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Scientist I, Biology

Blueprint Medicines
North Cambridge, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
Oct 28, 2023

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Scientist I, Biology

Location: Cambridge, MA

Requisition Number: 494

How will your role help us transform hope into reality?

You will have the opportunity to contribute in the advanced drug discovery programs as well as early target identification group. You will be part of a core group to evaluate novel targets and identify predictive biomarkers to expand our drug discovery pipeline. This position offers the unique opportunity to directly impact a growing portfolio of targeted therapies in a fast-paced and innovative research environment. Your work will support Blueprint Medicines to bring the next-generation treatment to benefit the right patient.

What will you do?

  • Maintain up to date with relevant literatures and identify creative ways to validate new targets.
  • Independently carrying out cellular and molecular biology techniques, including gene targeting approaches and small molecule inhibition, to dissect mechanism of action.
  • Develop, optimize, and proactively troubleshoot cellular screening assays.
  • Design and execute key experiments for target validation and biomarker hypothesis generation.
  • Experimental and intellectual contribution to cross-functional project teams.
  • Perform other responsibilities as assigned.

What minimum qualifications do we require?

  • PhD in oncology, molecular biology, cell biology, or related discipline.

What additional qualifications will make you a stronger candidate?

  • Excellent time management skills, and comfortable with multi-tasking to thrive in a fast-paced environment and meet deadlines.
  • Self-motivated creative scientist with a strong can-do attitude.
  • Highly skilled in carrying out a wide range of state-of-the-art molecular and cellular biology techniques, including immunoblots, qPCR, mammalian cell culture, etc.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technology as they become available.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross-functional team environment.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, as well as excellent documentation and organizational skills.
  • Familiarity with standard software analytical tools, xlsx, Prism, etc.
  • Commitment to our Core Values: Patients First, Thoughtfulness, Urgency, Trust, Optimism

Why Blueprint?

At Blueprint Medicines, we achieve impactful results because of our global crew of compassionate innovators - the Blue Crew. Through authentic relationships and our collective entrepreneurial spirit and action, we are each empowered to take ownership and execute with strategic prioritization. We put trust in our people to break through norms and conventions using their individual strengths and insights, which drives our success.

This is the place where the extraordinary becomes reality, and you could be part of it. Patients are waiting. Are you ready to make the leap?

COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement

As a biotechnology organization, it is our responsibility to do everything we can to safeguard the health and safety of our workforce, our communities, and the patients we serve. That is why, prior to their start date, new hires must provide confirmation that they are fully vaccinated against COVID-19, or receive approval by Blueprint for an exemption for health reasons contraindicating the vaccines or sincerely held religious beliefs. Accommodation requests for either of these reasons should be made to

Equity, Diversity, Inclusion and Affirmative Action

At Blueprint Medicines, we foster a culture of equity, diversity and inclusion. A proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer, we consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law. We are also an E-Verify Employer. We will make reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, for qualified individuals with known disabilities. If you are an individual with a disability in need of an accommodation with the application or recruiting process, please reach out to

For more information, please see our EEO-AA Policy Statement, the EEO Know Your Rights Poster, as well as our Pay Transparency Statement.

Blueprint Medicines is a global precision therapy company that invents life-changing therapies for people with cancer and blood disorders. Applying an approach that is both precise and agile, we create medicines that selectively target genetic drivers, with the goal of staying one step ahead across stages of disease. Since 2011, we have leveraged our research platform, including expertise in molecular targeting and world-class drug design capabilities, to rapidly and reproducibly translate science into a broad pipeline of precision therapies. Today, we are delivering approved medicines directly to patients in the United States and Europe, and we are globally advancing multiple programs for systemic mastocytosis, lung cancer and other genomically defined cancers, and cancer immunotherapy. For more information, visit and follow us on Twitter (@BlueprintMeds) and LinkedIn.

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