Open Position

Scientist, Gene Editing

The Company

Verve Therapeutics is a biotechnology company created with a singular focus: to protect the world from heart disease. The company brings together human genetics analysis and gene editing — two of the biggest breakthroughs in 21st century biomedicine — to develop transformative therapies for coronary heart disease. Verve is developing medicines, administered once in life, to safely edit the genome of adults to permanently lower LDL cholesterol and triglyceride levels and thereby treat coronary heart disease. Founded by world-leading experts in cardiovascular medicine, human genetics and gene editing, Verve is backed by a top-tier syndicate of investors, including GV (formerly Google Ventures), ARCH Venture Partners, F-Prime Capital, Biomatics Capital, Wellington Management, Casdin Capital, and Partners Innovation Fund. The company was recognized as a “2020 Best Places to Work” by the Boston Business Journal. Verve is headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

The Position

 Verve is seeking a motivated individual with experience in CRISPR-Cas9 based gene editing technologies, with a particular emphasis on off-target gene editing outcomes. The key responsibilities are as follows:

    • Design, develop and execute molecular and cell-based assays to advance our lead development program:
        • Use enzymatic/PCR based methods (RT-PCR, qRT-PCR, standard, etc) to assess gene editing outcomes using next generation sequencing
        • Develop techniques in-house that are currently being utilized by the field
        • Compile and present results to functional teams
    • Select and manage contract research organizations (CROs) to support lead program(s)
    • Propose and implement new techniques for off-target gene editing analysis as they are developed
    • Candidates with experience in primary cell culture work and next generation sequencing are preferred

EEO Statement

Verve Therapeutics is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know.

Recruitment & Staffing Agencies

Verve Therapeutics does not accept agency resumes unless contacted directly by internal Verve Talent Acquisition. Please do not forward resumes to our account, Verve employees or any other company location; Verve Therapeutics is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.