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Job: Director, Laboratory Automation, Life Edit Therapeutics, Research Triangle Park, NC

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General Information

Job title:
Director, Laboratory Automation
Job location:
Research Triangle Park, NC  27560 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted:
Commensurate with experience
Job category:
Research and Development
Employment type:
Full time

Job Description

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced scientist with a strong background in automation of molecular biology workflows to help expand our therapeutic capabilities and continue to improve our technology discovery platform. We are seeking curious, enthusiastic, competent, and self-motivated individuals to work in our company. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a successful therapeutics company from an early stage.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

• Develop and optimize methods for introducing Life Edit genome editing systems into human cells
• Analyze experimental data and present scientific results at team research meetings
• Contribute to publications and patent applications
• Follow advancements in the field of gene editing and gene therapy published in the literature and presented at conferences
• Collaborate closely with other groups, such as Therapeutic Development and Bioinformatics
• Assist coordination of research associates and day-to-day laboratory operations

Job Requirements


• Ph.D. in biology, biochemistry, cell biology, or a related field with 5+ years of experience
• Extensive expertise culturing, transfecting, and analyzing human cell lines and primary cells; primary hepatocyte culture experience strongly desired
• Direct experience genome editing mammalian cells is highly preferred
• Mastery of modern molecular biology techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, and NGS
• Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)
• Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team-oriented environment
• Industry experience strongly preferred

Life Edit Therapeutics, an ElevateBio portfolio company, is a gene editing company on a mission to rewrite the future by curing disease, making any edit, anywhere. Life Edit has built a world-class genome editing platform with one of the world’s largest and most diverse collections of novel RNA-guided nucleases (RGNs) and base editors. The company’s next-generation editing systems will propel the development of novel human therapeutics by enabling ex vivo engineering for cell therapies and regenerative medicines and in vivo delivery of gene therapies.

Our Vision: To pave the way to faster, safer, gene editing therapeutics that cure disease and improve patient lives

Life Edit 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. Life Edit will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
(Job number: 4052095)
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