for target selection, early research to candidate selection, and transition to early clinical development.  

 

A successful candidate will demonstrate extensive knowledge in molecular and cellular pathways in immunology and oncology.  Experience with cellular models is essential.  Working experience with gene editing, in vivo models, and cell manufacture are desirable but not essential. 

 

Responsibilities

·        Develop therapeutic hypotheses and experimental cellular therapies based on these hypotheses that address... More Info

Location - Boulder, CO


Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level.   

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative research associate with analytical chemistry or bioanalytical expertise to support the development of gene editing-based therapies. The successful candidate will contribute as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary discovery team dedicated to the development of a novel class of therapeutics. The successful candidate is expected to have proven practical experience in chemistry or biochemistry, specifically in purification and analysis of RNA and RNA derivatives. The candidate should be a scientifically motivated self-starter, capable of working with minimal supervision. Strong communication skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment will also be vital.   

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Location - Cambridge, MA


Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective genome level molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases.

 

This new role on the Technical Development and Manufacturing team provides a unique opportunity to contribute to Editas’ efforts to develop safe and effective cellular therapies using CRISPR-based gene editing technologies. We are seeking a talented and highly-motivated individual to perform experiments that generate data to guide development of processing methods and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the preparation of cellular therapies for translational clinical studies. Candidate must be experienced with aseptic technique and be versatile to assist in the development of processes for autologous or normal donor cellular products derived from different lineages of cells (T cells, HSCs, etc.). 

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·         Perform experimentation to develop cellular processes to support... More Info

Location - Cambridge, MA

Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level.

We are seeking a talented and passionate individual who can thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented and collaborative environment to be part of our success.

 

The Senior Medical Director is responsible for leading clinical development activities related to Editas’ pipeline of CRISPR/Cas9 products for ophthalmologic indications. This cross-functional role involves providing strategic medical and clinical trial expertise input into development programs, working collaboratively with externals partners, preparing clinical trial and regulatory documents, building strong relationships with key opinion leaders, and communicating development plans and study results internally and externally. 

 

This position requires a strong clinical and scientific background in ophthalmology and inherited retinal disorders.  Experience in orphan disease drug development and an understanding of genetic concepts and molecular biology laboratory techniques is beneficial.  The candidate should be experienced designing and running clinical trials and interacting with regulatory authorities.  The candidate should be able to clearly communicate concepts and information in writing and via formal presentations to scientific and medical experts internal and external to the company. The Senior Medical Director should think creatively, function independently, provide strategic insights, and have a thorough knowledge of the activities and procedures involved in clinical drug development, including GCP, ICH,... More Info

Location - Cambridge, MA


Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective genome level molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases.

 

This new role on the Technical Development and Manufacturing team provides a unique opportunity to contribute to Editas efforts to develop safe and effective cellular therapies using CRISPR-based gene editing technologies. We are seeking a talented and highly-motivated individual to design and perform experiments that generate data to guide development of methods and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the preparation of cellular therapies for translational clinical studies. Candidate must be versatile and able to work with research colleagues to develop processes for autologous or normal donor cellular products derived from different lineages of cells (T cells, HSCs etc.). 

 

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Location - Cambridge, MA


We are seeking a self-motivated, high performing Executive Administrative Assistant to support our CEO and another C-Level executive in a key role.  This position will report into the CEO.

In this dynamic and fast-paced role you will partner and collaborate with other Administrative Assistants and business leaders to understand and execute business priorities in a proactive manner. The ability to build relationships, exercise good judgement and work in a cross functional, matrix environment is critical.  In addition, the Executive Administrative Assistant will be privy to extensive confidential and highly sensitive information relating to the business, to individuals, and to the industry; therefore, a high degree of discretion, judgement, and emotional maturity is essential.

The Executive Assistant will support all daily business administrative and coordination responsibilities, including supporting the preparation of presentations and reports, arranging meetings, tracking expenses and arranging travel, management of calendar, interfacing with a wide variety of external constituents (Board of Directors members and their assistants, corporate partners, investors, government officials, media, etc), and performing special assignments as required. The individual will manage telephonic communications and perform other administrative tasks as necessary to promote effective and efficient operation of the executive office. The successful candidate must have the ability to understand the workflow of the organization and add value by being able to prioritize meeting requests and respond to phone calls and other requests on behalf of the CEO.

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Location - Cambridge, MA

Editas is seeking a Scientist to join the Technical Development and Manufacturing team to develop in vitro potency assays for drug product release. The qualified candidate will report to the Associate Director of Process Analytical Development and will develop analytical methods, generate and trend data, and write technical reports and SOPs to advance Editas’ engineered cell and viral vector products that incorporate CRISPR gene-editing technologies.

The successful candidate will work cross-functionally with internal project and platform research teams, with external partners, and with CMOs to design in vitro bioassays and to generate, trend and interpret analytical data required to more thoroughly understand the activity of our complex products.

