Addgene Careers

Are you looking for a career in a mission-driven organization with a fun, high-energy environment? Check out our job openings at Addgene. We are a global, non-profit plasmid repository dedicated to making it easier for scientists to share research materials.

Current Job Openings

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.

Who We Are

Addgene is a thriving non-profit 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 young, growing company offering opportunities for scientists and non-scientists alike to contribute to the scientific community.

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 a individual retirement account. The cost of public transportation or parking is fully paid by the company. These benefits apply to full-time regular employees.

  • Vacation & Other Paid Time Off

    Our generous and flexible paid time off practices provide opportunities for relaxation, travel, and fun throughout the year. These benefits apply to full- and part-time regular employees.

  • Collaborative Team Environment

    We offer opportunities to work on and lead projects in a variety of areas.

  • Professional Development 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 One Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA close to MIT. Employees have the opportunity to join the on-site fitness facility and enjoy many other amenities that this dynamic and thriving area offers.

Current Job Openings

IT Intern

Addgene is currently seeking an IT intern to join our team. Reporting to the Systems Administrator, this role is an internship designed to provide a breadth of entry level experiences such as systems deployment, virtualized environments, VOIP systems and setting up WiFi for an office. Experience a little bit of everything that enables Addgene and other small business to operate on a day to day basis from an IT/systems perspective.

Job Description

As an IT Intern at Addgene you will perform a range of activities, including:

  • Deployment of VMWare virtualized systems utilizing tools such as ansible
  • Assisting with the implementation of a VOIP system and the integration of the VOIP system with Zendesk
  • Assisting the System Administrator with tasks related to an office move, such as building and documenting a new data infrastructure for the staff to migrate into as part of a move
  • Handling general helpdesk requests from staff
  • Perform an inventory of desktops, servers and other related equipment
  • Basic support of windows and linux servers

Job Qualifications

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

  • Familiarity with Linux, windows server environments, Mac OS, basic networking, basic scripting, virtualized environments, server monitoring systems
  • Excellent attention to detail, dependable
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks efficiently
  • Strong interest to learn and get hands on experience
  • Solid customer service skills to handle help desk tickets
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs

Job Location

Addgene is located at One Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. It is close to MIT, walking distance from the Red Line, and on several bus routes including CT2 and 68.


Monday-Friday, 4 hours per day; some weekend work may be required.

Start Date

December 2014


Please send 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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