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Research Scientist, Muscle

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2016-150 in the subject line when emailing resume to:

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.

Position Summary

We are seeking a talented research scientist 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 musculoskeletal disorders. The ideal candidate will have significant research experience in muscle biology or related fields and have mastered a variety of molecular and cellular biology techniques. This position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail, and a willingness to solve difficult problems in order to bring novel therapies to the patients.


  • Independently design and perform research in gene editing of mammalian cells
  • Develop and optimize in vitro assays as required
  • Collaborate with fellow scientists to execute research plans in a timely fashion
  • Analyze and present experimental findings
  • Evaluate scientific literatures, contribute to the overall research strategy of the group

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in muscle biology, molecular and cell biology, virology, or gene therapy
  • Proficiency in a variety of molecular and cellular techniques, the successful candidate must have significant experience working with mammalian cells
  • A strong track record of intellectually challenging oneself to enhance scientific capabilities
  • Scientifically rigorous, highly organized, and with significant attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate with peers and effectively work in a results oriented research team environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • PhD with 3+ years of post-graduate experience
  • Significant experience with muscle biology research and performing muscle related molecular and cellular assays
  • Prior experience with various molecular cloning techniques is highly desired
  • Prior experience with mouse models is desired
  • Prior experience in gene editing of mammalian cells and working with viral vectors would be ideal but not required


  • Scientific Rigor/Attention to detail – Maintains high scientific rigor and attention to detail in designing and testing hypotheses and analyzing data. Challenges assumptions, demonstrates highly organized thinking and documentation.
  • Creativity/Innovation - Creates a boundary-less environment that fosters curiosity and taking risks, is able to test, confirm or refute scientific hypothesis effectively and efficiently. Open to new approaches, alternative points of view and methodologies. Able to be opportunistic.
  • Communication and Teamwork – Effectively expresses ideas in written, visual, and oral context. Able to work co-operatively 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 # 2016-150 in the subject line when emailing resume to:

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.