Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Synthetic Biology
About the role
- You’ll work with a scientist to accelerate existing experimental pipelines with techniques ranging from cloning, transfection and cell line characterization, ddPCR, to generating and characterizing RNA.
- This role involves a lot of cross-team collaboration. You’ll work with Asimov’s Synthetic Biology, DNA and Strain Construction, and Cell Line Development teams.
- You’ll work with a scientist, to characterize, and onboard new genetic parts for applications including mRNA, gene induction and control, gene editing, and viral packaging.
- You’ll perform mammalian cell line development including stable cell line generation , single cell cloning, clone characterization, and cell banking using state-of-the-art equipment.
- We have a hybrid team structure with our Synthetic Biology team working from our lab and office in Boston’s Fenway neighborhood.
- You value teamwork and are motivated to contribute to the team’s goals. Working as part of a highly integrated research team is exciting to you.
- You’re a creative problem solver and get excited about the opportunity to drive the creation of industry-disruptive technology.
- You have experience designing plasmids and culturing cells including mammalian cells, E. coli, or yeast.
- Being detail-oriented isn’t just a sound bite for you, it’s part of your DNA. Keeping track of a bunch of moving parts is easy for you because you’re highly organized. It’s not your first time following a standardized workflow or pipeline.
- You have a bachelor’s or master’s degree in Biological Engineering, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Chemical Engineering or a related field, or equivalent laboratory experience.
- Don’t let this stop you from applying, but it’s a plus if you are familiar with mammalian synthetic biology, mRNA, flow cytometry, lentivirus or AAV, CHO-based biologics production, automation, or computation analysis and programming.