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Scientist, IPS/ES Differentiation

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2018-344 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 talented research scientist to join an exciting, fast-growing, and well-financed new company to develop novel methods to differentiate ES/IPS cells to multiple lineages for various therapies. The ideal candidate will have significant research experience in ES/IPS differentiation, gene editing, and process development in suspension style bioreactors. The candidate must be skilled in cell biology, molecular biology, and analytical techniques to characterize differentiated cell populations. This position requires ability to dissect challenging problems and to interact effectively with team members, as well as enthusiasm to solve difficult problems.

Responsibilities

  • Originate, design, and manage completion of experiments in a timely and competent manner with minimal direction
  • Complete and summarize documentation, analyses, and interpretation of experimental results; apply results to the design of follow-up experiments and development of new methodology or avenues of research; prioritize assigned work effort
  • Demonstrate decision-making, initiative, innovation, and leadership in research area; show strategic thinking and planning along with an ability to prioritize short and long-term goals and objectives
  • Demonstrate scientific proficiency at advanced level, specifically a familiarity with relevant scientific literature and advances in the IPS/ES field; conduct literature searches; communicate understanding in appropriate internal & external forums; participate in external scientific community through publications and seminars/conferences
  • Investigate and apply a wide variety of scientific principles and concepts to potential inventions and products; initiate invention memos and coordinate filing of relevant intellectual property
  • Interact with employees inside and outside of the immediate working group in a collegial, professional manner, sharing information and expertise; foster communication and collaborative teamwork; supervise or mentor junior personnel

Minimum Qualifications

  • PhD in molecular and cell biology, Biomedical engineering or bioengineering with a focus on IPS/ES differentiation and scale-up
  • Proficiency in a variety of molecular and cellular techniques; the successful candidate must have significant experience working with human IPS/ES cells
  • A strong track record of intellectually challenging oneself to enhance scientific capabilities
  • Scientifically rigorous, highly organized, and possessing 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 4+ years of post-graduate experience
  • Significant experience in IPS/ES related research and performing relevant molecular and cellular assays
  • Prior experience with scale-up of IPS/ES derived cells is preferred
  • Prior experience with in vivo evaluation of IPS/ES derived cells is preferred
  • Prior experience in gene editing of mammalian cells is preferred

Competencies

  • Collaborative Openness, One Team
  • Undaunted – Fearless, Can-do attitude
  • Results Orientation – Delivering progress toward our mission. Sense of urgency in solving problems.
  • Entrepreneurial Spirit – Proactive. Ownership mindset.

If interested and qualified, please include Requisition # 2018-344 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

For more information on CRISPR Therapeutics, please click here.