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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.

To Apply: Please email your cover letter and resume to [email protected]. 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.

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Current Job Openings

Operations Manager

Addgene is currently seeking a Operations Manager to support our rapid growth. As part of the Business Operations Team, the Operations Manager will report to the Director of Business Development and work closely with our Customer Support Manager on a range of activities that advance Addgene’s mission and global reach. The Operations Manager will assist with efforts to increase efficiency and streamline operational processes, particularly as they relate to our distribution chain.

Job Description

The Operations Manager will be responsible for the following activities:

  • Manage the day-to-day activities of the Shipping Operations Team
    • Manage Shipping Operations Specialist(s)
    • Oversee the completion of all tasks related to order processing and shipping to ensure successful delivery of Addgene materials to requesting labs
    • Interface closely with the Customer Support Team to provide knowledgeable, friendly support to customers with shipping-related questions and concerns
    • Serve as point of escalation for shipping logistics challenges
    • Liaise with the other teams as necessary to ensure shipping related issues are resolved in a timely and efficient manner
    • Work closely with the Customer Support Manager to set, track, and report on team/departmental goals
  • Support Addgene’s growth and new business initiatives, including:
    • Manage Addgene’s courier relationships through proactive communications
    • Support Addgene’s international distributor and logistics partner relationships
    • Manage and prioritize improvements related to order processing and shipping operations processes; interact closely with the Software Development Team on implementing solutions and improvements
    • Explore solutions to shipping logistics issues as they arise for existing catalog materials, as well as researching shipping strategies for any new material type that Addgene may choose to distribute in the future
    • As necessary, support in the identification of new distributors and/or logistics partners and facilitate their integration
  • Lead and participate in additional projects as necessary

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 2-3 years of relevant operations experience
  • Experience with distribution, international logistics, or shipping operations preferred
  • Experience with shipping of biological and/or frozen materials a plus
  • Demonstrated ability to think strategically and turn strategy into action
  • Self-starter, with strong sense of ownership and proven teamwork skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized with ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently
  • Strong decision making, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Experience with people and project management a plus
  • Ability to identify and drive opportunities for continuous improvement of systems
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

Start Date

June 2018


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

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Addgene is currently seeking an individual to join our team as an Accountant. In this role, you will work closely with the Director of Finance and the Accounting Manager in support of the day-to-day accounting operations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Process daily credit card transactions including following up with employees for receipts and documentation and entering transactions into NetSuite
  • Work with department managers to develop and streamline the collection and recording of receipts in accordance with our audit standards
  • Assist the Accounting Manager with day-to-day Accounts Payable processing
  • Serve as backup for Accounts Receivable data entry and collections
  • Assist the Accounting Manager with month-end reconciliations and journal entries
  • Initiate and lead projects to improve and automate processes
  • Organize, update, and maintain Accounting protocols and files
  • Work with cross team peers in developing best practices to improve efficiency and productivity
  • Generate ad-hoc reports as requested by managers

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field
  • 2 to 5 years of Accounting experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize, and work efficiently
  • Advanced ability in Excel (Pivot Tables, VLOOKUP, etc.)
  • Experience with NetSuite is a plus

Start Date

May 2018


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


Preferred Schedule

Monday-Friday; 9am – 1:00pm


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

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