Intellia Therapeutics

Associate Scientist, Disease Biology

Cambridge, MA
Jan 11, 2022
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:

Intellia Therapeutics is seeking a highly skilled and motivated Associate Scientist to join our growing team. In this position, you will assist with in vitro experiments involving primary hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells, as well as in vivo assays focused on the development of gene editing therapies targeting cells within the hematopoietic lineage.  You will be highly involved in the design, execution, and interpretation of experiments, and will be an integral member of a cross-functional team with diverse scientists from across the organization. Additional role responsibilities include:

  • Optimize protocols for in vivo engineering of primary hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells 

  • Optimize molecular biology detection and quantification techniques, such as Western blots, ddPCR, ELISA 

  • Conduct experiments independently and in collaboration with team colleagues 

  • Maintain highly detailed, up-to-date records of all experiments conducted 

  • Communicate research and development findings with internal and external partners


About You:

We are looking for an experienced junior scientist to help us to execute Intellia’s gene-editing programs. Our ideal candidate will be a solid foundation in primary cell culture and aseptic technique and expertise with common lab techniques (PCR, qRT-PCR, ddPCR, Western blot, ELISA). A Bachelor’s degree in Biologic Sciences and work experience in hematologic diseases is required. Additional role requirements include:

  • Well-organized and capable of multitasking with complex, overlapping experiments 

  • Demonstrated ability to think critically and creatively to solve scientific problems 

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, collaborative nature, and a desire to help fellow team members  

  • Strong drive to learn new skills and biology related to new therapeutic applications 

  • Excellent time management, communication, and presentation skills


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.

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.