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Associate Scientist, NGS

Boston, MA

About us:

Want to revolutionize gene therapy? So Do We! 

Ascidian Therapeutics is a rapidly growing Boston-based biotech startup that uses unique molecular technology to unlock gene therapy. 

Gene therapy is entering an exciting and new era. Our approach overcomes limitations that previous technologies could not. Our goal is to revolutionize gene therapy to enable treatment for millions of patients worldwide. 

Come join our vibrant team and help us lead the way into a new gene therapy era!

Your Role:

Ascidian Therapeutics is seeking an Associate Scientist with molecular biology experience to join our NGS team. The candidate will work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to generate data from various genomics-oriented workflows and assist in optimizing and validating new technologies and procedures. The ideal candidate must be creative, detail-oriented, have excellent communication skills, and be willing to work in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Prepare and sequence a range of NGS library types to support discovery efforts
  • Develop and optimize NGS assays
  • Assist with scale-up and automate NGS
  • Work independently and collaboratively with multi-disciplinary teams to solve complex problems
  • Maintain detailed records using ELN
  • Effectively communication progress and results to the team

Qualifications:

  • BS/MS in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, or related field
  • 2+ years relevant laboratory experience in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting
  • Experience in RNA/DNA processing, qPCR, and RT-PCR
  • Detail-oriented, well organized, and dependable record keeping
  • Highly motivated team member with excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Prior experience in NGS library preparation and instrumental operation is preferred
  • Experience in automation is a plus

If you feel energized by what you read here, but aren’t sure you meet every requirement, please consider applying! We believe diverse backgrounds lead to innovative thinking that enables effective treatment for millions of patients.  Above all, we’re looking for the right person with skills and talent to grow the company together all while enriching your professional and scientific experience.

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