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Scientist I, Technology Development

Employer
Life Edit Therapeutics
Location
Durham, NC
Start date
Apr 10, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Biotechnology
Required Education
Doctorate/PHD/MD
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Bio NC

Job Details

The Role:

The Technology Development group at Life Edit focus on improving our genome editing systems with different editing modalities via optimizing RNA function. We are looking for an enthusiastic, independent, and self-motivated bench Scientist with a background in mammalian cell culture, RNA biology/Biochemistry and genome editing to support efforts developing curative gene editing therapies and gene edited cell therapies.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Evaluate and optimize of Life Edit gene editing systems via RNA optimization.
  • Collaboratively develop and evaluate designs through high throughput screening.
  • Perform and troubleshoot experiments.
  • Collaborate closely with computational biology, gene editing and preclinical teams
  • Analyze experimental data and present scientific results at team research meetings.
  • Follow advancements published in the literature in the fields of gene editing and gene therapy as well as those presented at conferences. 
  • Keep good notes and organize ELN documentation

Requirements:

  • Scientist I: PhD degree in biology, biochemistry, RNA biology or a related field with 0-1+ years of additional research experience.
  • Significant experience in culturing, transfecting, and assaying mammalian cell lines.
  • Experience with current molecular biology techniques including in vitro transcription and translation, DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, and NGS.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, execute, and analyze experiments independently.
  • Previous research experience with genome editing technologies, nucleases, RNA research, and/or DNA modifying or binding proteins is a plus.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and collaborate in a team-oriented environment.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proven record of scientific excellence.

Why join Life Edit and the ElevateBio ecosystem?

Life Edit Therapeutics is an integrated subsidiary of ElevateBio, a technology-driven cell and gene therapy company that is accelerating access to the cutting-edge technologies and expertise that can change the future of medicine. Our integrated model combines multiple R&D technology platforms – including Life Edit gene editing – and cGMP manufacturing to power the discovery and development of advanced therapeutics. Our ecosystem is designed to enhance speed, delivery, and probability of success to change patient lives.

Life Edit is an integral part of ElevateBio’s ecosystem of platform technologies and is pioneering focused next-generation gene editing technologies and therapeutics. Located in Durham, NC, members of Life Edit work closely with the ElevateBio Research and Development and BaseCamp manufacturing teams in Waltham, MA. Life Edit is advancing therapeutic programs in collaboration with industry partners while building its own internal pipeline of gene editing therapies. We are looking for a unique individual who can continue to lead the cultural development of Life Edit and build on its momentum as an integral part of the ElevateBio ecosystem.

Our Mission:
To power the creation of life-transforming cell and gene therapies, at a speed the world deserves.

Our Vision:
We seek to be the world’s most indispensable cell and gene therapy technology company, redefining how companies operate, how products are created and how disease is treated.

ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

Company

Life Edit Therapeutics is an ElevateBio company focused on advancing next-generation gene editing technologies and therapeutics. Life Edit has built a highly innovative platform with one of the world’s largest and most diverse libraries of RNA-guided nucleases (RGNs), base editors, and reverse transcriptase (RT) editors that provide flexible editing and unprecedented access to the genome. The platform allows Life Edit to target any genomic sequence and potentially develop novel human therapeutics for the most challenging genetic diseases by enabling ex vivo engineering for cell therapies and regenerative medicines and in vivo delivery of gene therapies.

Company info
Website
Location
300 Morris Street, Suite 300
Durham
NC
27701
US

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