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Research Associate, Cell Biology

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2017- 245 in the subject line when emailing resume to:

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.

Position Summary

We are seeking Research Associates to join our gRNA and Cas9 Engineering Platform group to help develop novel gene editing therapies for serious diseases. The successful candidates will be responsible for enabling gRNA and Cas9 research towards development and evaluation of new methods and technologies. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail and a desire to create new medicines for patients.


  • Perform research involving various cell biology techniques including electroporation
  • Prepare, quantify and use gRNA for gene-editing experiments
  • Gather, analyze and present experimental data under the direction of the research scientist
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities, as required

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS in biology or related discipline, with 2 years of relevant research experience
  • Experience with maintenance and manipulation of basic human cells
  • RNA biology and synthesis, DNA & RNA isolation, PCR
  • 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 5+ years of relevant research experience
  • Prior experience working at the bench in close collaboration with a research scientist or a postdoc
  • CRISPR-based genome editing
  • Protein expression, purification, and biophysical characterization
  • Experience with assay development, automation and NGS


  • 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 # 2017-245 in the subject line when emailing resume to:

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.