Associate Scientist, Non-Viral Vector Biology

Cambridge, MA
Oct 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 Associate Scientist in the Non-Viral Vector Biology group, you will help advance Intellia’s gene-editing platform and pipeline. The candidate will join a growing team to apply new approaches for engineering and optimizing non-viral payloads for gene editing. This role will work cross-functionally with different groups across the organization including disease biology, pre-clinical, manufacturing, bioinformatics, and formulations.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Plan and execute in vitro and cell-based assays

  • Experimental troubleshooting and optimization

  • Assist with general laboratory maintenance

  • Interpret and communicate data as part of multi-disciplinary teams

  • Maintain a detailed electronic laboratory notebook

About You

We are seeking an innovative scientist with experience delivering RNA and DNA into mammalian cells using non-viral methods. The ideal candidate thrives on working collaboratively with multidisciplinary teams, displays outstanding communication skills, and is passionate about pioneering new gene-editing technologies to treat diseases. Other important qualities include:

  • B.S. or M.S. in Molecular/Cell Biology, Genetics, Virology, Synthetic Biology, Bioengineering, or a closely related field

  • Hands-on experience with molecular biology methods including PCR, qPCR, DNA purification, SDS-PAGE, microcopy, and cloning

  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and sterile technique

  • Highly organized and able to multitask

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Meet your Future Team

The Platform Innovation team is a collaborative, energetic, and passionate group of individuals whose mission is to advance and differentiate Intellia’s platform to enable curative therapies. You will join a team with vector design and production expertise, and work closely with leaders in the field of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing. The candidate will have many opportunities to broaden his or her experience with multiple cutting-edge gene therapy technologies that advance Intellia’s pipeline.

The team is currently working mostly onsite to execute workflows in a wet-lab environment. Therefore, the candidate must be local to Cambridge MA, or open to relocating. While some of the day-to-day operations may be home-office-based, maintaining a strong relationship with your teammates is critical for conveying your scientific expertise while fostering an environment for the growth of young scientists interested in a career in the biotech industry. If you join us, you can expect to be part of a hardworking and collaborative environment. We look forward to fostering your skills, learning from your experiences, and building a larger team to make a difference in patients’ lives.


Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: Effective Monday, January 3, 2022, all Intellia employees, regardless of work location, must be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Requests for exemption for medical or sincerely held religious beliefs will be considered.

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