Research Associate- Genome Editing

Genome Editing · Emeryville, California
Department Genome Editing
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

We are seeking a motivated individual for a Research Associate/ Senior Research Associate position focused on understanding the activity and specificity of novel gene editing systems in mammalian cells. This person will use their strong molecular and cell biology skills to solve a variety of challenges as an integral part of the Genome Editing team. Candidates should be enthusiastic, passionate, have attention to detail, and a desire to change the world.


The exact level of this position will be based on experience and qualifications, and as such, we encourage all interested candidates to apply. If you have relevant experience or knowledge that is not reflected on your resume, we welcome you to include a comment explaining any additional details you would like us to consider when reviewing your application.



About The Role


  • Perform experiments to test new genome editing technologies in immortalized mammalian cell lines in a high throughput manner
  • Collaborate with Discovery, mRNA, Biochemistry & Protein Engineering and therapeutic teams to expedite characterization of novel enzymes
  • Gather and analyze experimental data under the direction of the group leader
  • Prepare accurate and timely data summaries and contribute to writing of reports, papers, and patent manuscripts
  • Other duties as assigned



About You



What will enable you to thrive as our new Research Associate will be:



  • BS or MS in biology, genetics, molecular biology, or a related discipline
  • Substantial experience transfecting mammalian cells using electroporation
  • 3+ years of relevant research experience using molecular biology skill sets
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • Track record of challenging oneself to enhance scientific skills and knowledge


Preferred additional qualifications:



  • Hands on experience with gene editing technologies in mammalian cells preferred
  • Skilled with flow cytometry, qPCR, ddPCR, and/or NGS as readouts of cell editing
  • Experience working in a cross collaborative team including bioinformaticians, downstream processing engineers, and project managers.


About Metagenomi



At Metagenomi, we are accelerating innovation in cell and gene therapy with a wave of proprietary CRISPR-based systems to accurately edit DNA where current technologies cannot. Our metagenomics-powered discovery platform and analytical expertise reveal novel cellular machinery sourced from otherwise unknown organisms. We adapt and forge these naturally evolved systems into powerful therapeutic tools that can be leveraged by partners and fuel our own pipeline of potentially curative medicines. Our goal is to revolutionize gene editing and unlock its power for the benefit of patients around the world.



What makes Metagenomi a unique place to work?



  • We are passionate about developing technologies derived from microbial-rich ecosystems that have the power to enable therapeutic development and the potential to cure devastating disease.
  • We have cultivated an amazing culture that values teamwork, curiosity, scientific rigor, and fun.
  • We offer competitive compensation including a market-benchmarked salary, annual target bonus, equity in an early-stage startup, and a comprehensive benefits plan, including 401(k) matching, a retirement safe harbor plan, and other perks. As this role is open to candidates with a wide range of skills and experience, the salary range will be dependent on the exact level of the position. A more specific level-based range will be provided to you during the early stages of the interview process. We value transparency and will make every effort to provide you with a succinct explanation for how the range is determined.


At Metagenomi, we know that our people drive our success. Metagenomi provides an open, collegial, and friendly work environment where we empower people and provide them with opportunities to develop their long-term career. We are an equal opportunity employer and believe in and value diversity and inclusion. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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  • Location
    Emeryville, California
  • Department
    Genome Editing
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience