Computational Biologist

Intellia Therapeutics
Job Location
Cambridge, MA 01826
Job Description

Intellia Therapeutics is seeking a computational biologist/bioinformatician to support the development of CRISPR/Cas9 based therapeutics. This position is an opportunity to contribute to diverse aspects Intellia's bioinformatics platform from the building pipelines for processing NGS data to analyzing downstream data.



  • Develop and support NGS pipelines using commonly utilized tools (BWA, bowtie, samtools, etc)

  • Apply rigorous statistical methods for testing hypotheses on processed data

  • Implement and optimize databases and data storage methods (MySQL)

  • Work with scientists to develop computational methods and tools to support new assays and implement data analyses

  • Create scientifically rigorous visualizations, communications, and presentations of results



  • Demonstrated ability to write elegant and clean code in R, Python, Perl, or C++

  • Experience processing and analyzing biological data, specifically sequencing data

  • Familiarity with Linux and shell scripting/bash



  • BS/MS in Bioinformatics with at least 2 years of relevant experience or recent Ph.D. in Computational Biology/Bioinformatics or related field

How to Apply
About Our Organization

The development of CRISPR/Cas9 gene editing technology opens a new frontier in biomedical research and clinical intervention. Adapted from a natural cellular process, CRISPR/Cas9 permits the editing of any gene in any organism with unprecedented simplicity and flexibility. Intellia was founded in 2014 by Caribou Biosciences and Atlas Venture, along with a consortium of leading scientists who have helped define the space. Intellia Therapeutics holds exclusive access to a broad intellectual property portfolio covering the application of CRISPR/Cas9 technology for human therapeutic use.

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