Company Summary:

Tessera Therapeutics is pioneering Gene Writing to cure disease. Our genome is a mosaic comprising genes that protect us from, predispose us to, and cause disease. Gene Editing biotechnologies heralded the era of genome-modifying medicines, but they cannot address most diseases. Gene Writing is a new biotechnology that writes therapeutic messages into the genome to cure thousands of diseases at their source.

Tessera Therapeutics was founded by Flagship Pioneering, an innovation enterprise that conceives, creates, resources, and grows first-in-category life sciences companies. Flagship Pioneering has created over 40 groundbreaking companies over the past fifteen years, all of which are pioneering novel and proprietary biological, industrial, and engineering approaches to solve major needs in human health and sustainability. These companies include Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ:MCRB), Moderna (MRNA), Syros Pharmaceuticals (SYRS), Rubius Therapeutics (RUBY), Axcella Health (AXLA), Evelo Biosciences (EVLO), and Indigo Agriculture.
 
Position Summary:
The Research Associate will be responsible for the supporting the team through execution of various molecular and biology protocols. This individual will join a dynamic, rapidly growing, and highly collaborative team that combines significant biologic drug discovery experience with pioneering discoveries driving a novel biological platform.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Following molecular cloning protocols for DNA assembly, including Gibson assembly and Golden Gate reactions
  • Performing molecular biology assays and techniques, including PCR and gel electrophoresis
  • Preparing nucleic acids for high-throughput quantitative PCR and sequencing
  • Mammalian cell culture, cloning, transformation.
  • Flow cytometry analysis of cell populations
  • Design, execution, and troubleshooting of experiments as well as data analysis
  • Maintaining lab notebooks and reporting data and analysis results to the scientific team
Basic Qualifications:
  • M.S. or B.S. in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or related field with 2+ years of research experience.
  • Experience in mammalian cell culture, transfection
  • Experience in molecular biology.
  • Extensive DNA assembly experience preferred
  • Demonstrated ability in working with highly skilled teams in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and technical environment.
  • Strong experimental skills, including molecular cloning and nucleic acid manipulation.
  • Attention to detail and problem-solving skills.
  • Motivated, curious, and comfortable working with highly technical projects and personnel.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills, capable of conveying technical information in a clear and thorough manner.
  • Comfortable delivering against challenging commitments.
  • Confident, execution focused, team oriented, with an ability to thrive in an entrepreneurial environment.
Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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