Research Associate, Molecular Engineering at Scribe Therapeutics
Alameda, CA, US

Scribe Therapeutics is a molecular engineering company focused on creating best-in-class in vivo therapies that permanently treat the underlying cause of disease. Founded by CRISPR inventors and leading molecular engineers Benjamin Oakes, Brett Staahl, David Savage, and Jennifer Doudna, Scribe is overcoming the limitations of current genome editing technologies by developing custom engineered enzymes and delivery modalities as part of a proprietary, evergreen CRISPR by Design™ platform for CRISPR-based genetic medicine.


We are seeking a highly creative, passionate, and motivated individual to join us in our quest to develop the next generation of CRISPR-based therapeutics. The current role is for a Research Associate, Molecular Engineering to join our team and advance our platform. The candidate should have a passion for working collaboratively with biologists and bioengineers to enable building the necessary tools for meeting the new frontier of CRISPR-based therapeutics. Additionally, the candidate would bring expertise in molecular biology, tissue culture, and NGS prep, or a willingness to learn. 


The candidate will have numerous opportunities for professional growth in a rapidly growing biotechnology start-up, which includes growing into a leadership role of increasing responsibilities and the ability to publish highly impactful work in peer reviewed journals. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the engineering team to clone and characterize CRISPR molecules to advance activity, specificity, and novel functionality
  • Learn and execute the necessary molecular biology, tissue culture, biological assays, and related data processing and analysis
  • Help the team design and execute hypothesis-driven and properly controlled studies, analyze data with rigorous statistics, and write up publication quality reports
  • Effectively collaborate with members within a fully integrated team to facilitate execution on projects within established timelines
  • Effectively present data and communicate research plans and timelines to the core team
  • Foster a driven, fast-paced, dynamic, and fun environment in which to do rigorous science

Required Skills and Background:

  • A BS/BA in Bioengineering, Cell or Molecular Biology, Synthetic Biology, or related discipline
  • 2+ years wet lab research experience required
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture, molecular cloning, PCR, and NGS library prep
  • Exemplify our values of integrity, creativity, drive and pragmatism
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated quantitative and scientific thinker as evidenced by a strong publication record
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced, interdisciplinary research team

Preferred Skills and Background:

  • Post graduate studies or pharmaceutical industry experience are a plus
  • Experience with CRISPR-Cas gene editing systems and delivery technology desired
  • Experience with pooled screening techniques
  • Familiarity with CRISPR technologies and therapeutic approaches
  • Familiarity with protein or RNA structure and engineering approaches


Salary will be commensurate with experience. We will provide an intellectually stimulating, collegial and fast-paced environment. If you are ready to engineer the future of therapeutics, then we are excited to hear from you! Visit us at  


We are committed to creating a diverse environment and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status.


At the time of posting, the base pay wage range for this role is $65,000-90,000 per year.  The offered pay range will depend on internal equity and the candidate’s relevant skills, experience, qualifications, training, and market data.  Additional incentives are provided as part of the complete package in addition to comprehensive medical and other benefits.