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Are you looking for a career in a mission-driven organization with a fun, enthusiastic, and collaborative environment? Check out our job openings below. We are a global, nonprofit plasmid repository dedicated to making it easier for scientists to share research materials.

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Who We Are

Addgene is a thriving nonprofit founded in 2004 that facilitates biomedical research and discovery. Our biorepository stores, archives, and distributes DNA-based materials called plasmids for academic scientists around the world. Addgene's plasmid collection is used to advance research in a wide variety of disciplines, including cancer, heart disease, and neurodegenerative disorders.

We are a growing company offering opportunities for scientists and non-scientists alike to contribute to the scientific community.

Addgene is committed to creating a diverse environment and is 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, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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Why Work Here

Addgene's culture of collaboration, initiative, and flexibility makes it an ideal place to work and contribute. Our energetic team is dedicated to the mission of the organization and to making a difference within not only the scientific community but also in the communities in which we live and work. Some reasons why you will want to consider a career at Addgene include:

  • Full Benefits

    We offer a comprehensive 100% company-paid benefit package that includes health, dental, life, short-term and long-term disability insurance. In addition, employees are encouraged to participate in an individual retirement account. We also offer flexible spending accounts for medical and dependent care expenses. The cost of public transportation or parking is fully paid by the company.

  • Work-Life Balance

    Our generous and flexible paid time off practices help maintain work life balance while providing opportunities for relaxation, travel, and fun throughout the year. In addition to the 10-12 paid holidays each year, we offer vacation, personal and sick time as well as winter break. We also offer paid parental leave.

  • Collaborative Team Environment

    We have a casual work atmosphere where everyone’s opinions and ideas are valued. We offer opportunities to work on and lead projects in a variety of areas.

  • Professional Development Opportunities

    We encourage professional development for our employees and provide support to take advantage of such opportunities. We host professional development discussion groups, offer on-site training, and make funding available for outside programs. Departmental career ladders allow opportunities for advancement and goal-oriented performance discussions take place at least annually.

  • Fun Events & Activities

    We encourage and support team building activities both within and outside of the workplace, including volunteer projects, book club, cook-offs, trivia nights, and sporting events. We celebrate birthdays, work anniversaries, and successes.

  • Great Location

    Our office is conveniently located at 75 Sidney Street in Cambridge, MA close to Central Square. Employees have the opportunity to enjoy many amenities that this dynamic and thriving area offers.

*Please note benefits may differ for part-time employees.

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Current Job Openings

Marketing & Outreach Specialist

We are currently seeking a Marketing & Outreach Specialist who will join our Outreach team to help develop and coordinate marketing and social media campaigns, as well as assist with outreach projects. This is a terrific opportunity to become part of a dynamic environment and to contribute to an important resource for the scientific community.

Job Description

Addgene is looking for an energetic individual with experience in marketing and communications who will implement marketing strategies to increase awareness and engagement in the scientific community. Examples of specific tasks include:

  • Develop and oversee marketing campaigns
  • Track and analyze the effectiveness of marketing strategies
  • Create, order, and inventory marketing materials and graphics
  • Responsible for Google AdWords, Google Analytics, online advertising campaigns, and social media campaigns
  • Work with other teams at Addgene on special projects and assignments as needed
  • Position may include supervision of part-time employees

Job Qualifications

Candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, organized individuals who want to be a part of Addgene’s mission. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Marketing or Communications degree preferred
  • 1-2 years of marketing experience; life sciences or healthcare industry preferred
  • Solid understanding of inbound marketing, social media marketing, and traditional advertising strategies
  • Strong understanding of basic biological science concepts and terminology
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Competence in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience designing graphics in Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop

Start Date

June 2017

Applications

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. Only applications with a cover letter AND resume will be considered.

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Senior Scientist – Biological Repository

Addgene is seeking a Senior Scientist to join the organization and assist with the increased demand for our services. This is a terrific opportunity to become part of a dynamic environment and to contribute to an important resource for the scientific community.

Job Description

Although you will not be conducting bench research, you will use your previous experience to assist the scientific community. Examples of specific tasks include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Provide support to requesting scientists by answering biology-related technical questions
  • Interface with scientists to solicit and facilitate plasmid deposits
  • Collect and enter cloning information on behalf of laboratories
  • Conduct quality control of plasmids, primarily through sequence verification (sequencing reactions conducted by an outside company)
  • Work closely with depositing laboratories to resolve quality control issues
  • Maintain familiarity with scientific literature in various fields
  • Assist with special projects

Job Qualifications

Candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, organized individuals who want to be a part of Addgene’s mission. Specific qualifications include:

  • PhD in Biology or other life science
  • Experience in Molecular Biology strongly preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Good oral and written communication skills and ability to work closely with scientists
  • Strong troubleshooting and analytical skills and ability to handle multiple tasks under minimal supervision
  • Familiarity with sequence analysis and plasmid mapping software. Knowledge of next-generation sequencing technology is a plus
  • Willingness to attend scientific conferences and meet with scientists (~1 trip/year)

Start Date

May 2017

Applications

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to [email protected]. Only applications with a cover letter AND resume will be considered.

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Lab Technician II - Research Team

Addgene has recently begun distributing viruses made from our popular plasmids, and we are seeking a scientist to join Addgene’s viral production team. This is a terrific opportunity to become part of a dynamic environment and to contribute to an important resource for the scientific community.

Job Description

  • Produce lentiviral and AAV particles from expression plasmids
  • Determine titer and conduct quality control of viral particles
  • Test and optimize protocols for production and quality control of viral particles
  • Organize and track samples during production and storage
  • Conduct DNA preparations of individual plasmids and pooled plasmid libraries
  • Package and ship DNA and viral samples to scientists around the world
  • Responsible for supporting lab operations, including inventory management, solution preparation, and standard lab tasks
  • Assist with basic research as relevant
  • Lead and participate on special projects as needed

Job Qualifications

Candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, organized individuals who want to be a part of Addgene’s mission. Specific qualifications include:

  • BS or MS in Biology or a life science discipline
  • 2-3 years of experience (BS) or 0-2 years of experience (MS)
  • Experience with mammalian cell culture and DNA transfections
  • Familiarity with viral production preferred
  • Proficient sterile technique
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Enthusiastic and self-motivated
  • Able to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English; strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Familiar with general computer software
  • Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States

Start Date

May/June 2017

Applications

Please send cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Only applications with a cover letter AND resume will be considered.

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Part-time Order Processing Assistant (20 hours per week)

In this position, you will assist the laboratory staff as requested and directed with preparing and packaging plasmid orders. You will spend approximately 75% of your time packaging orders and 25% of your time may be spent in the lab.

Job Responsibilities

  • Prepare samples for shipment, print order fulfillment documents, and package samples into boxes for shipment
  • Prepare and dispense media using sterile techniques
  • Assist with other routine lab operation tasks as instructed

Job Qualifications

  • Interest in life sciences industry
  • Familiarity with pipetting and using sterile, aseptic technique preferred
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Familiarity with general computer software, including MS Office and web applications
  • Self-motivated, organized, able to work independently
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in English; strong written and oral communication skills required
  • Must be able to lift and move up to 25 lbs

Start Date

Immediate

Preferred Schedule

Monday-Friday; 9am – 1:00pm

Applications

Please send a brief cover letter and resume to [email protected]. Only applications with a cover letter AND resume will be considered.

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