Life @ Intellia

Changing Life Stories

Changing life stories with genome editing therapies

At Intellia, we are revolutionizing medicine by harnessing the power of genome editing to develop CRISPR/Cas9 one-time treatments. We bring new hope for people living with conditions, including cancer, genetic disorders, viral infections, inflammatory disorders and many more.

Our core values are at the heart of our company’s identity and culture.

Core Values

One

One is respect for individuals; our unique qualities and strengths; our own ways to understand, learn and improve. One is our single-minded determination to excel; to succeed together. One is you and us – trusting and counting on every single one of us.

Explore

Explore because we seek new ways to tackle disease. Explore with unbounded minds… free from assumptions, open to ideas. Explore by staying curious and pushing boundaries. Explore means thinking of new ways to overcome obstacles.

Disrupt

Disrupt by thinking courageously… and creating a better future. Disrupt by defying conformity; interrogating the status quo; questioning our momentum. Disrupt with challenging thoughts, and using skepticism and imagination to develop new ways, innovative solutions.

Deliver

Deliver by focusing on the objective and your determination to complete the task. Deliver by advancing relentlessly and by maintaining high standards… even when nobody is watching. Deliver by staying accountable and pulling your weight. Deliver because patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality. Get it done.

Why We’re Here

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together. Here are three ways we achieve more at Intellia:

Driven to cure.

There is something unique about curing someone. It’s hard, and it’s worth the work. That’s how we feel at Intellia. When you’re driven to cure, you understand how important your job is, and you see the world a little differently.

Motivated for change.

When you are around our people, you’ll feel the energy and our commitment to something big. That doesn’t start and stop with our work. We carry it over into making a difference in the world. We’re motivated to do big things for each other, our community, our planet and beyond.

Imagine the possibilities.

Do you know what’s really cool about Intellia? The things you learn and do after you start working with us. The possibilities of our platforms and our people are endless. Our collaborative climate will embrace you, and you’ll be blown away by our infinite potential.

Our greatest success is helping everyone at Intellia achieve more. This will help us fulfill our mission and drive our overall success.

Our Culture

Intellia values and promotes a culture that celebrates teamwork, exploration, innovation and dedication. We aim to bring therapies to patients, while having fun at the same time.

More than a quarter of our employees actively participate as an Intellia Cultural Ambassador, fostering a grassroots approach with support and guidance from our leadership team. We regularly get together to learn, help the greater Boston community, celebrate our diversity and get to know one another.

Intellia Summer Outing
Intellia Summer Outing
Intellia Summer Outing
Intellia Summer Outing
Volunteering for Science Club for Girls
Volunteering for Science Club for Girls
Volunteering at Fenway Victory Gardens
Volunteering at Fenway Victory Gardens
Pride Tie-Dye Event
Pride Tie-Dye Event
Intellia’s 8th Birthday
Intellia’s 8th Birthday
Halloween Contest
Halloween Contest
CRISPR 10-Year Anniversary
CRISPR 10-Year Anniversary
Celebrating Diwali
Celebrating Diwali
AML World Awareness Day
AML World Awareness Day
We’re dedicated to championing a culture that celebrates diversity and fosters collaboration inside the organization, and in our community.
We’re dedicated to championing a culture that celebrates diversity and fosters collaboration inside the organization, and in our community.

Our differences, backgrounds and journeys brought us together at Intellia, and we are always looking for ways to make an impact in our community. Intellia’s core values include working together as one with respect for individuals, our unique qualities, strengths and our own ways to understand, learn and improve. Through our partnerships, we are able to build key relationships in our community and help pave the way for those wanting to pursue a career in the biotechnology industry.

Learn more about the programs we sponsor:

Intellia works with UNCF to find ways to help advance successful educational outcomes, including donating to UNCF’s scholarship fund.

Intellia supports SACNAS’ National Diversity in STEM Conference, which brings together students and professionals to network, hear the latest research and participate in professional development sessions.

Intellia participates in one-on-one mentoring with STEM students to provide guidance, shadowing opportunities, and career advice.

Intellia supports OUTBio, the biotech industry’s largest LGBTQ professionals group, which hosts monthly events with a mix of networking and a variety of relevant topics. We are also excited to support the 1st annual OUTBio LGBTQ+ STEM Scholarship Program, intended to encourage LGBTQ+ young adults to seek a career in STEM disciplines.

Intellia supports Latinos In Bio, which creates opportunities for success by elevating visibility of the Latinx communities in the biotech, pharma and life sciences industry in an effort to make a meaningful impact.

Workplace diversity and professional opportunity are wonderful concepts. However, we all know that the key is education, exposure and training. That is why Intellia’s support of UNCF is so salient as we continue to address the educational and workplace disparities.”

Gregory N. Smith
UNCF Regional Director, Workplace Initiatives

Listen to our podcast

Tune into our podcast, Imagine the Possibilities, where we showcase Intellia talent across departments and take deep dives into all things culture and careers. We talk about career steps (and missteps), development, growth, and more. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can learn together.

Maritza Makowski

Hosted byMaritza MakowskiAssociate Director, Talent Acquisition

Dec 1, 2022
#18: Hello Season 3! Meet the Hosts
Today we are imagining the possibilities with our host Maritza Makowski, Associate Director Talent Attraction Programs. We are also excited to introduce a co-host for this season, Ellie Kalemkeridis, Talent Attraction Partner.

May 4, 2022
#17: Merging Projects & Passions
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Keerthi Shetty, Associate Director, Program Management.
Apr 20, 2022
#16: Finding Our Own Path
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Rebecca Lescarbeau, Associate Director, Pre-Clinical Development.
Apr 13, 2022
#15: Expect the Unexpected
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Michael Maitland, Senior Medical Director, Clinical Development.
Apr 6, 2022
#14: The Value of Customer Service Skills
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Eleni Peszko, Office Manager.
Mar 30, 2022
#13: Follow Your Passions
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Cindy Shaw, Director of Preclinical Pharmacology.
Mar 24, 2022
#12: Organizing Your Work Day
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Jason Tyler, Senior Director, HR.
Mar 17, 2022
#11: Mastering The Working World After College
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Samichya Sapkota, Senior Research Associate.
Mar 10, 2022
#10: Never Be Afraid to Reinvent Yourself
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Rachel Emsley, Senior Counsel.
Nov 10, 2021
#9: A Seat at the Table
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Marika St. Amand, Chief Human Resources Officer.
Nov 3, 2021
#8: The Power of Networking
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Francesca Vitelli, Vice President Viral Vector and Cell Therapy Process Development.
Oct 27, 2021
#7: What's in a Name?
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Josh Meidenbauer, Director, New Product Planning.
Oct 20, 2021
#6: Negotiating with Empathy
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Nishla Keiser, Senior Vice President, Deputy General Counsel.
Oct 13, 2021
#5: The Art of Risk-Taking
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Shaun Vigeant, Senior Director of Talent Acquisition.
Oct 6, 2021
#4: From Dorm to Desk, Life as Summer Interns
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Keyshawn King and Ellie Kalemkeridis, two HR summer interns.
Sep 15, 2021
#3: A Commitment to Innovation
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Jeffrey Cehelsky, VP of Development Operations.
Sep 10, 2021
#2: Yes, And... to Learning & Development
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Jennifer Rekemeyer, Director of Learning and Development.
Sep 1, 2021
#1: The Women Who Inspire Us
Today we are imagining the possibilities with Laura Sepp-Lorenzino, Chief Scientific Officer.

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