POSITION – Scientist, Exosome Biology
REFERENCE # – CB-0104
PRIMARY LOCATION – Woburn, Massachusetts
JOB POSTING – June 3, 2016
EMPLOYMENT STATUS – Full Time Regular
Codiak BioSciences is leveraging recent advances in the biology of extracellular vesicles and their role in intercellular communication. Codiak aims to become the world’s leading company in developing exosomes as a new therapeutic and diagnostic modality for the treatment of a wide array of diseases, including cancer. Recent discoveries have demonstrated that exosomes derived from normal cells can act as a potent and safe delivery system for multiple therapeutic payloads. These small vesicles, which leave cells and travel throughout the body, can mediate dramatic effects in animal models of disease. The group has also shown that exosomes derived from cancer cells contain specific proteins on their surface that can be used to quickly detect and characterize cancer from a sample of patient’s blood. They can also be used to monitor the response to cancer treatment, and to detect relapses.
Codiak BioSciences is seeking a Scientist, Exosome Biology to help develop the company’s novel exosome-based therapeutic and diagnostic platforms.
1. Driving research under the overall supervision of the Sr Director of R&D (with a dotted line to the Chief Scientist), to optimize exosomes the use as therapeutics, including the engineering and loading of therapeutic exosomes;
2. Testing of these in biological systems in vitro, and subsequently in vivo;
3. Participating in developing innovative solutions for exosome therapeutic design and experimental testing;
4. Rigorous documentation of research methods and results;
5. Active presentation of findings at internal and external meetings;
6. Active participation in project teams, and contribution to reports, patent applications, and regulatory filings.
7. Authorship of manuscripts and presentation of original work at scientific conferences and symposia.
PhD or equivalent degree in biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, molecular biology, cell biology, immunology or similar discipline, ideally with relevant post doc research experience in the field of extracellular vesicles. This position requires a solid understanding of experiment design and fluency in the scientific concepts that underlie relevant methodological approaches, as well as the ability to design appropriate experiments to test hypotheses, especially those related to the characterization exosomes and the effects of exosomes in recipient cells. The successful candidate will have excellent organization and communication skills, the ability to collaborate effectively, and an enthusiasm for problem solving. As part of a growing start-up company, the incumbent will be uniquely exposed to a broad range of activities both inside and outside of the laboratory.
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Those interested in contributing to Codiak BioSciences’ development of the nascent and exciting field of exosome technology are invited to email their CV with and any relevant credentials to the address below:
Codiak BioSciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to a culturally diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race; color; creed; religion; national origin; age; ancestry; nationality; marital, domestic partnership or civil union status; sex, gender, gender identity or expression; affectional or sexual orientation; disability; veteran or military status or liability for military status; domestic violence victim status; atypical cellular or blood trait; genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing) or any other characteristic protected by law.