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.

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 Clinical Scientist is responsible for providing clinical support for development activities related to Editas’ pipeline. This cross-functional role includes reviewing and summarizing relevant literature for disease indications; assembling, evaluating, and presenting clinical data; assisting with the writing of clinical documents (regulatory briefings, clinical trial materials, manuscripts, abstracts, posters, etc.); and managing clinical program documents and publication planning.

 

The Clinical Scientist will also be responsible for identifying, developing and maintaining strategic relationships with key disease experts, investigators, and patient advocacy groups.

 

This position requires a strong clinical and genetics background, preferably with a focus in rare diseases. The candidate should be able to clearly communicate concepts and information both in writing and via formal presentations to scientific and medical experts both internal and external to the company. The Clinical Scientist should think creatively, function independently, develop good strategic insights, and have a working knowledge of the activities and procedures involved in clinical drug development.

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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 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 Editas Manufacturing team provides a unique opportunity to contribute to the clinical translation of CRISPR technology by leading CMC (Chemistry, Manufacturing, and Controls) efforts that support the development and operationalization of Editas’ Cell Therapy programs.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for outsourced manufacturing and supply chain for Editas’ Cell Therapy programs
  • Help define CMC strategic operational direction and ensure optimal communication and coordination across internal line functions and with external partners
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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.

 

We are seeking a talented and highly-motivated individual to join the Editas Manufacturing team to design and perform experiments that generate data to guide development of methods and standard operating procedures (SOPs) for the preparation of RNA ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes comprised of a specific CRISPR nuclease protein and corresponding guide RNA.  The RNP complexes will be manufactured following applicable GMP principles and will be characterized for safety, purity, and activity to enable their use in translational clinical studies.

 

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Editas Medicine is seeking a highly motivated and experienced corporate attorney   to join its growing legal team. The attorney will partner across functions todevelop, negotiate, and execute a high volume of contracts; manage, update andrevise template agreements for the organization; help implement and oversee contract management tools and contract policies and procedures; and other legal support as may be needed within the organization. The attorney will report to the Company’s Corporate Counsel.

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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.

In this role, you will join the Sample Management team dedicated to the development of centralized repositories and services to manage and ensure the quality of Editas’ core research reagents. You will leverage your experience in molecular biology and analytical development to help industrialize QA/QC protocols and build our analytics platform for genome editing components (guide RNAs, proteins, ribonucleoprotein complexes, AAV). As part of the critical role that Sample Management plays in ensuring the quality of reagents, and by extension downstream data quality, you will work with other scientists to register, track, prepare reports for, and analyze experimental data associated with these reagents. This role will start as a 6-month contract position with a possible extension.

Editas is a fast-paced, dynamic team environment. The position requires independence, flexibility, attention to detail, and strong analytical and organizational skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and the ability to work effectively in a multidisciplinary team, will also be vital.

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Location - Cambridge, Massachusetts

Editas is seeking a highly motivated individual with strong enterprise pharmaceutical application experience. This role will provide strategic and operational leadership for applications such as ERP, procurement, quality systems, document management and HCM. The position will have responsibility for business requirements analysis, package selection, implementation and vendor management. This position will also play a significant role in conducting technical assessments of new technology products and validating their place in the Enterprise.

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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 experience 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 Chief Financial Officer,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 Medicine is seeking a highly motivated and experienced patent attorney to join its growing legal team. The patent attorney will advise Editas on a wide range of intellectual property matters, including patent preparation and prosecution, world-wide patent portfolio management, transactional, due diligence, and freedom-to-operate analyses. The successful candidate will possess strong leadership, analytical, and communication skills, including the ability to work closely with management across multiple R&D teams, as well as the business development team. This position will report to the Vice President of Legal.

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Location - Cambridge, Ma

Editas is seeking a computational biologist to join the team.  In this role, you will develop, implement,and run algorithms for our research and clinical genome editing platform based on CRISPR/CAS9 and CPF1.  You will work closely with biologists and our informatics group to build robust pipelines and conduct analyses that span a broad range of Next Gen Sequencing (NGS)methodologies as well as other data intensive methods. The position requires strong fundamentals in engineering, genetics / genomics, and biology. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are crucial.

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Location - Cambridge, Ma

Editas is searching for a highly-motivated, resourceful, technical thinker to join our growing Finance team.  This role will be responsible for leading the Company’s financial planning and analysis duties, internal financial reporting and also for providing SEC reporting advice.

Reporting to the Vice President, Finance,the Director of FP&A will be a key business partner to Editas’ R&D organization and, in coordination with other members of the Finance team, help to support executive management of Editas as a whole.

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Location - Cambridge, Ma

We are seeking a highly motivated and innovative research associate with molecular biology, cell culture, and assay development expertise to support the preclinical development of gene editing-based therapies. The successful candidate will contribute as part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary research team dedicated to the development of a novel class of therapeutics. The successful candidate is expected to have proven practical experience in molecular biology assays, mammalian cell culture, and in vivo pharmacology studies. The candidate should be a scientifically motivated self-starter, 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 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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Reporting to the Chief Financial Officer, the successful candidate will lead all facets of business development at Editas Medicine, including partnerships and alliances, technology in-licensing and out-licensing and activities that support the diverse business needs of the organization.

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