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Lead Discovery

Co-op, Lead Discovery

  • Cambridge, MA
  • Added
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Position Overview:

Beam is looking for a highly motivated co-op student to join the Lead Discovery team from July through December 2024. The co-op will have the opportunity to conduct automated high-throughput screening assays to identify and optimize lead genome editing candidates for therapeutic drug discovery programs at Beam. The individual should possess a solid understanding of basic cell/molecular biology and fundamental laboratory techniques. Excellent organizational and communication skills are highly desired. The ideal candidate exudes enthusiasm for learning and thrives in a collaborative team environment.   


  • Support the use of high throughput assays on automated platforms.
  • Participate in lead genome editing candidate assessment, validation, and optimization.
  • Maintain comprehensive experimental and data tracking using an electronic lab notebook system, Benchling.
  • Mammalian cell culture maintenance, passage, and seeding.
  • Thoughtful and precise data analysis and collaborative sharing within the team and across functional areas.


  • Pursuing a BS, MS, or Ph.D. in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, or related field of study.
  • Knowledge and understanding of basic cell culture and molecular skills, such as, cloning, PCR, qPCR, and transfection.
  • Basic understand of genome editing is highly desirable.
  • Proficient in maintaining organized data and a detailed laboratory notebook and records.
  • Eager to learn, engage in collaborative effort, and communicate findings in a clear and concise manner.


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