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Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate, Molecular and Cell Biology

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2018-327 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.

Position Summary

We are seeking a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join an exciting, fast growing, and well-financed company to develop novel gene editing therapies for serious diseases. The successful candidate will be integral in discovering and developing the next generation of genetic therapies for a wide range of indications. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail, and a desire to create new medicines for patients.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research requiring molecular biology techniques including cloning, qPCR, RNA and DNA purification, NGS library prep, Illumina library QC, DNA sequencing, and plate-based assays
  • Develop and optimize NGS assays that characterize and measure gene editing outcomes
  • Gather and analyze experimental data under the direction of the research scientist or group leader, present to key stakeholders
  • Communicate and coordinate with therapeutic groups on projects/experiments
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology or related discipline and 4+ years of relevant research experience
  • Deep understanding of Illumina library prep protocols and extensive and diverse experiences in preparing Illumina libraries
  • Extensive experience operating instruments used in the genomics space, including those used for capillary electrophoresis, robotic liquid handling, and sequencing
  • Experience in working with wet and dry lab scientists and understanding large data sets
  • Excellent organizational skills and oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of challenging oneself to enhance scientific skills and knowledge
  • Ability to think strategically, manage time and workflow, and work independently as well as part of a results-oriented research team

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience working in a NGS diagnostic laboratory and/or sequencing core lab
  • Prior research experience in biotech, particularly focusing on mammalian gene therapy or gene editing
  • Experience in developing off-the-shelf Illumina library preps protocols
  • Experience with Illumina Basespace and NGS analytical validation tools

Competencies

  • Organization/Attention to Detail – Maintains highly organized focus on research work, demonstrates highly organized thinking and documentation, and complete follow through. Pursues all activities with diligence and completeness.
  • Communication and Teamwork – Effectively expresses ideas in written, visual, and oral context. The ability to work cooperatively with others; the genuine desire to be a part of a team and contribute to organizational and team goals.
  • Passion – Creates an exciting environment where there is a true passion for the vision of CRISPR Therapeutics to bring novel medicines to patients suffering from serious diseases.
  • Results Orientation/Productive Work Habits – Drives issues to closure and gets the job done. Skilled at analyzing scope of work, as well as planning and executing a successful outcome. Understands and assigns / utilizes resources effectively and efficiently.

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2018-327 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.