Addgene is a thriving nonprofit founded in 2004 that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Our biorepository stores, archives, and distributes plasmids for scientists around the world. Addgene's plasmid collection is used to advance research in a wide variety of disciplines, including cancer, heart disease, and neurodegenerative disorders, and can be used for a variety of functions such as genome engineering, gene or shRNA expression, optogenetics, viral gene delivery, in vivo development of transgenic animals, as well as applications in a wide range of cells and organisms.
In addition to sharing plasmids, Addgene also distributes ready-to-use viral vectors generated from plasmids within the repository, including AAV vectors predominantly used for neuroscience experiments and lentiviral vectors for CRISPR experiments.
Learn more about Addgene at www.addgene.org.
Addgene is seeking a collaborative scientist with experience in Neurobiology or Neuroscience to join our team and assist with the increased demand for our viral technical support and quality control services. This is a terrific opportunity to become part of a dynamic environment and to contribute to an important scientific resource.
Although you will not be conducting bench research, you will use your previous experience to assist the scientific community. Examples of specific tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:
Provide support to requesting scientists by answering technical questions related to working with viral vectors (AAV and lentivirus) via phone/email
Assist Addgene’s viral team with tracking requests on new/backordered materials
Work closely with depositing laboratories to obtain data and troubleshooting advice for experimental use of materials
Curate Addgene’s viral vector collections and create scientific content
Maintain familiarity with scientific literature in various fields, especially neuroscience
Assist with special projects
Job Location Addgene is located at 490 Arsenal Way, Suite 100, Watertown, MA.
Compensation Compensation commensurate with experience. Addgene offers a comprehensive 100% company-paid benefit package that includes health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance. In addition, employees are encouraged to participate in an individual retirement account. The cost of public transportation or parking is fully paid by the company.
Applications Please submit your resume and a cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org. Only applications including both a cover letter AND resume will be considered.
Job Qualifications Candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, organized individuals who are driven to help other scientists by embracing Addgene’s mission. Specific qualifications include:
PhD in Neuroscience, Neurobiology or other life science
Experience in Molecular Biology and Neuroscience strongly preferred
Experience using AAV and lentiviral vectors and/or viral production strongly preferred
Experience conducting in vivo experiments a plus
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Excellent oral and written communication skills and ability to work closely with scientists
Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills and ability to handle multiple tasks independently
Familiarity with tissue culture and sterile techniques
Willingness to attend scientific conferences and meet with scientists (~1 trip/year)
Additional Salary Information: Compensation commensurate with experience. Addgene offers a comprehensive 100% company-paid benefit package that includes health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance. In addition, employees are encouraged to participate in an individual retirement account. The cost of public transportation or parking is fully paid by the company.
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Addgene is a thriving, non-profit organization that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Addgene assists scientists by archiving their plasmid DNA samples and distributing these samples to researchers who need them for future experiments. Broad availability of these unique research materials promotes both the progress of research and Addgene’s mission to increase collaboration in the scientific community.
Addgene is a dynamic and collaborative workplace. Our energetic team is dedicated to making a difference within the organization and in the larger scientific community. We support team building activities outside of work, including volunteer projects, social gatherings, and sporting events. This is a terrific opportunity become part of a young, growing non-profit and to contribute to an important resource for the scientific community.
Learn more about us at www.addgene.org/careers