Research Associate, Therapeutic Genome Editing

Brisbane, CA, United States
Jun 01, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next generation of CRISPR products. Through metagenomics discovery and development of novel and proprietary CRISPR systems, the company is enabling innovative diagnostics and revolutionary medicines. Based in Brisbane, CA, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer and Nobel Laureate Jennifer Doudna. At Mammoth, we are passionate about transforming lives through innovation.


Mammoth is currently seeking a talented and detail-oriented Research Associate to join our therapeutic genome editing team. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues to design/develop, perform and execute experiments on mammalian cell lines and primary human cells to support the development of Cas nucleases for human therapeutics. The position requires adaptability, excellent technical and analytical skills, strong organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently in a fast-paced team-oriented and dynamic environment.

    • Execution of molecular biology, cloning, cell culture and a broad range of functional assays
    • Provide team support for basic laboratory tasks including tissue culture of various cells, phenotyping and analytical characterization of cells, genome editing of human cells, and viral and non-viral gene delivery
    • Accurately and timely record, document, analyze and communicate laboratory data to senior staff and team members
    • Conducts all activities in a safe and efficient manner, and adheres to site environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements

    • Bachelor's degree in molecular and cell biology, immunology, biochemistry, or a related field
    • 3 years relevant laboratory research experience

    • Industry work experience
    • Proficiency in cell culture, transfections, molecular cloning, PCR, genomic DNA and mRNA purification, NGS, ELISA, western blot, flow cytometry, AAV and/or LNP delivery
    • Knowledge of CRISPR systems
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant data analysis software (Flowjo, GraphPad Prism, etc.)
    • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills, excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills. Highly motivated with strong work ethics. Ability to work efficiently and productively in a fast-paced highly collaborative team environment

    • Company-paid health/vision/dental benefits
    • Unlimited vacation and generous sick time
    • Company-sponsored meals and snacks
    • Wellness, caregiver and ergonomics benefits
    • 401(k) with company matching

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