Prime Medicine is a leading biotechnology company dedicated to creating and delivering the next generation of gene editing therapies to patients. The Company is leveraging its proprietary Prime Editing platform, a versatile, precise and efficient gene editing technology, to develop a new class of differentiated, one-time, potentially curative genetic therapies. Designed to make only the right edit at the right position within a gene while minimizing unwanted DNA modifications, Prime Editors have the potential to repair almost all types of genetic mutations and work in many different tissues, organs and cell types.
Prime Medicine is currently progressing a diversified portfolio of eighteen programs initially focused on genetic diseases with a fast, direct path to treating patients or with a high unmet need because they cannot be treated using other gene-editing approaches. Over time, the Company intends to maximize Prime Editing’s therapeutic potential and advance potentially curative therapeutic options to patients for a broad spectrum of diseases. For more information, please visit www.primemedicine.com.
Co-Op Assignment Overview
Prime Medicine is seeking a co-op for the Spring 2024 cycle with experience in cell biology, chemical engineering or bioengineering to join the Cell PD team. The candidate will be involved in developing and characterizing a cell therapy manufacturing process involving prime editing of primary human cells for the treatment of hematological indications. The candidate will work in a highly collaborative team across Technical Operations and R&D in a fast-paced, exciting lab-based work environment. In this role, you will learn about the principles of bioprocessing, ex vivo gene editing and hematopoietic stem cell biology.
- Assist in the design and execution of process development experiments (generate procedures, execute/document experiments, generate/analyze data, write summary reports).
- Primary and immortalized mammalian cell culture and passaging.
- Kitting, verification and assistance during cell therapy process development runs within a small team.
- Provide support with characterization (i.e., cell counting, flow cytometry, biochemical assays) of samples generated during cell process development runs.
- Conduct small-scale process development experiments and Design of Experiments to enable process improvements, process characterization, and develop the process control strategy.
- Contribute to trouble-shooting of process unit operations.
- Perform data compilation, analysis and interpretation, including presentations to the team.
- M.S. in Bio/Chemical Engineering or Biology area.
- Hands-on experience with aseptic techniques (cell/tissue culture) required.
- Experience with data analysis software (Excel, Prism, MATLAB).
- Ability to accurately record experiments and observations.
- Team player who can also work independently.
- Effective verbal and written communication.
- Keen attention to detail.
- Candidate currently pursuing a MS degree.
- Experience with cell-based and/or molecular biology assays.
- Familiarity with bioprocessing principles.
- Previous co-op experience in biotechnology industry.
- Problem-solver who enjoys troubleshooting.
- Highly motivated with desire to learn new processes and techniques.
- Ability to work independently and within a team
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.
NOTE: We are currently not considering co-op candidates outside of the local Boston/Cambridge area.
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.