Senior Scientist, Protein Engineering

HQ- Cambridge, MA /
R&D- Discovery & Tech /
Salaried, full-time
/ On-site
The Protein Engineering Team is looking for a Scientist to join our cross-functional team and contribute to the discovery and development of novel gene editing systems. This role affords the opportunity to hone molecular biology techniques and help develop new assays and methods in a fast-paced environment all while making a broad impact on Arbor’s productivity and portfolio. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience in the wet laboratory, an appetite for learning a wide variety of topics, excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and the ability and self-motivation to work independently.

Key Responsibilities

    • DNA preparation, cloning and mutagenesis, PCR, RT-PCR
    • Plasmid, construct, and library design
    • Perform molecular biology techniques including bacterial transformation and culture, plaque assay, mammalian cell culture
    • Help develop and perform assays to characterize and screen novel gene editing systems
    • Document, compile, and analyze experimental data
    • Communicate results at team meetings, contribute to project and experiment planning
    • Develop and maintain protocols, operational processes, and best practices

Preferred Qualifications

    • Ph.D. degree in molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related field
    • Directed evolution experience required
    • Highly motivated, driven, and curious with a strong desire to learn new technologies
    • A strong work ethic and positive attitude
    • Experience with DNA library build or CRISPR-Cas gene editing systems
    • Experience with directed evolution is a plus

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!  
·         Purposeful Action: Start with The Why 
·         Bold Resilience: Adopt a Growth Mindset 
·         Humble Authenticity: Start in the Heart 
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.
We promote diversity and inclusion not just in our recruitment processes, but in everything we do.  We’re an equal opportunity employer and we will continue to ensure our recruitment process is free of bias and our workplace is inclusive, positive, and free of discrimination and respecting of all backgrounds and beliefs.