Senior Research Associate, AAV Process Development

Cambridge, MA, United States
Jul 08, 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 a Senior Research Associate, you will join our AAV process development team within the Technical Operations group, and embrace the opportunity to transform amazing sciences and technologies to powerful cures. You will be responsible for upstream process development for various unit operations including cell culture, transfection, harvest and clarification. Main responsibilities also include:
  • Conduct experiments to support upstream process development for AAV manufacturing.
  • Hands-on support for pre-clinical AAV production to meet project timelines and goals.
  • Perform analytical assays to support process development and pre-clinical production runs.
  • Develop SOPs and assist in technology transfers to strategic partners and CMOs.
  • Operate and maintain multiple laboratory instruments, and provide high quality data and ELN documentation.

About you:

Are you interested in this amazing virus called AAV? Are you experienced in mammalian cell culture, bioreactor production or depth filtration? If you say yes, we encourage you to apply! Other qualification and desired skills include:
  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Virology, Chemical Engineering or related area with 2-4 years of hands on industrial experience, or master's degree with 0-2 years of industry experience.
  • Proficiency with relevant cell culture and aseptic technique or depth filtration is required.
  • Experience with suspension AAV production, bench-scale or pilot-scale bioreactors, or GMP manufacturing is a plus.
  • Experience with analytical assays including ddPCR/qPCR, ELISA, HPLC, DLS or CE-SDS is a plus.
  • Organized, detail-oriented, and a self-starter who continuously seeks innovative solutions.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication, teamwork and strong problem solving skills.

Meet your future team:

The AAV Process Development team is a group of bright, fun and motivated individuals. Teamwork is our biggest strength. This group is responsible for developing robust and scalable AAV manufacturing processes, supplying large scale AAV materials for pre-clinical development, and process tech transfer to CMOs for further clinical development. We support Intellia's clinical programs as well as in vivo and ex vivo emerging pipelines. While much of the day-to-day operations require wet-lab work, our team focus on not only building everyone's technical expertise but also fostering an environment for career growth as scientists and engineers in biopharmaceutical industry.

You will report to the Scientist, AAV Process Development who oversees the upstream process development function. She loves to see people grow and develop, and look forward to learning from your experiences and building the team together with you.


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