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Vertex Ventures HC
Vertex Ventures HC

Associate Scientist, RNA Team (Contractor)



Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 14, 2024

ElevateBio is a technology-driven cell and gene therapy company, accelerating access to the cutting-edge technologies and expertise to change the future of medicine. Our integrated technologies model offers turnkey scale and biotechnological capabilities to power genetic medicines processes, programs, and companies to their full potential.

The Role:

ElevateBio is looking for a curious, creative problem solver with a strong attention to detail to join our RNA team. This person will use their background in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field to make critical contributions to the development of circRNA-based approaches that enhance cell and gene therapies. Prior experience working with RNA is desirable but not required.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Responsible for producing routine and novel circRNA material for projects & platform
  • Work to further optimize IVT and/or purification steps of production
  • Support additional biochemical assay development to characterize circRNA
  • Adhere to protocols, manage data effectively, and maintain databases within our electronic notebook system (Benchling)
  • Contribute to general lab management (e.g., ordering, organization)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor or Master of Science with 2- 3 years industry experience is preferred, title commensurate on experience
  • Previous experience working with in vitro transcribed RNA is preferred
  • Experience with or a desire to work with FPLC or HPLC is a plus
  • Familiarity with Benchling software is a plus
  • Outstanding communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to multi-task and coordinate work on several simultaneous projects
  • Ability to collaborate effectively both within and across teams

Why Join ElevateBio?

ElevateBio is a technology-driven company built to power transformative genetic medicines today and for many decades to come. The Company commercializes its enabling technologies, manufacturing capabilities, and industry-leading expertise through partnerships to accelerate development across a breadth of therapeutic approaches and modalities. The ElevateBio ecosystem combines multiple R&D technology platforms – including Life Edit, a next-generation, full-spectrum gene editing platform; comprehensive cell engineering technologies; and an expanded viral and non-viral therapeutic delivery platform – with BaseCamp®, its end-to-end genetic medicine cGMP manufacturing and process development business, to accelerate the discovery and development of advanced therapeutics.

We aim to be the dominant engine inside the world’s greatest scientific advancements harnessing human cells and genes to alter disease.

Our Mission:
To power the creation of life-transforming cell and gene therapies, at a speed the world deserves.

Our Vision:
We seek to be the world’s most indispensable cell and gene therapy technology company, redefining how companies operate, how products are created and how disease is treated.

ElevateBio 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. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.