Associate Scientist, Pre-clinical Next Generation Sequencing

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jul 07, 2021
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Why Join Intellia?

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases.

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done.

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren't constrained by typical end rails, and we aren't out to just treat people. We're all in this for something more. We're driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

As an Associate Scientist, you will help support the characterization and quantitation of gene editing events using high throughput next generation sequencing (NGS). You will work on various key projects including:
  • Supporting high throughput, SOP driven, NGS library preparation workflows both manually and using liquid handling automation and in vitro CRISPR screening
  • Working with molecular biology techniques such as DNA purification, shearing, adapter ligation, PCR, NGS library purification and quantification
  • Operate Illumina sequencing platforms
  • Sample preparation techniques such as tissue homogenization and gDNA extraction
  • Managing multiple workflow queues and requests
  • Conduct experiments, troubleshoot and optimize, both independently and in collaboration with colleagues to meet deadlines
  • Accurately document project and sample information, protocols, and experimental details through the Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) and Electronic Lab Notebook (ELN)
  • Writing and QCing technical reports to support regulatory filings (IND or CTA equivalent).

About You:

We are looking for a candidate with a BS/MS in Molecular Biology or related discipline, with relevant experience in academic or industrial setting. If you have strong communications skills (written and oral), coupled with exceptional time management skills and attention to detail, we encourage you to apply!

Meet your future team:

The Genomics team are a fun, energetic, and passionate group of individuals, who are focused on pre-clinical NGS data support for IND or CTA packages. You will report directly to the Senior Manager of the Pre-clinical NGS team. This hiring manager oversees Intellia's in vitro regulatory data generation. Given the breadth of work on this team, the candidate will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of areas within the Screening and NGS Platform (SNPD).

The team is currently working mostly onsite to execute NGS workflows in a wet-lab environment. Therefore, we require a candidate to be currently local to Cambridge MA, or open to relocating. While much of the day-to-day operations require wet-lab work, our team is focused on building not just technical expertise but fostering an environment for growth of young scientists interested in a career in RNA-biotech. If you join our team, you can expect to join a hardworking and collaborative environment. We look forward to fostering your skills, learning from your experiences, and building a larger team that will make a difference in patient's lives.


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