Research Associate, Gene Editing Technology

Location
Brisbane, CA, United States
Posted
Jul 08, 2021
Ref
1812039985
Hotbed
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Associate Degree
Position Type
Full time
COMPANY

Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and CasPhi, Mammoth Biosciences is advancing disease detection and treatment using its novel CRISPR systems that can deliver on the promise of precision medicine across diagnostics and therapeutics. Furthermore, Mammoth's CRISPR technology platform will enable new solutions in life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber.

TEAM

Our small-size proteins, such as Cas14 and CasPhi, are poised to transform disease treatment enabling novel editing approaches and delivery options that are difficult to achieve or not even possible with previously described CRISPR-Cas systems. Our teams are responsible for discovering and engineering novel CRISPR systems, establishing CRISPR-based diagnostics, and translating our unique CRISPR technology into therapeutic treatments with the ultimate goal of cures for indications with high medical need.

OPPORTUNITY

Mammoth is currently seeking a talented and detail-oriented Research Associate with experience in molecular biology, flow cytometry, and/or mammalian cell culture to join our growing genome editing team. The successful candidate will work closely and collaboratively with colleagues to design/develop, perform and execute experiments on mammalian cell lines to support pipeline projects to develop Cas nucleases for genome editing and other applications. They will have the opportunity to contribute broadly across multiple technical areas. The position requires adaptability, excellent planning, strong organizational and communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently in a fast-paced team-oriented, and dynamic environment.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
    • 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 cell lines, phenotyping and analytical characterization of cells, genome editing of human cells, and virus production
    • Accurately and timely record, document, analyze and communicate laboratory data to senior staff and team members
    • Conduct all activities in a safe and efficient manner, and adheres to site environmental health and safety (EHS) requirements


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


PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS
    • Extensive experience in molecular cloning
    • Familiarity with gene editing and/or CRISPR/Cas9
    • Proficiency in mammalian cell culture, PCR, qPCR, genomic DNA and mRNA purification, NGS sequencing, ELISA, western blot, retroviral/lentiviral/AAV transduction
    • Strong organizational and record-keeping skills
    • Excellent interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
    • Highly motivated with a strong work ethic
    • Ability to work efficiently and productively in a fast-paced, highly collaborative team environment
    • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite and other relevant data analysis software (Flowjo, GraphPad Prism, etc.)
    • Industry work experience


BENEFITS
    • 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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