Associate Scientist, Vector Characterization (Contract)

Cambridge, MA, United States
Aug 24, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Associate Scientist, Vector Characterization


Join bluebird bio's enthusiastic and collaborative team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approaches. The candidate's primary responsibilities will be to perform analytical testing to advance product quality understanding and support development of next-generation analytical technologies. We seek motivated candidates to take ownership of important characterization projects, with the ultimate goal to deliver therapies that transform the lives of patients.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • This is a hands-on position requiring the execution of laboratory experiments.
  • Perform routine analytical testing of lentiviral vectors, and support development of new technologies for characterizing lentiviral vectors.
  • Generate, manage, evaluate, and maintain critical data in a highly organized manner.
  • Assist in the review of technical protocols and reports.
  • Manage laboratory inventory of supplies and reagents.
  • Must be willing to have a flexible schedule based on experimental and company needs.

About you:
  • BS with 0-2 years of experience. Degree emphasis in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Chemical Engineering, or related field preferred.
  • This position requires conducting laboratory experiments, writing and reviewing documentation, and the flexibility to work on multiple projects as needed.
  • Superb organizational and communication skills and a "do what it takes" attitude.
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented, with good laboratory technical skills.
  • Experience with cell-based assays and/or analytical techniques such as PCR/qPCR, ELISA, gel electrophoresis, Western blotting as plus.
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself