Scientist / Senior Scientist: CRISPR Enzyme Engineering
Job Type

The CRISPR Enzyme Engineering Scientist will be a part of our interdisciplinary Protein sciences group at Arbor’s platform and discovery group. The protein science group is responsible for characterizing, engineering and functionalizing our novel CRISPR-Cas proteins, and tailoring the enzymes for specific gene editing therapeutic needs. The ideal candidate will have significant hands-on experience in the wet laboratory, excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, and a demonstrated ability for self-motivated and independent project execution. We seek a scientist with a strong desire to contribute to our team efforts and design our future assays.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Design and execute screens to engineer, functionalize and optimize CRISPR-Cas gene editing systems.
  • Learn new techniques and technologies and translate them towards assay development.
  • Demonstrated track record across multiple projects to prototype innovative applications.
  • Work closely with other members of the scientific team and support screening efforts of discovery platform groups.
  • Communicate results at team meetings and contribute to project and experiment planning.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD or Masters in molecular/cellular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, synthetic biology, or 5 years work experience.
  • Previous experience working with CRISPR-Cas gene editing systems.
  • 3 years of experimental research experience (industry or academic)
  • Familiarity with basic molecular biology processes including transformations, DNA/RNA isolation and purification, restriction enzyme digests, gel electrophoresis, and PCR.
  • NGS library prep and RNAseq workflows.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills are required to work with cross departmental teams/functions to drive drug discovery projects.

Our Values:

Our values govern the work we do at Arbor, and we’re hoping that they resonate as strongly with you as they do with us!

  • Astonishingly Connected: The best work happens when we do it together. At Arbor, we believe strong, clear communication is crucial to our success and emboldens collaboration in all of us.
  • Our People are Gems: And we treat each other as such by celebrating our growth and development. We invest in our team and encourage everyone to have both a learners mindset and a willingness to teach others.
  • Remarkably Mighty: You'll be intrigued when you take a closer look at Arbor. We approach our work with integrity and thoughtfulness. We are brave, which leads us to take smart risks and make bold discoveries.
  • Authenticity is Encouraged: From eating cheese puffs with chopsticks, to doing cartwheels on our balance beam, we're all about embracing your true self and showing up as you really are. Our differences make us extraordinary.

About Arbor:

At Arbor, we are discovering, developing and making available to all patients the next-generation of genetic medicines. We are disrupting the field through our proprietary discovery engine to develop a portfolio of differentiated genetic editing and delivery capabilities. We have an unencumbered portfolio of multiple CRISPR based genetic modifiers that can be tailored to correct the underlying pathology of each genetic disease. Our pipeline of genetic medicines will focus on bringing cures to all patients with genetic disease.

We seek highly-motivated individuals with the dedication, integrity, and creative spirit needed to thrive in an innovative company. Working at Arbor offers a unique opportunity that combines the fast pace and growth opportunities of a startup with the intellectual rigor and creativity of academia. Our salaries are competitive, our benefits are generous, and our team is exceptional.

Arbor Biotechnologies is proud to be an inclusive workplace and an Equal Opportunity Employer.