Intellia Therapeutics

Senior Research Associate, Cell Therapy Process Development

Cambridge, MA
Oct 21, 2021
Required Education
Associate 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 excited to welcome a new Senior Research Associate to the Cell Therapy Process Development team. In this position, you can expect to work closely with current scientists, associate scientists, and process engineers in the group to get hands-on training on key instrumentation and our T cell engineering process. We are responsible for the characterization and optimization of Intellia’s growing portfolio of ex vivo cell therapy products.

In your role, you will lead projects, design experiments, collect and analyze data, and present your findings to the larger group. Specific areas of focus for this position include the characterization and optimization of our cell culture and expansion media formulations to ensure a robust T cell engineering process that produces the best product possible. Using a range of bioanalytical assays, you will assess the effects of various media components such as basal media, serum proteins, and cytokines on T cell gene editing, expansion, and phenotype. You will also be responsible for evaluating the stability of media components in different storage conditions and comparing the effectiveness of components from different sources. Working with other members of the group, you will also be involved in maintaining adequate stock of media components and assisting in forecasting usage of consumables in our process over time. 

About You:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s Degree in Biology, Biochemistry, or equivalent

  • Experienced in mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique

  • Broad experience in bioanalytical techniques including analysis of cells and biomolecules

  • Familiar with immunology and concepts concerning T cell function and differentiation

  • Strong writing skills with experience in writing SOPs and technical reports

  • Ability to communicate effectively and thrive in a team with time-critical objectives 

Meet your future team:

The Cell Therapy Process Development team is a rapidly growing group of six motivated scientists and engineers. We work in collaboration with our colleagues in research, analytical development, and other process development groups. We meet regularly to discuss data and share scientific discoveries and literature. In our group discussions, everyone is encouraged to ask questions and share their insights into the process. You will report to a Scientist and work closely with other Associate Scientists, Process Engineers, and Research Associates.


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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