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Scientist/Senior Scientist, Experimental Virology

Company: Nomis Solutions
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: April 10, 2021

Job Description:

Beam is seeking a talented Scientist/Senior Scientist with extensive experience in virus biology and genetics as well as experience engineering viral vectors. The applicant will join the Experimental Virology group and he/she will take an active role in both the planning and execution of research activities related to the discovery and development of novel solutions for in vivo gene delivery. This work will be performed as part of a larger multidisciplinary team effort and strong communication and collaboration skills are required. We are looking for enthusiastic and intellectually curious individuals who thrive in a fast-paced and highly collaborative environment. Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engineer, validate, and optimize viral systems for transgene delivery in cell culture models.
  • Design and generate biological reagents and systems including mammalian cell lines and viral stocks.
  • Work with other groups and platforms, as needed, to quantify and QC viral production with qPCR/ddPCR, flow cytometry, cellular assays, confocal microscopy, and/or other methods.
  • Contribute to the scientific strategy, discussion, culture, and output of the team.
  • Document, present, and communicate scientific findings to the team and broader audiences.
  • Develop deep domain expertise through literature and stay current with new developments in the field. Qualifications:
    • A Ph.D. in Virology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, or equivalent with a minimum of two years of experience in
    • Deep expertise in molecular biology, virology, and familiarity with structural and synthetic biology.
    • Extensive experience with design, construction, and genetic manipulation of viruses.
    • Experience with confocal microscopy and flow cytometry a plus.
    • Excellent communication skills; ability to work independently as well as within a team.
    • Ability to initiate and direct interactions and collaborations with internal groups.
    • Strong scientific background and publication record with proven high levels of performance. U.S. Equal Opportunity Employment Information (Completion is voluntary) Individuals seeking employment at Beam Therapeutics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation. You are being given the opportunity to provide the following information in order to help us comply with federal and state Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action record keeping, reporting, and other legal requirements. Completion of the form is entirely voluntary. Whatever your decision, it will not be considered in the hiring process or thereafter. Any information that you do provide will be recorded and maintained in a confidential file. Gender Please select Are you Hispanic/Latino? Please select Race & Ethnicity Definitions If you believe you belong to any of the categories of protected veterans listed below, please indicate by making the appropriate selection. As a government contractor subject to Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA), we request this information in order to measure the effectiveness of the outreach and positive recruitment efforts we undertake pursuant to VEVRAA. Classification of protected categories is as follows: A "disabled veteran" is one of the following: a veteran of the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service who is entitled to compensation (or who but for the receipt of military retired pay would be entitled to compensation) under laws administered by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs; or a person who was discharged or released from active duty because of a service-connected disability. A "recently separated veteran" means any veteran during the three-year period beginning on the date of such veteran's discharge or release from active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval, or air service. An "active duty wartime or campaign badge veteran" means a veteran who served on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service during a war, or in a campaign or expedition for which a campaign badge has been authorized under the laws administered by the Department of Defense. An "Armed forces service medal veteran" means a veteran who, while serving on active duty in the U.S. military, ground, naval or air service, participated in a United States military operation for which an Armed Forces service medal was awarded pursuant to Executive Order 12985. Veteran Status Please select Form CC-305 OMB Control Number 1250-0005 Expires 05/31/2023 Voluntary Self-Identification of DisabilityWhy are you being asked to complete this form? We are a federal contractor or subcontractor required by law to provide equal employment opportunity to qualified people with disabilities. We are also required to measure our progress toward having at least 7% of our workforce be individuals with disabilities. To do this, we must ask applicants and employees if they have a disability or have ever had a disability. Because a person may become disabled at any time, we ask all of our employees to update their information at least every five years. Identifying yourself as an individual with a disability is voluntary, and we hope that you will choose to do so. Your answer will be maintained confidentially and not be seen by selecting officials or anyone else involved in making personnel decisions. Completing the form will not negatively impact you in any way, regardless of whether you have self-identified in the past. For more information about this form or the equal employment obligations of federal contractors under Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, visit the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) website at www.dol.gov/ofccp . How do you know if you have a disability? You are considered to have a disability if you have a physical or mental impairment or medical condition that substantially limits a major life activity, or if you have a history or record of such an impairment or medical condition. Disabilities include, but are not limited to:
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