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Sr. Research Associate, Hematology 

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2018-305 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 Sr. Research Associate to join an exciting, fast-growing and well-financed company to develop novel gene editing therapies for serious diseases.  Successful candidates will be integral in discovering and developing the next generation of therapies for hematological diseases.  Successful candidates will have strong cellular and molecular biology skills and extensive experience in hematology and/or immunology. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail, and a desire to create important new medicines for patients.

Responsibilities

  • Planning and execution of ex vivo and in vitro cellular assays, including assay development, flow cytometry/cell sorting, downstream molecular biology and biochemical analyses
  • Conduct time sensitive experiments and analyze data under the direction of a Research Scientist
  • Prepare research reports and present findings to internal and external groups

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology or related discipline and 5+ years of relevant research experience
  • Extensive experience with mammalian cell culture techniques, including primary human cells
  • Significant experience in cellular biology techniques and assay development
  • Experience in extraction and handling of nucleic acids and downstream applications including ddPCR and qRT-PCR
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of intellectually challenging oneself to enhance scientific abilities
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a results-oriented research team
  • Highly organized with significant attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with human hematopoietic cells and downstream in vitro and in vivo functional assays
  • Extensive experience with multi-color flow cytometry and cell sorting
  • Prior experience in gene therapy and/or gene editing technologies

Competencies

  • Communication and Teamwork – The ability to work co-operatively with others; the genuine desire to be a part of a team and contribute to team and corporate goals. The ability to effectively express ideas in written and oral context with honesty and transparency.
  • Undaunted – Being fearless against hurdles and challenges. Able to focus on a goal or assignment with a positive attitude and without being distracted or side-tracked.  Having the end-goal in mind at all times.
  • Results Oriented – Drives issues and tasks to closure and gets the job done.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit/Flexibility An adventurous spirit, exhibiting ingenuity. 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.

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2018-305 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.