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Research Associate, Off Target NGS Production

Company: Intellia Therapeutics
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: November 22, 2021

Job Description:

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 Research Associate, you will help support the Amplicon Sequencing queue, which enables the company to be on the cutting edge in the development CRISPR/Cas9 as a life-changing therapeutic.This is an opportunity for you to learn all about sequencing and how it can be used to answer scientific questions. In this role, you'll act as a champion for continuous improvement while helping us to drive projects forward for off-target work. Your daily responsibilities will allow you to gain exposure to the many diverse groups at Intellia, and we'll support you in exploring and developing your career interests.

  • Troubleshoot issues and optimize processes, both independently and in collaboration with our team
  • Support Off-target workflows using liquid handling automation and on the bench
  • Conducting library preparations and sequencing experiments independently to meet timelines
  • Meeting with requesters to explain results and guide them through the next steps
  • Operating and maintaining Illumina NovaSeq, NextSeq and MiSeq platforms
  • Working with molecular biology techniques such as DNA purification, shearing, adapter ligation, PCR, NGS library purification and quantification
  • Support high throughput in-vitro CRISPR screening
  • Managing multiple workflow queues/requestsAbout You:We are looking for a candidate with a BS in Molecular Biology with at least 1 year of relevant experience in either an academic or industrial setting. Exposure to and passion for automation is a plus. If you have strong communications skills (written and oral), coupled with exceptional time management skills and attention to detail, and you enjoy working as a part of a team, we encourage you to apply!
    • Works well in a team environment and is a true team player
    • Excellent client management skills and communication
    • Proficient in following, maintaining, and writing SOPs
    • Experience and knowledge of molecular biology techniques
    • Experience with liquid handling platforms (preferably Hamilton)
    • Strong time management and process-oriented thinking
    • Must have the ability to work collaboratively and independentlyMeet Your Future Team:The Genomics team is a fun, energetic, and passionate group of individuals, who are focused on pre-clinical NGS data support for IND or CTA packages. You will report directly to the Senior Manager of NGS Production within the Automation, Engineering, Genomics, Informatics, and Screening team (AEGIS). This hiring manager oversees many of the essential support systems that enable Intellia's state-of-the-art approach to science, which includes compound management, a variety of NGS applications, extractions, and more. All of which will provide the candidate with multiple areas inside and outside of the group for cross-training and exposure to cutting-edge gene therapy development. The hiring manager values teamwork and a positive attitude above everything else. There is nothing that cannot be accomplished when you know a team has your back. The team is currently working mostly onsite to execute NGS 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 the growth of young scientists interested in a career in therapeutic biotechnology. If you join our team, you can expect to join a hardworking 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.#LI-DG1 Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: Effective Monday, January 3, 2022, all Intellia employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. 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.

Keywords: Intellia Therapeutics, Cambridge , Research Associate, Off Target NGS Production, Professions , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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