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Associate Scientist I, Process and Analytical Development - 2322

Company: Editas Medicine
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 25, 2022

Job Description:

What if you could repair broken genes? That is the question we ask ourselves at Editas Medicine. We're focused on translating the power and potential of the CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (also known as Cas12a) genome editing systems into a robust pipeline of medicines for people living with serious diseases around the world. Our goal is to discover, develop, manufacture, and commercialize transformative, durable, precision genomic medicines for many diseases. We're looking for talented, dedicated, passionate people to join our team and help us pioneer this field and do big, bold things that have never been achieved before. Are you full of hope, possibilities, and a belief that, working together, we can truly revolutionize the development of medicines to help patients around the world? If the answer is yes, then Editas Medicine is the place for you!
Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities

  • Develop and optimize Immunoassays and PCR assays to support process development, formulation, stability studies and process characterization. Techniques include ELISA, PCR, RT-PCR, and ddPCR .
  • Assist in the technical transfer of assays to Quality Control or central testing laboratories.
  • Support testing of reference standards, lead stability samples, forced stability samples, toxicology lots, non-human use (NHU) engineering runs, and clinical manufacturing runs, as appropriate support for regulatory filings.
  • Compile and present data and assist in authoring and reviewing of test methods, technical reports, and supporting procedures.
  • Cross-train personnel on Protein, ribonucleoprotein, AAV and mRNA- LNP assays, as required, and provide guidance to junior research associates.
  • Document all experimental work, supporting information, and data in an electronic lab notebook (eLN) in a timely manner.
    Knowledge, Skills & Capabilities:
    • Experience running immunoassays (ELISA)
    • Experience in performing molecular biology techniques such as PCR, RT-PCR, and ddPCR
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task, problem-solve, prioritize assignments, and adjust priorities to meet goals in a fast-paced environment.
    • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
    • Experience with mammalian cell culture (preferred)
    • Experience in performing cell-based and biochemical assay (preferred)
    • Experience with development and technical transfer of GMP test methods for biologics is preferred but not required.
      Education & Relevant Work Experience
      • Bachelor's experience in a life science discipline such as Biological Sciences, Biotechnology, Pharmaceutical Sciences, or Biomedical Engineering with 5+ years of relevant experience or Master's with 2 years of experience.
        Benefits Summary:
        Editas provides a comprehensive array of benefits to all employees, including a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Medical Plan, a company-funded Health Savings Account, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life and Disability Insurance, Dependent Care Account, Tuition Reimbursement, 401(k) plan with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Assistance Plan, Wellness Programs, and a flexible Paid Time Off policy.

Keywords: Editas Medicine, Cambridge , Associate Scientist I, Process and Analytical Development - 2322, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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