Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology and Gene-Editing

Factor Bioscience is seeking an exceptional candidate to join our team as Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology and Gene-Editing. This role is a part of the Molecular Biology team and supports development of Factor Bio’s novel UltraSlice gene-editing platform, as well as assisting optimization of nucleic acid delivery for pre-clinical programs. This is a lab-based position that works with state-of-the-art cell, molecular, and synthetic molecular biology techniques.

As an Associate Scientist at Factor, you will be

  • Optimizing RNA and DNA delivery of UltraSlice gene-editing proteins across multiple cell types
  • Developing and executing analytical methods for the evaluation of gene-editing efficacy and off-target effect in mammalian cells
  • Participating and presenting ideas and data to a multidisciplinary team
  • Analyzing, interpreting, and reporting data and study summaries in the form of written and oral reports.

Our ideal candidate has

  • A Master’s degree, or foreign equivalent, in bioengineering, biotechnology, biology, molecular biology, or a related field
  • Knowledge, demonstrated through coursework, of the following:
    • Mammalian cell culture
    • Bacterial cell culture and bacterial transformation
    • Nucleic acid purification
    • Analysis of DNA sequencing results
    • Statistical analysis of biological data

We offer

  • The opportunity to work on both independent and collaborative research projects
  • A competitive compensation package with benefits including medical, dental, and vision coverage, three weeks paid vacation, paid holidays, and student loan repayment assistance
  • Comprehensive training on the company’s technologies
  • Opportunities for publications, patents, conference presentations, and international travel

Job Information

  • Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Position Title: Associate Scientist, Molecular Biology and Gene-Editing
  • Company Name: Factor Bioscience Inc.
  • Job Function: Scientist
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: Master’s

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About Factor

Factor is a biotechnology company headquartered near Inman Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts. With more than 100 patents covering foundational innovations in the fields of mRNA, gene editing, cell reprogramming, and nucleic-acid delivery, Factor’s scientific team creates advanced cell-engineering technologies to enable the development of state-of-the-art personalized regenerative medicines.

In addition to collaborating with universities and industry partners, Factor also creates new companies that use our technologies to develop therapeutic products: Novellus Therapeutics (mesenchymal stem cell focus; founded in 2014, acquired for $125 million in 2021) and Exacis Biotherapeutics (engineered NK-cell and T-cell focus; founded in 2020).

Factor Bioscience Inc. is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. Accordingly, we prohibit discrimination and harassment of any kind based on race, color, sex, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, or any other protected characteristic as outlined by federal, state, or local laws. Our commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion applies to all employment practices within our organization, including hiring, recruiting, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, leave of absence, compensation, benefits, training, and apprenticeship. Factor Bioscience makes hiring decisions based solely on qualifications, merit, and business needs at the time.