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Job: Molecular Cell Scientist, Locus Biosciences, Morrisville, NC

General Information

Job title:
Molecular Cell Scientist
Job location:
Morrisville, NC  27560 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

Locus Biosciences is seeking highly motivated applicants to join our research and development team as a full-time Scientist. This position is well suited for innovative scientists that have a desire to lead their scientific efforts from the bench and a passion to develop and pursue multiple avenues to complete research objectives.?This individual will work directly with our internal team to develop and deliver preclinical and platform development programs. The ideal candidate will have a significant record of accomplishment of having independently designed and implemented novel research approaches and prioritized multiple concurrent projects. This individual must be able to communicate effectively in formal and informal settings and be able to work well across interdisciplinary teams.? Candidates must be willing to navigate uncharted waters typical of a startup and possess a strong desire to embrace a high drive team culture. Candidates from various molecular biology, synthetic biology and mammalian cell culture engineering backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities will include:

Development of novel protocols and methods for generating and characterizing novel human gene editing preclinical candidates
Independent management of multiple projects as both individual contributor and team lead
Development of high-throughput assays to further develop our genetic engineering platform
Implementation of appropriate statistical controls and analyses
Active engagement on overall experimental strategy and direction
Presentation of results to internal scientists, external collaborators, and Locus management
Close coordination with cross-functional teams
Candidate must possess:

A PhD in molecular biology, genetic engineering or similar fields
Strong proficiency in molecular and cellular biological techniques including: mammalian expression vector engineering, high-throughput and next-generation DNA assembly, a working knowledge of CRISPR gene editing, screening strategies, or high-throughput assay development
Ability to structure, implement and maintain study plans in the face of uncerainty
Willingness to develop solutions to difficult objectives independently and consistently
Preferred qualifications:??

At least two years’ experience between postdoctoral or industry research
Experience with cell culture and expression vector transfection techniques
Experience with viral vector delivery modalities in vitro and in vivo
Detailed knowledge of infectious disease and/or oncology indications, associated organisms and animal models
General understanding of the overall drug development lifecycle, especially preclinical phases
Experience with computational tools analyzing human gene editing events is highly desirable
Experience with automated and/or high-throughput processes is desirable
Job Type:?Full-time

Job Location:?Research Triangle Park, North Carolina

For immediate consideration,?please email your resume or CV to:

Direct applicants only. No agencies please.

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