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Research Associate, Neuro-Muscular Group-Molecular and Cell Biology 

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2018-307 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 to join the Neuro-Muscular group at CRISPR Therapeutics, an exciting, fast growing and well-financed company. The successful candidate will be an integral part of a team whose aim is to discover the next generation of genetic therapies for serious neurodegenerative diseases. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail and a desire to create new medicines for patients.

Responsibilities

  • Perform research with the aims of developing next-generation gene editing strategies using CRISPR-based gene editing tools for neurodegenerative disorders
  • Perform research requiring molecular biology techniques including cloning, qPCR, NGS, RNA and DNA analysis, ddPCR and other plate-based assays
  • Perform research requiring cell biology techniques including primary cell culture, transfection, FACS, and cell-based assays
  • Analysis and presentation of experimental data

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in biology or related discipline, with 2+ years of relevant research experience
  • Extensive experience with molecular biology techniques: DNA & RNA isolation and PCR (qRT-PCR etc.) and some basic biochemical expertise
  • Proficient in cell culture (cell lines and primary cells), including transfection and preparation of samples for assays
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of intellectually challenging oneself to enhance scientific capabilities
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a results oriented research team; highly organized with significant attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology or related discipline and 4+ years of relevant research experience
  • Prior experience with modulating gene expression using siRNA, shRNA, or gene-editing platforms
  • Prior experience with basic biochemical techniques like protein extraction and western blotting
  • Prior experience with gene editing / CRISPR/Cas9

Competencies

  • Entrepreneurial Spirit/Flexibility An adventurous spirit, exhibiting A readiness in undertaking a task or project with considerable initiative and risk. The ability to adapt to working effectively within a variety of situations; adapts enthusiastically to organizational change and to changes in job demands.
  • 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 # 2018-307 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.