Principal Research Associate – Cambridge, MA

Job Description


Principal Research Associate (Editas Medicine, Inc.; Cambridge, Massachusetts): The Principal Research Associate will apply expertise in molecular biology and cell culture to support a scientist in the development of a novel class of therapeutics using CRISPR-Cas9-based gene editing techniques across multiple disease areas; develop assays to both measure rates of editing and evaluate effects of these edits; develop systems for delivery of gene editing components in cell culture; regularly apply practical experience in molecular biology and mammalian cell culture; independently conceive, conduct, and critically analyze own innovative research with minimal supervision; and collaborate extensively in a fast-paced and team-oriented environment with dynamic, multi-disciplinary discovery teams.

Minimum requirements: Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Biotechnology plus 2 years of experience in the job offered or 2 years of post-degree molecular biology research experience. Alternatively, will accept a Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Biotechnology plus 5 years of post-degree molecular biology research experience in lieu of a Master’s degree in Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, or Biotechnology plus 2 years of post-degree molecular biology research experience.

Special Skills: Must have the ability to design and build vectors; 1 year of experience with the following molecular cloning techniques: standard restriction digest and ligation, Gibson, Quikchange, and Golden Gate Assembly; documented experience designing mammalian expression vectors; documented experience with the following cell culture systems: MEL, HEK293, K562 cells; documented experience cloning difficult plasmids such as lentiviral and AAV vectors or large vectors; documented experience executing quantitative PCR assays; 2 years of academic or industrial experience independently executing protocols as well as experience independently troubleshooting assays, including consulting the available literature for potential precedent; the ability to describe experiments, articulate goals, and present results to team members within the field and those working in other disciplines; and the ability to effectively coordinate multiple projects with different teams. (Unless otherwise indicated, employer is seeking in the ability in the skills listed above with no specific amount of years of experience required. All experience can be gained concurrently).

Apply by resume only to Cara Fuccillo, Human Resources Specialist, Editas Medicine, Inc., 11 Hurley Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02141. Reference: AD33617. An EOE.


We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the US.

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