Associate Computational Scientist

Cambridge, MA
Oct 10, 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:

We are looking to hire an Associate Computational Biologist to support the development of CRISPR/Cas9 based therapeutics. You will play a critical role in building and maintaining informatics pipelines for guide/primer design and the analysis of NGS data. You will also have opportunities to bring out new data-driven hypotheses/solutions by applying Data Mining or Machine Learning methods on Intellia’s proprietary large datasets. Additional role responsibilities include:

  • Define and develop analysis pipelines to analyze Illumina NGS and third-generation sequencing data for T cell therapeutics.

  • Apply rigorous statistical methods to drive actionable insights from internal and external datasets.

  • Collaborate with a diverse team of experimentalists, computational scientists, and clinicians to address key therapeutic questions in a data-centric manner.

About You:

Our ideal candidate will have a BS/MS in Bioinformatics or a related field, with industry experience, or a Ph.D. in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics or a related field. You should be able to write clear and effective code in Python or R. Additionally, if you are familiar with one of the more low-level and efficient languages, such as C/C++, Rust, Java/Scalar, that’s even better. Experience working with NGS data analysis, such as whole genome/exome sequencing, bulk or single-cell RNA-Seq, is also required. If you have experience with cloud computing or Docker, we encourage you to apply!

Meet your future team:

This is an excellent opportunity to join a growing team of informatics in a highly collaborative organization. This position reports to a Principal Computational Scientist. The Informatics team at Intellia is a group of bioinformaticians and software engineers with diverse backgrounds. You will have the opportunity to learn a broad range of technologies from bioinformatics pipeline and algorithm development, data visualization to web development and machine learning.

Our team is based in Cambridge, MA, and hope that you are in the Cambridge area or willing to relocate. If you decide to join us, you can expect to become a highly valued member of a hardworking and collaborative team. We look forward to fostering your skills, learning from your experiences, and building a larger team together to impact patients’ lives.


EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.