Company Summary:

Tessera Therapeutics is an early-stage life sciences company pioneering Gene Writing, a new biotechnology designed to offer scientists and clinicians the ability to write small and large therapeutic messages into the genome, thereby curing diseases at their source. Gene Writing holds the potential to become a new category in genetic medicine, building upon recent breakthroughs in gene therapy and gene editing while eliminating important limitations in their reach, utilization, and efficacy. Tessera Therapeutics was founded by Flagship Pioneering, a life sciences innovation enterprise that conceives, resources, and develops first-in-category companies to transform human health and sustainability.

Position Summary:

The DNA Editor group is seeking a Senior Research Associate/Associate Scientist. The role will support the development of novel gene editing technologies to advance programs for proof-of-concept studies. This individual will join a collaborative team and have high growth potential.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform molecular biology assays, including PCR, gel electrophoresis, PCR purification and DNA quantification
  • Genomic DNA preparation
  • Preparation of libraries for Next Generation Sequencing (NGS)
  • Running Illumina instruments including MiSeq
  • Develop and onboard new NGS-based assays, and train colleagues in their use
  • Make detailed observations, analyze, and interpret data

Basic Qualifications:

  • BS/MS (non-PhD role) in biological sciences
  • Molecular biology skills, including primer design and PCR optimization
  • Familiar with DNA analysis software like Geneious, CLC and/ or Primer 3
  • Attention to detail, critical analysis of data and good troubleshooting ability are required
  • Strong written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills and ability to effectively work as part of a team
  • Must be flexible and willing to work across multiple projects
  • Quick learner and team player

Preferred Qualifications but NOT required:

  • Experience in NGS library preparation
  • Familiarity with NGS-related instruments such as Tapestation, Bioanalyzer, QIAxcel, and/ or qRT-PCR
  • Prior experience with automation and high-throughput assays
  • Experience with assay development
  • 3+ years of academic or industrial research experience


More About Flagship Pioneering:

Flagship Pioneering conceives, creates, resources, and develops first-in-category life sciences companies to transform human health and sustainability. Since its launch in 2000, the firm has, through its Flagship Labs unit, applied its unique hypothesis-driven innovation process to originate and foster more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $50B in aggregate value. To date, Flagship has deployed over $2.2B in capital toward the founding and growth of its pioneering companies alongside more than $18B of follow-on investments from other institutions. The current Flagship ecosystem comprises 41 transformative companies, including Axcella Health (NASDAQ: AXLA), Denali Therapeutics (NASDAQ: DNLI), Evelo Biosciences (NASDAQ: EVLO), Foghorn Therapeutics (NASDAQ: FHTX), Indigo Ag, Kaleido Biosciences (NASDAQ: KLDO), Moderna (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), Sana Biotechnology, Seres Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MCRB), and Sigilon Therapeutics (NASDAQ: SGTX).

Flagship Pioneering is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.

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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