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Director/Senior Director, Mammalian Cell Biology

Boulder County, Colorado, US
Closing date
Aug 10, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Genetics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
An opportunity to work for a fast growing, well funded startup that launched the world's first benchtop Digital Genome Engineering platform.

This Jobot Job is hosted by: Avery Warwick
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Salary: $200,000 - $220,000 per year

A bit about us:

The company is growing aggressively, investing in its leadership, team, and technology with a recent $150mm financing round. The company's advanced CRISPR-based platform, consisting of an instrument, reagents, and software, offers a fully automated workflow that enables multiplexed, trackable editing of cells at an unprecedented scale. Our mission is to enable scientists to realize the full potential of biology.

Why join us?

The sky is the limit here! We're at a launching point and ready to hire a talented person to help us grow our company. We like to make a positive impact on the industry while having a fun. We offer our employees:
  • Competitive industry salaries, bonuses, and equity!!
  • Generous Retirement Plan
  • Comprehensive Medical, Dental, Vision coverage
  • Life Insurance/ AD and Disability Insurance
  • Generous Paid Time Off and Holiday Time Off
  • Health and Wellness Programs
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs)

Job Details


Conceive, propose, prioritize, and drive scientific strategies around innovative cell biological approaches to develop and deliver CRISPR-based reagent technologies that support our gene editing products
Direct and mentor a team of 10-15 cell biological scientists and research associates designing, screening and optimizing genome editing reagents for successful product integration
Provide vision and structure to the organization and operation of a high-functioning team in a matrixed, product development environment focused on delivering high quality results in accordance with requirements across multiple projects and products
Provide teaching / training and implement rigorous and robust experimental design and quality control metrics to support generation of the highest degree of quality and reproducible data
Direct cross-functional projects across computational science, biology, chemistry, and engineers in a matrixed product development environment
Provide subject matter expertise on existing and developing genome editing science and technologies, as well as screening and measurement methodologies, with a goal of consistently driving innovation and improvements to our genome editing chemistries and platforms
As opportunities arise internally, take on a role as core team member to achieve product development objectives in a matrixed environment, in accordance with corporate goals
Work with core team and senior leadership to ensure goals are aligned with strategic direction


Ph.D. in genetics, cell biology or related scientific field and at least 10 years of relevant industry experience with 5+ years' experience leading and mentoring teams of 5 or more scientists and research associates; strong preference for experience in start-up organizations
Track record of innovation and scientific creativity in developing solutions for genome engineering reagent system and integrated performance requirements in life sciences / biotechnology industry
Experience successfully managing complex projects and adjusting to changing priorities in a product development environment, including developing and executing focused project plans
Openness and capability to "lead from the bench" when required
Maturity and accountability to lead and deliver on commitments in a matrixed organization
Ability to serve as subject matter expert within the fields of DNA repair, gene editing, genetics, cell biology, and ideally, NGS and related genome editing read out technologies
Experience positioning projects and individual contributors for success through team member goal setting, continual assessment, feedback and coaching, as well as technical direction and task prioritization
Ability to organize, communicate, and present complex technical data, progress and challenges to cross-disciplinary teams, senior management and key stakeholders
Outstanding interpersonal, scientific leadership and collaboration skills, including self-awareness and ability to manage complex dynamics

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