Responsibilities will include:

·         Transfer in vitro activity assays, including cell-based assays, from the Research teams into the Development organization

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Location - Cambridge, MA

Editas is seeking an innovative and highly motivated scientist to lead development of iPSC and organotypic cultures supporting CRISPR/Cas9-based therapies.

This individual will report to the Sr Director Ocular Disease and lead a team to develop patient derived iPSC and organotypic cultures supporting development of CRISPR/Cs9 ocular therapies. The individual will work collaboratively with internal multi-disciplinary team members and external partners to drive and deliver results on timelines, and present results both internally and externally, including publications.

The successful candidate will have strong subject matter expertise in ocular and cellular biology, iPSC and organotypic cultures. The candidate will possess leadership skills, including the ability to lead a program team and work in a matrix organization. The candidate will also have excellent behaviors consistent with the Editas culture.

Responsibilities

  • Develop iPSC from patient population(s) and conduct POC for gene editing targets
  • Develop, optimize and implement organotypic cultures representative of ocular monogenetic disease and evaluate CRISPR/Cas9 technology in reversal of disease phenotypes
  • Provide molecular and cellular biology scientific oversight for ongoing programs ensuring robust processes are in place to support preclinical and clinical development initiatives
  • Manage and provide guidance to a team of two direct reports
  • Contribute to identification and implementation of programs targeting new indications... More Info

Location - Cambridge, MA


Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level.

We are seeking a talented and passionate individual who can thrive in a dynamic, fast-paced, team-oriented and collaborative environment to be part of our success.

 

The VP of Clinical Development is responsible for leading clinical development activities related to Editas’ pipeline of cell therapy products that have been genetically modified ex vivo using CRISPR for hematological and immunological indications. This cross-functional role involves providing strategic medical and clinical trial expertise input into development programs, preparing clinical trial and regulatory documents, building strong relationships with key opinion leaders, and communicating development plans and study results internally and externally. 

 

This position requires a strong clinical and scientific background, preferably in hematology, oncology, transplantation, and/or immunology.  Knowledge of gene therapy and orphan disease drug development is beneficial. The candidate should have relevant clinical practice experience and an understanding of genetic concepts and molecular biology laboratory techniques.  The candidate should be experienced designing and running clinical trials and interacting with regulatory authorities.  The candidate should be able to clearly communicate concepts and information in writing and via formal presentations to scientific and medical experts internal and external to the company. The VP of Clinical Development should think creatively, function independently,... More Info

Location - Cambridge, MA


Editas Medicine is a transformative genome editing company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level. 

Job Description

The successful candidate will lead the Bioanalytical group accountable for timely and effective bioanalytical support for all programs in preclinical and clinical development, balance long-term strategy with tactical and detailed technical decision-making.  This individual will develop and implement strategic program plans and is responsible for design, technical oversight, outsourcing, technology transfer, validation, and documentation for Regulatory submission purposes of bioanalytical methods including ELISA, Luminex, ADA, NAb, ELISPOT, Biodistribtuion etc. The individual will actively participate in program teams, as well as collaborate effectively across functions. The successful candidate shall demonstrate a proven track record in development experience with biologics, nucleic acid-based, or gene therapy products through IND/BLA and solid understanding of FDA/EMA guidelines.  This individual will be highly analytical, goal-oriented, and timeline sensitive while maintaining high quality standards and process.


Responsibilities

·         Develop and implement bioanalytical strategy in support of development of viral (AAV) and non-viral delivered CRISPR medicine

·         Design, execute, interpret and report bioanalytical studies to support drug candidate validation in late-stage research, preclinical and clinical development at all stages

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Location - Cambridge, MA


Editas Medicine is a transformative genomic medicine company with a mission to translate its genome editing technology into a novel class of human therapeutics that enable precise and corrective molecular modification to treat the underlying cause of a broad range of diseases at the genetic level.

We are seeking an experienced alliance management professional to serve as the key interface between Editas and its partners and to enable both parties to realize the full potential of each alliance.  The ideal candidate will have substantial experience managing multi-program corporate alliances, as well as alliances with academic institutions and technology-driven peers.  In addition, experience as the alliance manager at the smaller company in a significant corporate alliance is also desirable.  This role is highly cross-functional and will report to the Vice President of Business Development, with the Senior Director, Alliance Management being a key member of both the finance and business development teams. 

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Location - Cambridge, Ma

Editas is seeking a Vice President of Immunology to lead a group of biologists developing cell-based immunotherapies primarily for immunologic diseases using CRISPR/Cas9 technology.

This individual will report to Chief Scientific Officer, and lead a group of 12 biologists to develop cell-based therapies. The individual will be responsible for developing the discovery biology. The individual will then work collaboratively with internal multi-disciplinary team members and external partners to initiate programs consistent with the strategy, establish and deliver results on timelines, ensure that pharmacology and safety packages are fit for purpose, and present results both internally and externally, including publications.

The successful candidate shall have a strong technical background in T cell immunology for infectious diseases or autoimmune diseases, cell-based therapies, and drug discovery. The candidate will possess strong leadership skills, including the ability to develop talent and lead in a matrix organization. The candidate will also have excellent behaviors that exemplify Editas culture.

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