Life Edit Therapeutics is hiring an

Associate Scientist, iPSC Biology

Durham, United States

The Role:

We are looking for an experienced scientist with a strong background in mammalian genome editing 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. A willingness to embrace our cultural values will be critical for success in this role. This is an exciting opportunity to help build a successful therapeutics company from an early stage.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Perform routine cell culture, including somatic cell reprogramming, human iPSC maintenance and differentiation.
  • Execute cell-based and molecular biology assays
  • Maintain and organize lab notes and relevant documentation
  • Analyze experimental data and present scientific results at team research meetings
  • Design, implement, and troubleshoot experiments to develop and improve iPSC-based platform for genome editing technology
  • Contribute to publications and patent applications
  • Collaborate closely with Computational Biology group and Cell Biology Group
  • Assist coordination of research associates and day-to-day laboratory operations


  • Bachelor’s or master’s Degree in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, Neuroscience or a related field with significant training and research experience with genome editing technologies
  • 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) or 0 years (with master’s degree) of experience in academic or biopharmaceutical organizations
  • Experience with cell banking, cell culture, transfection, transduction and genome editing
  • Experience with cell-based and ligand-based assays, such as cell proliferation, apoptosis, IF, and flow cytometry, ELISA, etc.
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques, such as DNA/RNA extraction and purification, rtPCR, qPCR, ddPCR, dPCR, cloning, western blot/WES/Jess,
  • Relevant technical skills for data analysis, DNA and protein sequence analysis, ELN documentation, and presenting results
  • Previous CRISPR, iPSC and Neuron Cell experience is a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-oriented environment
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Passion and ability to learn new concepts and skills
  • Ability to implement multiple projects simultaneously in a dynamic environment
  • Occasional weekend work is required

We’re committed to finding the best ways to support our teams so they can do their best work. We take care of our employees, right from the start.

Health & Wellness

  • Medical, vision, and dental insurance covered at 90%
  • Low deductible, no co-insurance and no copays for mental health visits (for in-network care)
  • Annual fitness reimbursement
  • Employer paid for access to wellness apps and programs like Task Human


  • Competitive compensation
  • 401(k) retirement plans with a 4% employer match and no vesting period
  • Employer-paid life insurance and short- and long-term disability insurance
  • Employer-sponsored flexible spending accounts (FSA) and dependent care account (DCA)
  • Access to a 1-on-1 financial advisor
  • Commuter reimbursement benefit
  • Monthly cell phone stipend

Time Off & Flexibility

  • Unlimited paid time off, including vacation, sick leave, family leave, personal days, and bereavement
  • 18 paid company holidays, plus an end-of-year holiday shut down
  • 12 weeks of parental leave
  • Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and Massachusetts Paid Family and Medical Leave (PFML), administered by Unum

Development Journey

  • Insights Discovery training for every employee to make the most of workplace relationships
  • Ongoing professional development, including manager training
  • Access to LinkedIn Leaning, a self-guided online education platform


Why join Life Edit Therapeutics?

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.

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