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Research Associate / Sr. Research Associate, Cell Biology 

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2017-105 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 highly-motivated, innovative, and collaborative Research Associate/Sr. Research Associate to join an exciting, fast growing and well-financed new company to develop novel gene editing therapies for serious diseases. The successful candidates will be integral in discovering and developing the next generation of genetic therapies for a wide range of indications. Demonstrated expertise in molecular biology, assay development, and mammalian cell culture is required. Experience with CRISPR/Cas9, NextGen Sequencing, and primary hepatocyte culture is highly desirable, but not required. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail and a desire to create new medicines for patients.

Responsibilities 

  • Perform research requiring cell biology techniques including mammalian and primary cell culture, transfection, cell-based assays and analysis
  • Perform research requiring molecular biology and protein chemistry techniques including cloning, qPCR, mRNA and DNA analysis, DNA sequencing, ELISA and other plate-based assays, protein chemistry and analysis
  • Gather and analyze experimental data under the direction of the research scientist or group leader, present to key stakeholders, as required
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities, as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology or related discipline and 5+ years of relevant research experience
  • Proficient in the relevant areas of cell and molecular biology
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a results oriented research team
  • Highly organized with significant attention to detail
  • Keen on learning and applying new skill sets and techniques

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cell culture experience with liver derived cell cultures and/or induced hepatocyte-like cells
  • Experience with ELISA and FACS
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience with NextGen Sequencing
  • Prior experience working at the bench in close collaboration with a Research Scientist or Postdoc

Competencies

  • Organization / Attention to Detail - Maintains highly organized focus on research work, demonstrates highly organized thinking and documentation as well as 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 # 2017-105 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.