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Scientist/Sr. Scientist, Delivery Chemistry

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Beam Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated and talented synthetic chemist to advance our non-viral delivery platform for in vivo base editing. The ideal candidate should have a strong background in synthetic organic chemistry and nanoparticle drug delivery systems.  Experience in lipid nanoparticle (LNP), mRNA delivery, and nucleic acid chemistry is highly desirable.


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute chemistry effort on nonviral delivery of base editor mRNA and sgRNA, with focus on LNP delivery
  • Design and execute synthesis of novel ionizable lipids and helper lipid components to improve potency and tolerability of LNP delivery
  • Assist in process development as needed
  • Analyze, interpret, and present data to internal and external audience using various formats including lab notebooks and meeting presentations



  • PhD degree in Chemistry / Chemical Engineering with >2 years of post-degree lab-based experience in nanoparticle delivery, preferably in an industry setting
  • Strong experience in multi-step synthesis, purification, and characterization of drug delivery components.
  • This is a lab-based position, so passion for lab-based work is a must.
  • Team player.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Strong work ethic.