Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Molecular Biology and NGS

Position Summary

We are seeking a Research Associate/Senior Research Associate to join an exciting, fast growing and well-financed company to develop novel gene editing therapies for serious diseases. The successful candidate will be integral in discovering and developing the next generation of genetic therapies for a wide range of indications. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail and a desire to create new medicines for patients.


  • Perform research requiring molecular biology techniques including qPCR, ddPCR, RNA and DNA purification, NGS library prep, Illumina library QC, and NGS sequencing.
  • Develop and optimize NGS assays that characterize and measure gene editing outcomes
  • Gather and analyze experimental data under the direction of the research scientist or group leader, present to key stakeholders
  • Communicate and coordinate with therapeutic groups on projects/experiments
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilities

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology or related discipline and 2+ years of relevant research experience
  • Deep understanding of Illumina library prep protocols and extensive and diverse experiences in preparing Illumina libraries
  • Extensive experience operating instruments used in the genomics space, including those used for capillary electrophoresis, robotic liquid handling, and sequencing
  • Experience in working with wet and dry lab scientists and understanding large data sets
  • Excellent organizational skills and oral and written communication skills
  • Track record of challenging oneself to enhance scientific skills and knowledge
  • Ability to think, strategically manage time and workflow, and work independently as well as in a results-oriented research team

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years of experience working in a NGS diagnostic laboratory and/or sequencing core lab
  • Prior research experience in biotech, in particular, focusing on mammalian gene therapy or gene editing
  • Experience in developing off-the-shelf Illumina library preps protocols
  • Experience with Illumina Basespace and NGS analytical validation tools
  • Experience with long-read NGS technologies


  • 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 # 2018-395 in the subject line when emailing resume to:

CRISPR Therapeutics, Inc. is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law.

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