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Scientist, Senior Scientist, Virology

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Beam is seeking a skilled scientist with extensive experience in molecular biology, mammalian tissue culture and virology to join the Synthetic Biology Platform team aimed at engineering solutions for challenges in gene delivery.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Engineer, validate and analyze viral replicon systems for transgene delivery.
  • Design and generate biological reagents and systems including mammalian cell lines and viral stocks.
  • Quantify and QC viral production with qPCR, flow cytometry, cellular assays, confocal microscopy, and/or other methods.
  • Contribute to the scientific strategy, discussion, culture, and output of the team.
  • Document, present, and communicate scientific findings to the team and broader audiences.



  • PhD degree and 0 to 4 years’ experience or BS or MS degree with 10 years relevant experience in virology, synthetic biology, or a related field.
  • Extensive experience with cell culture, including viral transduction and titering in cell lines and primary cells.
  • Familiarity with general molecular biology (g. synthetic molecular systems, promoter selection, etc.)
  • Experience with CRISPR/Cas9 proteins is ideal.
  • Experience with confocal microscopy and electron microscopy is desirable.
  • Strong scientific background and publication record with proven high levels of performance.
  • Ability to work independently while also building relationships with colleagues.
  • Ability to adapt to increasing scope and complexity of work.