Senior Associate Scientist, Gene Editing

Cambridge, MA, United States
Sep 26, 2018
Required Education
Masters Degree/MBA
Position Type
Full time
Bluebird bio is looking for an enthusiastic and self-motivated scientist to join the gene-editing team in Cambridge and contribute to the overall success of our novel gene and cell therapy approaches. The new Associate Scientist will develop gene-editing approaches in hematopoietic stem cells. The ideal candidate will be experienced in various cell and molecular biology techniques (preferably in HSC culture) and is enthusiastic about gene-editing.

About The Role
  • Perform target identification and validation for gene-editing strategies in hematopoietic stem cells
  • Develop assays to characterize edited HSCs
  • Analyze and present data to cross-functional teams.
  • Maintain electronic lab notebook and contribute to support documentation
  • Contribute to experimental design and project direction
  • Provide critical lab support while working in a collaborative team environment

About You

The qualified candidate will have:
  • MS or BS in cell and molecular biology or related discipline with 1-5 years of research experience in industry/laboratory
  • Have extensive experience in mammalian cell culture for transformed and primary cells (preferably hematopoietic stem cells)
  • Experienced in general molecular biology techniques - PCR, qPCR, cloning
  • Experience with immunostaining and FACS
  • Experience in gene-editing (CRISPR/Cas9) will be a plus
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Strong time-management skills and multi-tasking is required
  • Scientifically rigorous, highly organized, and with significant attention to detail
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment where results are achieved through influence, cooperation, and the incorporation of multiple points of view
  • Capable of critical thinking and problem solving