Job ID: #8875

Scientist, NGS

Cambridge, MA
Science Science
Research & Development


Responsibilities of the Scientist, NGS:

  • Develop, design, optimize and execute assays to assess the genome-modifying potential of base editors.
  • Support off-target editing risk assessment for different projects.
  • Next-generation sequencing (NGS) library preparation and sequencing.
  • Mammalian cell culture and transfection.
  • Maintain detailed documentation of experiments in the ELN system.
  • Coordinate and work with other teams at Beam in a highly matrixed environment.
  • Data analysis to visualize outcomes of genome editing.


Requirements of the Scientist, NGS:

  • PhD in cell biology, molecular biology, genetics or other relevant field or Bachelors/Masters degree with 10 years relevant experience.
  • Industry experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated mastery of NGS including DNA/RNA sequencing library preparation and quantification, familiarity with Illumina sequencing platforms e.g. Miseq, and extensive experience in molecular biology and cell biology (DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, qPCR, ddPCR, cell culture and transfection).

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