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Gene Editing Platform Technology

Co-op, Gene Editing Platform Technologies

  • Cambridge, MA
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The Gene Editing Platform Technologies group at Beam is looking for a highly motivated Co-op student to join us from July to December of 2024. The ideal candidate will support our lead optimization efforts to further develop our cutting-edge base editing technologies, with the goal of expanding the scope of our clinical development pipeline. Projects for this position will likely involve protein engineering, directed evolution and/or cell-based screens. As such, skills and knowledge in molecular biology, biochemistry, and/or cell biology will be beneficial.


  • Experimentally support projects to characterize, engineer, and optimize genome editing systems.
  • Molecular biology: PCR, DNA/RNA isolation, Cloning, Next Generation Sequencing library preparation.
  • Cell Biology: Mammalian cell culture and transfections; bacterial culture, transformations, colony picking; and flow cytometry/plate reader assays.
  • Analyze and interpret data, and keep detailed documentation of experimental steps and results.
  • Read and interpret relevant publications, and contribute ideas to advance the project.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to achieve project goals.
  • Summarize and communicate findings at team meetings.


  • Pursuing a BS or MS in Biology or Biochemistry with at least 1 year of academic or industrial research experience.
  • Good working knowledge and understanding of molecular biology. Direct experience with basic molecular biology techniques (DNA vector/primer design, cloning, PCR, gel electrophoresis, DNA/RNA purification, yeast/bacteria work) preferred.
  • Familiarity with genome editing and CRISPR technologies and their basic principles is desired.
  • A team player who is curious, motivated to learn, well-organized, and has good communication skills.
  • Proficiency in software tools for data analysis and visualization (Excel, GraphPad Prism, PowerPoint).


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