Company Overview

Prime Medicine was founded to bring the promise of gene editing to patients. We use Prime Editing, a next-generation technology that can “search and replace” to restore normal genetic function almost anywhere in the genome. Prime Editing searches to find the precise place in the genome to edit and replaces the segment of faulty DNA with a correct copy of DNA.  A single Prime Editor can correct the individual mutations found across patients, meaning Prime Editing can potentially address more than 90 percent of known disease-causing genetic mutations.  

We envision a world where this technology can cure, halt, and ultimately prevent genetic diseases, providing lifelong benefit to patients.  Prime Medicine offers the opportunity to shape the future of gene editing and transform how medicines are used to treat disease. Realizing the promise of Prime Editing requires a talented team with diversity of viewpoints and expertise. We’re building a group of dedicated, scientifically curious individuals who are passionate about helping patients live longer, healthier lives.

Position Overview:

Prime Medicine is seeking a co-op for the Spring 2023 semester to work in a cross-functional mRNA Process Development team. The candidate will work with process development engineers, molecular biologists, and chemical engineers to optimize the mRNA processes to improve ease of production, process understanding/robustness, and quality. The candidate will gain hands on experience with various mRNA processes, automation, analytical techniques, and play a critical role in solving challenging problems associated with mRNA development.

We want curious problem solvers who enjoy working on exciting projects, working within a team and are passionate about developing genetic editing technologies to better human health and well-being.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with the mRNA PD team and cross-functional teams to design and execute experiments supporting Prime Medicine goals
  • Execute experiments to optimize and understand robustness of mRNA IVT and downstream processes
  • Perform analytical testing for assessing mRNA quality
  • Assist in the implementation of automation and/or programming activities in the mRNA PD team
  • Effectively communicate results to internal and external meetings, and present final summary to the team
  • Document and manage all experimental planning and progress in electronic lab notebook in an organized manner, providing statistical analysis and troubleshooting where appropriate.
  • Adhere to all laboratory safety requirements and procedures, assist in maintaining general laboratory functionality, including lab equipment maintenance and the ordering and receiving of lab supplies

Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in B.S./M.S. program in Chemical Engineering, chemistry, Bioengineering or Biochemistry
  • Prior experience working hands in wet laboratory setting; mRNA in vitro transcription, chromatography familiarity is preferred.
  • Knowledge of tangential flow filtration, HPLC/UPLC instrumentation, Fragment Analyzer
  • Programming and/or automation experience
  • Curious, ability to work independently or collaboratively as needed
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented with strong critical thinking skills and excel at identifying and solving problems.
  • Taking initiative and using digital tools to improve routine activities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

What We Offer:

  • A cutting-edge scientific team open to mentorship and networking
  • Full reimbursement for monthly commuting costs including subway, commuter rail, parking, Bluebikes, etc.
  • Participation in regular scientific seminars with industry experts
  • Full participation in employee activities including learning and development offerings, social activities, etc.

Prime Medicine is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.

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