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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.

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

Contracts & Business Administrator I

We are currently seeking an individual to support Addgene’s Technology Transfer Team in its Business Development group. The Contracts & Business Administrator will report to Addgene’s Corporate Counsel, assist with processing material transfer agreements (MTAs) for new plasmid deposits, and support the Business Development group in raising awareness of Addgene’s materials transfer process through additional projects.

Job Description

As the Contracts and Business Development Administrator at Addgene you will:

  • Support and facilitate plasmid deposits by helping process MTAs./li>
  • Respond to customer questions regarding the deposit process and customer accounts.
  • Assist with planning and preparing for meetings with technology transfer offices.
  • Meet with technology transfer offices, off-site (potentially out of state/for multiple days), at least three times a year.
  • Assist in researching and developing content for Addgene’s technology transfer newsletter, website, and additional marketing materials.
  • Assist with other projects as needed. This includes supporting other teams within Addgene on special projects and assignments.

Job Qualifications

Candidates should be self-motivated, highly organized individuals who are eager to promote scientific sharing and collaboration. Specific qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree, plus 1 to 3 years of contracts administration or technology transfer experience.
  • Excellent research, writing, and data organization skills with great attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to interact effectively, diplomatically, and productively with faculty, university administrators, and other technology transfer professionals.
  • Experience with general computer software, including MS Office, Google applications, and other web applications. Experience with Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, or other graphic design software is desirable but not required.
  • Experience in life sciences is desirable but not required.

Job Location

This position will be based at Addgene’s office at One Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

Start Date

Summer 2014

Applications

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@addgene.org. Only applications including both a cover letter and resume will be considered.

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Outreach Scientist

Job Description

Addgene is looking for an energetic individual with experience in molecular biology. Although you will not be conducting bench research, you will use your research experience to assist the scientific community. Examples of specific tasks include:

  • Solicit and facilitate plasmid deposits by working with academic researchers and members of their laboratories
  • Travel to universities and institutions in major research hubs, both in the US and internationally on a regular (~monthly) basis to acquire new materials
  • Collect and curate cloning information on behalf of laboratories to improve the quality of the resource
  • Craft communications from Addgene to the research community, including blog posts and articles for the quarterly newsletter
  • Create and manage content on Addgene’s website
  • Organize marketing initiatives, such as attending conferences, to increase awareness of Addgene
  • Investigate current literature to identify scientific trends and targets for expanding the collection
  • Manage and assist with special projects

Job Qualifications

Candidates should be enthusiastic, self-motivated, organized individuals who want to be a part of Addgene’s mission. You must be willing to travel (up to 20%) and possess the ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently. Specific qualifications include:

  • PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related field
  • Solid understanding of the principles of cloning and plasmid design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work closely with scientists
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience with project management preferred but not required
  • Ability to speak a second language a plus
  • Successful applicants will be asked to show proof that they can legally work in the United States

Job Location

This position will be based at Addgene’s office at One Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA.

Start Date

Summer/Fall 2014

Applications

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@addgene.org. Only applications including both a cover letter and resume will be considered.

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Part-time Scientific Curator

Job Description

Addgene is looking for an energetic individual with experience in molecular biology who will help the organization better serve scientists. As a Part-time Scientific Curator at Addgene, you will:

  • Curate Addgene’s plasmid collection
  • Design new webpages to organize and highlight various plasmids and plasmid collections
  • Maintain and update Addgene’s plasmid collections webpages
  • Write educational content related to molecular biology and cloning for Addgene’s website and blog
  • Work with Addgene Scientists to enter plasmid information provided by Depositing Scientists into Addgene’s database
  • Assist with special projects
  • Part-time (approximately 20 hours/week)

Job Qualifications

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

  • MS or PhD in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or related field
  • Solid understanding of the principles of cloning and plasmid design
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Experience in webpage design, HTML, and web graphics is desirable but not required

Job Location

The Part-time Scientific Curator will be based at Addgene’s office at One Kendall Square in Cambridge, MA. The position will initially require the individual to work in the office with the future potential for a portion of the work to be done offsite.

Start Date

Summer 2014

Applications

Please send cover letter and resume to jobs@addgene.org. Only applications including both a cover letter and resume will be considered.

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