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Research Associate/Senior Research Associate, Experimental Virology

Beam Therapeutics Inc.

This is a Contract position in Vienna, VA posted January 10, 2022.

Beam is seeking a skilled Research Associate/Senior Research Associate with extensive experience in molecular biology and mammalian tissue culture to join the Experimental Virology group in our efforts to engineer new solutions for in vivo gene delivery.

The research associate will help plan, execute, and interpret experiments, including characterization of novel viral vectors and derivation as well as maintenance of mammalian cell lines.

We are looking for enthusiastic and intellectually curious individuals who thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

Primary Responsibilities: Assist in the design, evaluation, and cataloging of molecular reagents and maintenance of cell cultures.

Assist in planning and carrying out of experiments; analyzing and presenting data.

Document and communicate scientific findings to team members as well as rest of the company.

Contribute to the scientific strategy, discussion, and output of the team.

Required Skills & Qualifications: A BS or MS in Biology, Virology or closely related discipline with two or more years of experience with molecular biology and cell culture techniques.

Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills; ability to work independently as well as within a team.

Familiarity with culturing a variety of cell types (adherent and suspension), cell line generation, and transfections; DNA, RNA, and protein isolation from cells; and quantitative methods for nucleic acid and protein analysis.

Familiarity with viral production, transduction, titering, and flow cytometry is preferred.

Experience with molecular cloning techniques a plus.

Familiarity with Prism, Excel, Adobe Illustrator, Geneious, FlowJo, or similar programs.

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