Life Edit Therapeutics is hiring a

Technology Development, Intern

Durham, United States

The Role:

Life Edit is seeking a summer intern to join our highly collaborative Technology Development group. This team is focused on the development and characterization of Life Edit’s novel gene editing programs prior to transfer to preclinical evaluation and clinical advancement. A successful candidate will value scientific excellence, mutual respect, and the diversity of ideas ex: making insightful contributions both individually and collaboratively. They will also possess a strong sense of curiosity for gaining experience in genome editing technologies.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Perform routine cell culture to maintain and utilize various cell lines for experimental purposes
  • Gain experience in planning and executing experiments, under the guidance of senior team members, to assess new gene editing systems in different cell types
  • Interpret experimental data with guidance and contribute to experimental designs to address the next logical steps based on previous results
  • Critically summarize experimental data (individual and team) to present results internally at various team and company meetings
  • Maintain meticulous records of experimental methods, tool development, and protocols
  • Follow current literature in the field of gene therapy and genome editing


  • Candidates should be actively pursuing an undergraduate degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, or a related field. Research experience in genome editing is highly preferred
  • Experience in tissue culture including maintenance culture, transfecting, and analyzing mammalian cells using cell-based assays (ex. flow-Cytometry, cell proliferation and viability assays) is highly preferred
  • Experience with molecular biology techniques (PCR, cloning, DNA/RNA extraction and purification, NGS library preparation) is highly preferred
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills

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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