Scientist / Sr. Scientist, Stem Cell Biology

Highly Competitive Salary
  1. Permanent
  2. Biological Sciences
  3. United States
Cambridge, USA
Posting date: 26 Sep 2019
This vacancy has now expired

Proclinical is currently recruiting for a Scientist/Senior Scientist of Stem Cell Biology for a pharmaceutical company located in Cambridge, MA.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Optimize editing efficiencies in primary human immune cells, hematopoietic stem cells, and model lines.
  • Generate editing reagents using Gibson, USER assembly or other relevant cloning strategies.
  • Work with the off-target team to characterize editing profiles using GUIDE-seq, Digenome-seq, CIRCLE-seq or other approaches.
  • Profile genomic and proteomic signatures in bulk or single cell populations using qPCR, ddPCR, RNA-seq, flow cytometry, and FACS.
  • PrimaryHSPC culture, differentiation and functional characterization.
  • Work with a cross-disciplinary team to optimize hematopoietic editing and cell culture approaches.
  • Communicate scientifically rigorous findings via verbal and written communications, visualizations, and presentations.

Skills and Requirements:

  • PhD in biological science or related discipline with 5+ years of experience.
  • Proven expertise in primary immune or stem cell culture [iPSC or HSPC experience a plus].
  • Strong scientific background and publication record with proven high levels of performance.
  • Experience in hematopoietic stem cell or CAR-T relevant experimental techniques, including both in vitro cellular assays and in vivo transplant models is highly desirable.
  • Good understanding of gene editing tools and principles (ZFN, TALEN, CRISPR, or DNA base editors). Previous experience optimizing CRISPR/Cas9-based gene editing is strongly preferred.
  • Previous experience identifying off-target sites using GUIDE-seq, Digenome-seq, CIRCLE-seq or other is a plus
  • Experience working with mRNA is preferred.
  • Transcriptome analysis experience - bulk or single cell RNA-seq - is a plus.
  • Excellent written communication skills and the ability to present effectively to teams with diverse scientific backgrounds.
  • Ability to work independently while also building relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to adapt to increasing scope and complexity of work brought on by growth/change and helps others manage through change.

To Apply:

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Proclinical is a specialist employment agency and recruitment business, providing job opportunities within major pharmaceutical, biopharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device companies.

Proclinical Staffing is an equal opportunity employer.