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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Successful candidate will be responsible for helping to develop and assess tools to be used for the treatment of rare genetic diseases in an entrepreneurial, fast-paced team environment.  In this role, you will be using your experience in next generation sequencing technologies (library prep, quality control, sequencing hardware) and targeted nucleic acid detection technologies (qPCR, droplet based PCR) to help develop techniques and processes for the successful translation of this technology into the clinic.  The candidate will work closely with the development team to optimize and scale up new methodology and the automation team to transition protocols into Production.  Experience with clinical materials, genomic DNA prep and developing new assays would be a plus. The position requires flexibility, creativity, and the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a capacity for creativity and innovation to achieve company goals.

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The Principal Research Associate in the Sequencing Team will focus on managing Production Sequencing.  The candidate will work with the Sequencing Team Leader to forecast incoming sample submission and create weekly production schedules.  The individual will be responsible for tracking all incoming samples, QC of samples and reagents, assist with sample processing through sequencing, monitoring sequencing metrics and will be responsible for handoff of analyzed data.  Electronic lab notebook (ELN) and our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) will be used to document all lab processes.

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We are currently building an informatics platform that spans a wide range of our needs ranging from LIMS development, lab automation, and data pipeline management.  To support our platform Editas is seeking to hire a bioinformatics programmer with proven expertise in designing and implementing a LIMS to handle a variety of lab functions and experiments (NGS, etc.) They should also have knowledge and experience managing scientific data and processes and interacting with scientists and researchers.  Experience with modern development practices, web and web services development and cloud computing is highly desirable as well.



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    We are seeking an experienced program management professional to serve as Program Leader for one or more of Editas’ development programs. The ideal candidate will have a strong scientific background and experience developing drugs in the Gene Therapy, SiRNA Rare Disease, Immunology or Ocular space and leverage that experience to play a key role on Editas’ cross-functional teams, helping to translate scientific ideas into new medicines for patients. This role is highly cross-functional and will report to the Vice President, Program Management.

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    The successful candidate will work as part of the Editas platform team to aid in developing novel CRISPR/Cas9 technologies as therapeutics for the treatment of genetic diseases. The candidate will help to develop techniques and processes for the successful translation of this technology into the clinic. The ideal candidate is a motivated self-starter capable of a high degree of independence and conducting research experiments with minimal supervision. The position requires flexibility, creativity, the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team, excellent written and verbal communication skills, and a capacity for creativity and innovation.

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    The PAD team will be responsible for the design and performance of buffer formulation studies for proteins, nucleic acids and for the RNP and LNP complexes and will design and perform formal stability studies for proteins, guide RNAs and for protein/guide RNA RNP/LNP complexes conforming to ICH guidelines. The PAD team will also be responsible for writing the analytical assay sections of the CMC portion of briefing books, INDs and other regulatory filing documents.


     

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    Editas is seeking a Clinical Operations leader to initiate and lead clinical operations for all clinical programs as well as identify, partner with and oversee external contractors and CROs. This role will report to the Chief Medical Officer and will participate in development of the strategy and implementation of clinical development programs at Editas.

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    The successful candidate will work as a research associate to aid in the development of novel herpes virus therapeutics based on CRISPR/Cas9 technology and will have expertise in molecular virology. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team developing techniques and processes for the successful translation of this technology into clinical development. The ideal candidate is a scientifically motivated self-starter, capable of a high degree of independence and conducting research experiments with minimal supervision. Strong presentation skills, oral and verbal communication and the ability to work in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment are essential.

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    The successful candidate will be part of the Immunosafety and Bioanalytical Development group in Preclinical Science at Editas Medicine, focusing on development and execution of immunoassays and cell-based methods for the characterization of CRISPR/Cas9-based therapeutics, to support drug candidate validation in late-stage research and translational/clinical development at all stages.

    The successful candidate shall demonstrate extensive working experience with a series of immunological assays that include ELISA, multi-color flow cytometry, immune cell isolation and culture, and cell-based assays to evaluate immune responses. Strong data organization and analysis skills are also required.

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    Editas is seeking a Vice President of Ocular Diseases to lead a group of biologists developing CRISPR/Cas9-based therapies primarily for ocular diseases.

    This individual will report to Chief Scientific Officer and lead a group of 12 biologists to develop ocular therapies. The individual help develop the discovery biology strategy. The individual will then work collaboratively with internal multi-disciplinary team members and external partners to initiate programs consistent with the strategy, drive 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 strong subject matter expertise in opthamology 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 consistent with the Editas culture.

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    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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    In this role you will work with a team within the research group to develop gene editing approaches to treat inherited ophthalmic disorders. You will work on understanding the underlying genetics and molecular mechanisms of the disease, engineering gene editing strategies and developing biologically-relevant cell-based and in vivo assays to model the therapeutic approach. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in molecular biology, genetics and mammalian cell culture. The position requires flexibility and the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.

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    In this role you will work with a team within the research group to develop gene editing approaches to treat inherited ophthalmic disorders. You will work on understanding the underlying genetics and molecular mechanisms of the disease, engineering gene editing strategies and developing biologically-relevant cell-based and in vivo assays to model the therapeutic approach. The successful candidate will have demonstrated expertise in molecular biology, genetics and mammalian cell culture. The position requires flexibility and the ability to work effectively in a multi-disciplinary team.

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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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