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Scientist/Senior Scientist, Structural Modeling

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Beam seeks an innovative, collaborative and accomplished computational scientist to support the development of novel gene editing therapies using our next-generation, state-of-the-art technology. The individual in this position will play a key role in Beam’s protein engineering efforts by developing and deploying computational modeling approaches to investigate and optimize base editors and other relevant proteins.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Perform structural analysis of proteins and ribonucleoproteins to identify key residues and regions of interest for engineering of CRISPR nucleases and base editor domains.
  • Deploy modeling software (e.g., Rosetta, Schrodinger suite, etc.) to evaluate engineering strategies and generate designs for improved base editors and other proteins of interest.
  • Perform computational design and optimization of single-chain variable fragments (scFvs) and chimeric antigen receptors.
  • Work closely with structural and synthetic biology teams to test computational hypotheses and models.
  • Communicate scientifically rigorous findings via verbal and written communications, visualizations, and presentations.

Qualifications:

  • A Ph.D. in Structural Biology, Biophysics, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or relevant field.
  • Industry experience is preferred.
  • Robust knowledge of computational modeling tools, particularly in the context of antibody engineering.
  • Strong scientific background and publication record demonstrating applications of structural modeling.
  • Ability to work independently while also building relationships with colleagues.