Principal Scientist, mRNA Gene Editing

  • location: Woburn, MA
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $120,000 - $125,000 per year
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Principal Scientist, mRNA Gene Editing

job summary:
**IMMEDIATE NEED for a highly motivated and adaptable individual to join our rapidly growing team and participate in the early R&D of innovative therapies for patients with serious diseases as a Scientist or Principal Research Associate.**

 
location: Woburn, Massachusetts
job type: Permanent
salary: $120,000 - 125,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Doctorate
 
responsibilities:
  • Perform research requiring cell biology techniques including mammalian cell culture, transfection, cell-based assays and analysis
  • Perform research requiring molecular biology and biochemical techniques including cloning, sequencing, qPCR/bDNA, mRNA/DNA analysis, plate-based assays and protein biochemistry
  • Processing and analysis (RNA, DNA, protein) of in vivo samples (e.g. serum, liver, muscle tissue) from rodents or other relevant species
  • Apply immunological and immuno-histochemical protocols to monitor phenotypic changes of primary cells or animal tissues
  • Streamline the laboratory work-flow to increase throughput and shorten turnaround times using liquid handling or programmable robotic platforms
  • Collect, analyze and document experimental data
  • Present the final results to team members and line manager
 
qualifications:
  • MS in biology or related discipline and 7+ years of relevant research experience
  • Ph.D. in biology or related discipline and 3+ years of relevant research experience
  • Proficiency in the relevant areas of cell, molecular biology or biochemistry
  • Ability to move projects forward and produce data on time
  • Capacity to identify and solve problems
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Motivation to work independently as part of a very collaborative, international team
Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior research experience in biotech or pharmaceutical industry, in particular the therapeutic application of siRNA, miRNA, mRNA, or CRISPR/CAS technologies
  • Experience with animal studies and RNA delivery concepts
  • Patents or publications, if possible
 
skills: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Biology, Microbiology, Pharmacogenetics
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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