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.

Co-Op Assignment Overview 

Prime Medicine is seeking a co-op for the Fall 2023 semester with experience in software engineering to join the Informatics Software Engineering team. The candidate will be involved in the delivery of internal facing software products to expand the digital systemsat Prime.This will include potential projects to develop web apps in collaboration with our Data Science team to enable In-silico Prime Editor design, build data processing pipelines, build API integrations between various existing informatics products,and build DevOps/CI/CD/IaaC components to improve the accuracy and velocity of our software lifecycle. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Work as a member of the software engineering team to deliver well documented/thoroughly tested Python modules to support Prime’s science
  • Collaborate with members of the scientific and/or data science teams to understand/prototype and deliver functional software tools
  • Participate in Agile (Scrum) ceremonies and our software lifecycle to plan, estimate, develop and release high quality software


  • B.S./M.S.candidate in Computer Science/Computer Engineering or related major
  • Basic knowledge of software engineering lifecycle
  • Good understanding of Python including data science packages.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience working with AWS tools including Lambd& Batch(using Docker)
  • Experience participating in code review and working using Git
  • Basic knowledge/interest in molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry

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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