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Stealth NewCo - Research Associate, Genome Engineering Platform


Boston, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Research Sci/Assoc/Mgr
  • Industry: Life Science
  • Post Date: 02/26/2023
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  • Company Address: 200 Berkeley Street, 18th Floor, Boston, MA, 02116
  • Salary Range: NA

About RAVen

RAVen (RA Ventures) is the venture-focused arm of RA Capital Management, LP, a Boston-based biotechnology and life sciences investment firm.

Job Description

Stealth NewCo is a next-generation genome engineering company on a mission to create best-in-class  medicines for patients, from curative therapies for monogenic disease to cellular reprogramming for  complex disease. We are building an unparalleled understanding of a novel class of enzymes, large  serine recombinases, that enable insertion of large DNA payloads into specific sites in the human  genome via a simple and efficient system, opening the door to potential cures. Our innovative suite of  technologies will also enable epigenomic manipulation and design of genetic circuits. We are  assembling a diverse team of innovators who seek to invent the future by engineering biology and have  a passion for doing what’s right for patients. 

About the Role: 

We are seeking an innovative, intellectually curious and team-oriented Senior Research Associate. In this role, you will primarily support the genome engineering team with a focus on molecular and cellular biology in the broader context of developing and applying novel genome engineering technologies. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Support the design, planning, and execution of experiments that support research activities,  project goals, and platform development. 
  • Utilize techniques for mammalian cell culture including transfections/nucleofections,  transduction and genomic DNA/protein extraction. 
  • Identify and sort cells with complex populations using flow cytometry and other phenotypic readouts. 
  • Conduct protein expression analysis by western blotting, PCR amplification, and other molecular biology  techniques. 
  • Maintain lab notebook; analyze and interpret data. 
  • Present findings and experimental plans to the scientific team. 

Qualifications & Skills: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology/cell biology/related discipline plus 3+ years industry  experience OR Master’s degree in molecular biology/cell biology/related discipline plus 2+ years  of industry experience.
  • Proven hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture techniques and cell-based and  molecular biology assays with a variety of readout technologies, such as flow cytometry, PCR,  and western blot. 
  • Experience independently generating and documenting precise, reproducible data and skillfully  analyzing the data. 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; capable of conveying technical information in a  clear and thorough manner. 
  • Motivated and excited about biological discovery and assay development. 

Preferred Experience:
  • Hands-on experience using genome editing tools, such as CRISPR-Cas9. 
  • Experience working with lab automation.