Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology

Cambridge, MA, United States
Oct 05, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time
Join bluebird bio's enthusiastic and collaborative Vector Biology team by contributing to the overall success of our novel gene therapy approach. This new Scientist will join our group to develop and evaluate novel gene therapies for oncology and severe genetic disease.

Primary responsibilities:
  • Identify and develop novel strategies for lentiviral vector production
  • Small scale lentiviral vector production and purification for internal customers
  • Management of associate scientists
  • Work cross-functionally with Stem Cell and Immunotherapy teams to innovate and optimize lentiviral vector function
  • Design and cloning of novel lentiviral vectors
  • Collaborate on genome-editing applications
  • Exercise independent judgment in development of new methods, techniques and evaluation criteria
  • Creating and organizing novel workflows

  • Must have PhD in biological sciences with 5+ years post-doctoral experience in gene therapy applications
  • Must have significant experience managing and growing a team
  • Proficiency with lentiviral vector design and production; familiarity with multiple vector platforms is a plus (AAV, adenovirus, non-viral)
  • Expertise with molecular biology techniques and proficiency in plasmid cloning
  • Experience with bioreactor and protein/vector purification
  • Ability to work effectively in a collaborative team environment where results are achieved through influence, cooperation, and the incorporation of multiple points of view
  • Independently motivated, detail oriented and good problem solving ability
  • Excellent organizational skills, with an ability to embrace change and multi-task in an extremely fast-paced environment
  • Excellent communications skills and ability to influence across multiple functions
  • Be ready to embrace the principles of the bluebird bio culture: b colorful, b cooperative, and b yourself