Senior Research Associate, Flow Cytometry

Cambridge, MA, United States
Oct 24, 2020
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Our mission:

Developing curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.

At Intellia, we are committed to solving the complex challenges of making CRISPR/Cas9-based medicines a reality for patients suffering from genetic diseases and to create novel engineered cell therapies for immuno-oncological and autoimmune diseases.

Intellia is seeking a highly skilled and motivated candidate with flow cytometry experience to join our growing team. The flow cytometry core at Intellia is key to advance many early and late stage projects, the primary responsibilities for this position will be to providet flow cytometric support for Intellia. The qualified candidate will have expertise of utilizing flow cytometry in skills ranging from sample preparation, to operating state of the art instruments. This position is highly collaborative and interactive across various teams.

General Responsibilities:
    • Assist with daily operations of the flow cytometry core facility
    • Provide cell sorting support for teams across the company
    • Keep record of the lab inventory
    • Help maintaining a thorough quality control/ quality assurance program
    • Organize the repair and routine maintenance of the equipment
    • Assist users with technical aspects of flow cytometry-based projects including panel design, data analysis and troubleshooting.
    • Support technology research and development
    • Communicate research and development findings with internal and external partners.

Required Skills:
    • Demonstrated knowledge of flow cytometry
    • Experience with problem solving and troubleshooting basic flow cytometry experiments
    • Excellent communication skills and ability to work across teams
    • Ability to work well in a highly cross-functional team environment

Preferred Skills:
    • Experience in cell sorting
    • Knowledge in immunology
    • Experience in panel design and optimization (6 colors+)
    • Flexible schedule preferred but not required

    • B.S. in cellular biology, immunology, molecular biology, or related field with at least 1 year of experience, or M.S. in cellular biology, immunology, molecular biology, or related field with at least 2 years of experience.

    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to work well with diverse team
    • Adaptable and able to rapidly learn new techniques
    • Exceptional time management
    • Ability to work independently and collaboratively


What Intellia Stands For:

We push boundaries. We are focused on positively disrupting health care treatment of patients with genomic diseases. The values we live by and drivers we look for are:

- One is respect for individuals; our unique qualities and strengths; our own ways to understand, learn and improve. One is our single-minded determination to excel; to succeed together. One is you and us - trusting and counting on every single one of us.

- Explore because we seek new ways to tackle disease. Explore with unbounded from assumptions, open to ideas. Explore by staying curious, by pushing boundaries, overcoming obstacles. Explore means thinking of new ways.

- Disrupt by thinking courageously...and creating a better future. Disrupt by defying conformity; interrogating the status quo; questioning our momentum. Disrupt with challenging thoughts...with that breed of skepticism that shows you have better solutions.

- Deliver with your focus on the objective and your determination to complete the task. Deliver by advancing relentlessly and by maintaining high standards...even when nobody is watching. Deliver by staying accountable and pulling your weight. Deliver because patients are counting on us to make the promise reality. Get it done.

POSITION: Full-Time, Exempt

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.

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