Scientist, Preclinical NGS

Intellia Therapeutics

Intellia Therapeutics

Posted on Saturday, September 2, 2023

Why Join Intellia? 

Our mission is to develop curative genome editing treatments that can positively transform the lives of people living with severe and life-threatening diseases. 

Beyond our science, we live our four core values: One, Explore, Disrupt, Deliver and feel strongly that you can achieve more at Intellia. We have a single-minded determination to excel and succeed together. We believe in the power of curiosity and pushing boundaries. We welcome challenging thoughts and imagination to develop innovative solutions. And we know that patients are counting on us to make the promise a reality, so we must maintain high standards and get it done. 

We want all of our people to go beyond what is possible. We aren’t constrained by typical end rails, and we aren’t out to just “treat” people. We’re all in this for something more. We’re driven to cure and motivated for change. Just imagine the possibilities of what we can do together.   

How you will Achieve More with Intellia:

Intellia is looking for a Scientist focused on Cell Therapy/NGS to support advancing genome-edited Cell Therapy products into the clinic.  Within this critical role, you will be responsible for the implementation and execution of on-target and genotoxicity data packages enabling in vivo and cell therapy program progression into clinical trials.  You will be responsible for the documentation enabling regulatory filings, including data documentation and quality control.  In this lab-based position, you will serve on therapeutic program teams supporting regulatory filings and documentation.  In this role, you will:

  • Generate data in support of genotoxicity data packages for regulatory filings and clinical programs

  • Transition genomic assays from research into development through optimization and validation to apply to regulatory programs implementing SOPs, standards, etc

  • Ensure data quality and writing of technical reports in addition to supporting genotoxicity addendums, briefing books, INDs, CTAs and other requests from global regulatory authorities

  • Partner with computational biology, software engineering, and PreClinical Project Management on data analysis, data capture, and documentation

  • Partner with Genomic Innovation to develop and align on off-target and genomic characterization assays to support pipeline programs and platform technology

  • Serve as SME for genotoxicity assessment in support of cell therapy development program advancement to the clinic

  • Partner with PreClinical in vitro pharmacology on strategy for in vitro sample preparation in support of genotoxicity assays

  • Effectively interact with other functional area experts in a program team environment to execute the best course of action for genotoxicity assessment

  • Work with PreClinical Project Management to align resources and timelines

  • Partner with regulatory, clinical, and program team leads to support regulatory filings

  • Manage and mentor junior level scientist

About You:

The Scientist NGS will have demonstrated expertise in NGS and other sequencing methodologies, molecular biology, gene editing approaches and experience in supporting gene editing therapies into the clinic, including engaging with health authorities both written and verbally.

  • PhD with 1-3 years directly related industry experience or MS/BS 5-10 year equivalent relevant experience

  • Solid hands-on experience in DNA/RNA sequencing library preparation, quantification, and sequencing using Illumina sequencing platforms (NextSeq, Miseq, NovaSeq). 

  • Extensive knowledge of CRISPR gene editing approaches and genotoxicity assays.

  • Experience with liquid handling platforms (preferably Hamilton) is preferred.

  • Experience in writing and documentation supporting regulatory filings, responding to health authority questions and interacting with health authorities.

Meet your future team:

You will be an SME for genotoxicity and gene editing products working closely with PreClinical in vitro pharamcology, Computational Biology, Toxicology, Genomics Innovation and PreClinical Project Management to support the development of genome editing based therapeutics into the clinic.  We are accountable for enabling our programs in early research to reach development candidate nomination through regulatory filing and into clinical trials.

In this key role, you will report directly to the Head of Preclinical Genomics, who fosters and instills a culture of teamwork, respect, inclusion, collaboration, and communication ensuring that each team member strives to reach their professional and personal potential.  You will join an eager and collaborative team striving to bring revolutionary genomic medicines to patients. 

Covid-19 Vaccination Policy: All Intellia employees, regardless of work location, are expected to follow all applicable federal, state, and local public health regulations and guidelines, and are strongly encouraged to follow all public health recommendations, including being vaccinated for COVID-19.

EEOC Statement: Intellia believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Intellia will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.