Scientist- Assay Development

Cambridge, MA, United States
Nov 04, 2020
Required Education
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 assay development scientist to join our growing team. The primary responsibility of the Scientist will be to assist in developing bioassays/immunoassays to support various programs.

    • Design, perform, and troubleshoot immunoassays including ELISA and BLI. Familiarity with Meso Scale Discovery and ForteBio Octet is a plus
    • Responsible for generating and qualifying critical reagents for immunoassays
    • Perform and optimize in-vitro cell-based assays and functional assays
    • Interface with DNA repair group to contribute to the assay development portion of their programs
    • Participate in regular group meetings to present research and development findings
    • Order supplies and help maintain assay resources
    • Maintain a good laboratory notebook in a timely manner

    • Demonstrated ability to develop a robust assay from conception with minimum supervision.
    • Direct experience developing and troubleshooting assays utilizing flow cytometry, ELISA, binding assays, and enzymatic assays (fluorescence, luminescence, and absorbance)
    • Competent in analyzing data with Excel worksheet and Prism
    • Demonstrated abilities to learn new skills, solve challenging scientific and technical problems, think independently, and work collaboratively in teams
    • Tissue culture experience (sterile technique, transfection, cell maintenance)

    • Ph.D. with1-3 years of relevant experience in biopharmaceutical industries, M.S. with 6+ years of relevant experience in biopharmaceutical industries, or B.S. with 9+ years of relevant experience in biopharmaceutical industries.


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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