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Associate Scientist - Target Discovery

About KSQ Therapeutics

KSQ Therapeutics has built an industry-leading genome-scale precision functional genomics platform, called CRISPRomics, to pinpoint therapeutic nodes that directly correlate genomic function to disease with unprecedented certainty and speed. The company is deploying CRISPRomics for novel drug development across broad therapeutic areas and is advancing a proprietary pipeline of tumor- and immune-focused drug candidates for oncology. KSQ was founded by thought leaders in the field of functional genomics and pioneers of CRISPR screening technologies. The company is located in Kendall Square in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Position summary

KSQ Therapeutics is seeking an exceptional and highly motivated Associate Scientist to join the Target Discovery group. The successful applicant will use their cell and molecular biology understanding to support the development of autologous T cell transfer therapies. This is a unique opportunity to learn and develop in a highly dynamic and interdisciplinary environment.


  • Perform supervisor-guided cell and molecular biology experiments in the lab
  • Contribute to the development and characterization of genetically engineered cancer cell lines, and primary immune cells
  • Support process development efforts for KSQ’s autologous T cell transfer therapy programs
  • Document, and communicate experimental design and data
  • Work enthusiastically as part of an interdisciplinary team


  • B.S. or M.S. in biology, immunology, or a related field
  • Background in cell and molecular biology
  • 1-2 years of experience working in a research laboratory
  • Desired hands-on experience
    • Mammalian tissue culture and transfection techniques
    • Cellular growth assays and phenotyping
    • Molecular biology techniques including DNA/RNA isolation, qPCR, and Western blotting
  • Excellent experimental documentation, as well as verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to quality, attention to detail, outstanding organizational skills, and team player mentality


A competitive overall compensation package including: competitive base salary, and bonus potential.

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