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Scientist, NGS

Boston, MA

Want to revolutionize gene therapy? Join us! 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. 

Your Role on the Team
Ascidian Therapeutics is seeking a scientist with NGS and molecular biology experience to join our team. The candidate will work both independently and as part of a collaborative team to generate integrative genomics data and invent new analysis methods. The candidate must be creative, detail oriented, have excellent communication skills, and be willing to work in a dynamic entrepreneurial environment.


  • Develop and optimize NGS-based genomics and functional genomics methods 
  • Prepare and sequence a range of NGS library types to support discovery efforts
  • Assist with scale-up and automation of NGS workflows
  • 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


  • Strong background in assay development, NGS library prep, Illumina sequencing 
  • Experience in RNA/DNA processing, qPCR, RT-PCR
  • Detail-oriented, well organized, dependable record keeping
  • Highly motivated team worker with excellent communication skills
  • Demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting skills
  • Experience in automation is a plus


  • Advanced degree in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry or related field with 5+ years relevant laboratory experience, Ph.D. preferred
  • 5+ years relevant laboratory experience in an academic or biopharmaceutical setting
  • Track record of publications in high quality journals and presentations at scientific meetings

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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