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Co-op, mRNA/gRNA Platform Team, Analytical Research & Development

Beam Therapeutics

Beam Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Friday, October 27, 2023

Position Overview:

Beam is looking for a highly energetic, talented and motivated co-op to join our growing mRNA/gRNA Platform team within Analytical Research & Development organization from January through June 2024. The co-op will be responsible for developing separation-based mRNA and gRNA assays to support Beam’s lead programs. This is a wonderful opportunity for an individual who is seeking to contribute to high impact projects that drive innovation and help get our base editing therapies to patients suffering from serious diseases.


  • Support efforts in developing UPLC based analytical assays for mRNA and gRNA.
  • Work across multiple teams within the AD group and support program activities.
  • Contribute scientifically to assay troubleshooting and optimization.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and results.
  • Interpret data and evaluate experimental outcomes.
  • Present research results at internal meetings.


  • Pursuing a BS or MS in biological sciences or a related field (Bioengineering, Biochemistry/Biophysics, Cell Biology/Molecular Biology) with at least 1 year of relevant laboratory experience.
  • Basic understanding of biochemistry and nucleic acids with completion of laboratory courses in chemistry, biochemistry, or molecular biology.
  • Hands on experience with UPLC techniques is desired but not required.
  • Must be a team player, comfortable working collaboratively and thriving in a fast-paced environment.
  • A desire to learn new skills and be constantly challenged.
  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail.
  • This is an onsite position with flexibility to work remotely.