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Co-op, Hematology

  • Cambridge, MA
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Beam is seeking a self-motivated Co-op to join our Hematology team from July through December 2024. This is a unique opportunity to contribute to groundbreaking work in the field of gene editing and hematopoietic stem cell research.

Key Responsibilities:

As a member of our team, you will play a crucial role in advancing our mission. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Engaging in primary cell culture and immortalized cell line culture activities, including feeding, passaging, and freezing.
  • Participating in the development of platform assays, testing new materials and protocols to enhance our research capabilities.
  • Mastering the art of transfecting primary hematopoietic stem cells and cell lines with Lipid Nanoparticles (LNPs), a cutting-edge technology.
  • Preparing samples for Next-Generation Sequencing (NGS) and other downstream analyses, ensuring the accuracy and integrity of our data.
  • Documenting your findings meticulously, summarize your studies, and present your results to internal audiences, contributing to the collective knowledge of our team.
  • Embracing the opportunity to learn and adapt, acquiring new techniques and skills that make you a versatile, cross-functional asset.


To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:

  • Currently pursuing a BS or MS in biology, biochemistry, biomedical engineering, or a related field of study.
  • Prior experience with mammalian cell culture is essential.
  • Completed entry-level biology, chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, and microbiology courses, showcasing your foundational knowledge.
  • Basic understanding of genomics is highly desirable and will be an asset in this position.
  • Thrive in a collaborative environment and feel at home working alongside a dynamic team in a fast-paced setting.
  • Previous experience with flow cytometry is a plus, though not mandatory.
  • Fully embrace Beam's culture, embodying our values and contributing to our vibrant community.

This Co-op opportunity with Beam Therapeutics promises an immersive experience in cutting-edge research and the chance to make a tangible impact on the future of gene editing. Join us in our quest to revolutionize medicine through innovative science and dedicated teamwork.


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