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Cell Therapy:
Senior Research Associate, Lentivirus Production

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:

Your Career and where you want to go is important to us. As a Senior Research Associate in our Lentivirus Production group, you will assist with the production of research-grade lentivirus used to support numerous projects.  Your efforts will contribute to the discovery and validation of new cell therapy products for the treatment of patients with cancer.  Key responsibilities for this role include:

  • Assisting with weekly lentivirus production runs and eventually running them independently

  • Maintaining a bank of plasmid vectors for use in lentivirus production

  • Culturing mammalian cells for virus production and titration through flow cytometry and ddPCR

  • Aliquot virus preparations and maintain banks of frozen virus stocks

  • Troubleshoot issues with the production workflow when they arise

  • Communicate production updates with internal teams

About You:

Our ideal candidate will have a Bachelor of Science degree in Virology, Cell Biology, or a related discipline, and is eager to learn cell culture and virus production.  If you are passionate and communicative, with exceptional time management skills, we encourage you to apply.  Other important skills include:

  • General understanding of cell biology and an eagerness to learn

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

  • Ability to work independently following appropriate training within a fast-paced team

  • Experience with cell biology techniques and assays, including viral packaging, viral transduction, fluorescent microscopy and flow cytometry is a plus

  • Hands-on experience with basic molecular biology techniques, including plasmid cloning, PCR, and genomic DNA isolation is a plus

  • A team-oriented attitude to synergize with amazing colleagues

Meet your future team:

The Lentivirus Production group is part of a larger Target Discovery team that is a collaborative, energetic, and passionate group of individuals using genome editing to make the next generation of cell therapy products for immune-oncology indications.  The hiring manager oversees Intellia’s target discovery activities in the cell therapy space.  Given the breadth of work on this team, the candidate will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of areas across all cell therapy platforms and programs.

The team is currently working mostly onsite to achieve company goals in the lab and vivarium. Therefore, we require a candidate to be currently local to Cambridge, MA.  While some of the day-to-day operations may be home-office-based, maintaining a strong relationship with your teammates is critical for conveying your scientific expertise while fostering an environment for the growth of young scientists interested in a career in gene edit and cell therapy.  If you join our team, you can expect to help build a hardworking and collaborative environment.  We look forward to developing your skills, learning from your experiences, and building a larger team that will make a difference in the lives of patients'.

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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.
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