Job Title: Scientist/Senior Scientist, Molecular Biology


Job Location: Boston/Cambridge, MA

Hiring Manager: Jesse Gray, Qin Yu


At Limelight Bio, we fix genes and bring hope to patients. We are an early stage biopharmaceutical company whose mission is to overcome key limitations of gene therapy, enabling its application to more genes, diseases, and patients. We recently secured $75 million in Series A funding to support our multi-platform approach, and we are in a phase of rapid expansion and hiring. We are opening a brand-new new Boston laboratory in May 2020.

We are seeking Scientist or Senior Scientist in molecular biology, to be based in our Boston-area location, who will:

  • Help to build the brand-new Limelight Bio Boston research site by setting up lab space and research capabilities

  • Help to create an entrepreneurial and creative culture that will deliver transformational therapies to patients

  • Design and execute molecular biology and cell-based experiments for multiple gene therapy discovery programs

  • Work closely with research associates and other scientists to advance projects as the technical leader, delivering quality and speed

  • Lead gene therapy early discovery programs, managing timeline and communicating plans and progress to cross-functional scientific teams 

  • Perform independent data analysis and electronic notebook record keeping

  • Support the creation and expansion of the company’s intellectual property


General Requirements:

  • Ph.D. in a life sciences-related discipline with a minimum of 2-years of relevant laboratory experience

  • Deep knowledge in molecular or cellular biology

  • Passion for working at the bench to independently advance programs and solve challenging problems 

  • Self-motivation and adaptability to evolving project priorities and responsibilities

  • Effective written and oral communication skills

  • Team-oriented, with a strong work ethic


Specific skills/knowledge required:

  • Well-developed experimental skills in molecular cloning, library preparation, cell culture, RNA handling, RNA-seq, qPCR/ddPCR, protein biochemistry, or assay development


Additional skills/experience beneficial, but not required:

  • Pharmaceutical or biotechnology industry experience

  • Expertise in viral and non-viral gene therapy drug discovery

  • Expertise in RNA processing

  • Expertise in high-throughput screening, including Massively Parallel Reporter Assays

  • Expertise in in vivo model development




Limelight Bio is a privately held, multi-platform, multi-disease biopharmaceutical company headquartered in Philadelphia, PA and Cambridge, MA. Since 2017, Limelight has been developing proprietary technologies, advanced targets, and leading drug candidates designed to overcome key limitations of current gene therapy and gene editing approaches.

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