Research Associate I/II, Cell Biology – 1127 – Cambridge, MA

Job Description

Location – Cambridge, MA

What if you could repair broken genes? That is the question we ask ourselves at Editas Medicine. We’re focused on translating the power and potential of the CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (also known as Cas12a) genome editing systems into a robust pipeline of medicines for people living with serious diseases around the world. Our goal is to discover, develop, manufacture, and commercialize transformative, durable, precision genomic medicines for many diseases.

We’re looking for talented, dedicated, passionate people to join our team and help us pioneer this field and do big, bold things that have never been achieved before.

Are you full of hope, possibilities, and a belief that, working together, we can truly revolutionize the development of medicines to help patients around the world? If the answer is yes, then Editas Medicine is the place for you.

Editas Medicine is seeking a highly motivated Research Associate I/II to join our ophthalmology discovery group. In this role you will contribute to the development of cell-based assays and ex vivo methods to evaluate gene editing. An ideal candidate should have a background in cell culture, ex vivo tissue dissection methods, and a strong interest in genome editing. The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic, multidisciplinary discovery team dedicated to the development of gene editing-based therapies for genetically treatable ocular diseases.

Key Responsibilities:
•Perform ex vivo tissue dissection and cell isolation
•Development and optimization of cell-based assays
•Perform routine DNA/RNA extraction and PCR, western blot, and ELISA
•Analyze and present data within the organization
•Share responsibility in maintaining lab equipment and reagent inventory
•Maintain an electronic lab notebook and contribute to supporting documentation

Requirements:
•BS and 1-3 years or MS and 1 year in cell biology or related field with 2-4+ years of laboratory experience.
•Must have experience with mammalian cell culture
•Expertise in tissue dissection, with a strong preference for candidates with experience performing microdissection
•Experience developing and validating immunoassays (immunofluorescence and ELISA) and familiarity with microscopy, including high content imaging
•Proficient in molecular biology techniques, such as western blot and PCR
•Results-driven with excellent attention to details and ability to independently execute protocols
•Excellent written and oral communication skills
•Ability to work in a team-oriented, multidisciplinary environment

We are an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and benefits package. All applicants should be legally entitled to work for any employer in the US.

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