Associate Scientist/Senior Associate Scientist, Cell Biology

Korro Bio

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Post Date: 04/02/2021
  • Website: www.korrobio.com
  • Company Address: 400 Technology Sq, 10th Floor, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 02139

About Korro Bio

At Korro Bio our aim is to bring transformative treatments to patients with rare and debilitating diseases by addressing the underlying genetic cause. We are utilizing the precision provided by nucleic acid-based therapeutics to target the sequences responsible within the genetic code.

Job Description

Company

Korro Bio is a privately held biotechnology company launching out of a top-tier life science venture firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are utilizing the precision provided by nucleic acid-based therapeutics to target the sequences responsible for inherited disorders within the genetic code. At Korro Bio, our aim is to bring transformative treatments to patients with rare and debilitating diseases by addressing the underlying genetic cause.

 Position Summary

We are seeking a passionate and creative, Associate Scientist to join our Cell Biology team and work with an enthusiastic team of highly skilled scientists in a dynamic, high growth company. This position reports to the Senior Scientist, Research.  The successful candidate will have a strong background in cell biology.

 Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the design, execution and analysis of a variety of in vitro cellular and molecular based assays, focused on understanding and optimizing our ADAR-mediated RNA editing platform
  • Evaluate and troubleshoot new assays and techniques, as well as balancing a variety of tasks
  • Participate in the development and scaling of novel cell based assays
  • Deployment of cell-based models and assays for drug candidate screening and mechanism of action understanding
  • Design, validate and implement high throughput NGS and qPCR-based assays
  • Design and implement thoughtful and well controlled experiments
  • Work various types of automated high throughput equipment

 

 

Education & Experience:

  • MS (1-2 years’ experience) /BS (2-3) years’ experience in molecular and/or cellular biology, or a related field
  • Broad experience in the application of biochemical, biophysical & cell-based techniques such as mammalian cell culture, transfections, various immunoassays such as Western Blotting, SDS PAGE and probe-based  qPCR
  • Familiarity in the use of lab automation.  Must be able to analyze, report and communicate data rigorously
  • The ability to learn and implement new techniques and adapt rapidly are essential.
  • Excellent attention to detail, time management, and documentation
  • Ability to multitask and successfully interact with a diverse team of scientists to deliver quality data and results
  • Clearly present research updates to different project teams
  • Motivated team player
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (Oral/Written)
  • Ability to balance multiple high-priority tasks in a rapidly changing environment

Benefits:

Korro offers competitive compensation, including equity-based compensation, and a comprehensive benefits package that includes medical, dental, vision, 401(k) retirement plan, life insurance and a flexible spending account for either health care and/or dependent care.

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