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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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To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to jobs@addgene.org. Only applications including both a cover letter and resume will be considered.

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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.


Current Job Openings

Senior Systems Administrator

Addgene is seeking a Systems Administrator to manage all aspects of our organization's computer systems, including office and operational systems.

Job Description

As the Addgene Senior Systems Administrator, you will:

  • Manage systems including Windows Servers and Domain Controllers, VOIP, Google Apps, Dropbox, and other SaaS solutions.
  • Manage our networking resources, including our fiber connection to the internet, firewall, routers, DNS servers, DHCP and VPNs.
  • Build out and maintain hardware used to support the office, including servers, storage systems, and networking equipment.
  • Handle day-to-day helpdesk issues from our staff.
  • Manage employee user access to corporate systems.
  • Oversee purchasing & maintenance of our desktops, laptops, servers, and networking equipment.
  • Manage office infrastructure such as printers, copiers, and audio/visual equipment.
  • Document IT process.
  • Supervise our part-time IT Intern(s).
  • Keep up to date with new technologies and best practices, and seek out opportunities to integrate them into our office.
  • Maintain your work life balance while nurturing and growing your professional and technical abilities.

Job Qualifications

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

  • Required Skills:
    • 4+ years IT experience
    • Windows Server (2012+) / Active Directory
    • Windows 7+
    • OS X / MacOS
    • Google Apps
    • Networking (topology / routing / firewall)
    • Ability to work independently / minimal supervision
  • Preferred/Ideal Skills:
    • Linux (entry level / desktop experience is fine)
    • Virtualization (ESX on servers, virtualbox on desktops)
    • Automation (or at least an interest in learning this)

We welcome diversity and non-traditional paths into the developer profession, and advocate strongly for hiring the right person as opposed to the right combination of tech keywords.

Start Date

October/November 2016

Applications

Please send brief cover letter and resume to jobs@addgene.org. 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 brief cover letter and resume to jobs@addgene.org. Only applications with a cover letter AND resume will be considered.

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