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Screening/NGS Platform Development:
Senior Research Associate Genomic Innovation and Screening

Why Join Intellia? 

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. 

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. 

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.   

How You will Achieve More with Intellia:

As a Senior Research Associate in the Genomic Innovation and Screening team, you will be primarily responsible for planning and executing cell-based screening assays to characterize and quantify gene editing events under the guidance of a scientist. If you are a strong, independent problem-solver, detail-oriented with a strong technical background in mammalian cell cultures, and enjoy working in cross-functional teams, this is the role for you. You will work on various key projects including:

  • Supporting high throughput, SOP-driven cell-based screening assays for lead identifications using both manual and liquid handlers

  • Execute cell and molecular biology experiments using a variety of approaches including transient transfection, electroporation, DNA extraction, RT-PCR, qPCR, flow cytometry, Western blot, ELISA

  • Troubleshoot and optimize screening assays in collaboration with colleagues to meet deadlines

  • Manage workflow queues and requests based on company priorities

  • Accurately document project experiments in Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)

  • Author and review SOPs and other technical reports as requested

About You:

  • MS in Molecular Biology, Biotechnology, or related field with 0-2 or more years of experience in an academic or industrial setting; BS with 2+ years of experience in related field

  • Experience with one or more of the following: mammalian cell culture, transfection, electroporation, viral transduction, DNA extraction, RT-PCR, qPCR, Western blot

  • Experience with automation and/or flow cytometry, are a plus

  • Knowledge of CRISPR technology is a plus

Meet your future team:

The Genomic Innovation and Screening team is a group of motivated, dedicated, and highly collaborative scientists who are driven to change patients’ lives. You will report directly to the Scientist of the Screening team. As we build our team, we are excited to work with people who share our commitment and energy to making a difference.

The team is currently working mostly onsite to execute screening workflows in a wet-lab environment. Therefore, we require a candidate to be currently local to Cambridge MA, or open to relocating. While much of the day-to-day operations require wet-lab work, our team is focused on building not just technical expertise but fostering an environment for growth of young scientists interested in a career in therapeutic biotechnology. If you join our team, you can expect to join a fast, exciting, and collaborative environment. We look forward to fostering your skills, learning from your experiences, and building a larger team that will make a difference in patients’ lives.

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: All Intellia employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. This requirement includes a booster dose once eligible. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.