Senior Research Associate, Stem Cell Engineering Group

Position Summary

As part of the Stem Cell Engineering Group, we are seeking a Senior Research Associate to join an exciting, fast-growing and well-financed company to develop novel gene editing and cellular therapies for serious diseases. Successful candidates will be integral in developing stem cell-derived therapies for regenerative medicine. Successful candidates will have strong cellular and molecular biology skills with extensive experience in gene editing using CRISPR/Cas9 in human induced pluripotent stem cells. The position requires enthusiasm, passion, attention to detail, and a desire to create important new therapies for patients.

Responsibilities

  • Conduct time sensitive experiments and analyze data under the direction of a Research Scientist.
  • Culture of human iPSC including maintenance, expansion, transfection and differentiation to various lineages.
  • Demonstrated experience with aseptic cell culture methods, including cryopreserving, thawing, and expanding cell lines. Experience with cell culture and cell-based assays (ELISA, FACS, IHC).
  • Point person for conducting key analytical testing of differentiated and edited cells.
  • Perform research requiring molecular biology techniques including DNA/RNA analysis, qPCR/ddPCR, and other plate-based assays.
  • Prepare detailed research reports and present findings to internal groups.

Minimum Qualifications

  • BS or MS in biology or related discipline and 5+ years of relevant research experience
  • Prior experience with mammalian cell culture techniques and gene-editing platforms
  • Prior experience with PCR, FACS, IHC, ELISA
  • 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

  • BS or MS in stem cell biology or related discipline and 8+ years of relevant research experience
  • Experience in maintenance and differentiation of human pluripotent stem cells
  • Expertise in gene editing
  • Prior experience with in vitro assay development
  • Familiarity with immunology and prior experience working with humanized in vivo models

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 # 2018-393 in the subject line when emailing resume to: careers@crisprtx.com.

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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