Manufacturing Associate (1st Shift, Devens)

Company: Editas Medicine
Job type: Full-time

At Editas, we’re driven by a collective purpose, to bring transformative and life changing therapies to people living with serious diseases with the greatest unmet needs. This fuels our drive to excel in scientific innovation, allowing us to harness the power and potential of CRISPR/Cas9 and CRISPR/Cpf1 (Cas12a) gene editing.
We believe our people are at the core of everything we do, and we’re committed to cultivating a culture where every individual feels valued and included. To do this, we strive to integrate belonging, inclusivity, diversity, and equity into every aspect of our organization.
Together, we are leading the way towards a healthier and more equitable future.
Position Summary
Editas Medicine is seeking a Manufacturing Associate to join our internal manufacturing team at our new Devens, MA site. This person will be a part of our 1st Shift teams, operating from 6 AM to 2 PM. Travel between our Devens, MA and Waltham, MA facilities may be required as Editas scales capacity at the Devens facility. Ideal candidates will have experience working in a GMP facility or the ability to demonstrate experience with aseptic technique.
Key Responsibilities:
As the Manufacturing Associate, you will be responsible for:
Perform duties as dictated by standard operating procedures (SOPs) for cellular product manufacturing and under GxP guidelines as directed.
Work in a clean room environment while fully gowned following GMP guidelines and using aseptic technique.
Work in a Biological Safety Cabinet for open processing operations.
Operate instrumentation needed for cell manufacturing.
Accurately complete batch record documentation, all appropriate equipment log entries, and GMP documentation.
Maintain orderly lab space. 
Maintain sufficient inventory of supplies and reagents for performance of duties.  Clean and maintain laboratory equipment in good working order.
Prepare solutions and culture media as appropriate.
Work in compliance with all appropriate laboratory regulatory and safety requirements.
Complete revisions of documents and procedures to reflect all cGMP’s
Expectation 3-4 days per week in cleanroom processing, some weeks may require 5 depending on schedule. 
Required Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will possess:
Bachelor’s degree with 0-2 years of relevant experience
High School diploma and 2 or more years related industry experience or an Associate's Degree in Life Sciences/Engineering field with 1 year of GMP Manufacturing experience will be considered
Ability to pass sterile gowning qualification required.
Preferred Qualifications:
Additionally, candidates with the following attributes are preferred:
Previous cleanroom or cGMP experience is highly desirable.
Fill/finish or aseptic technique training strongly preferred.
Experience with primary cell culture, preferably with human cells.
Self-motivated and detailed-oriented. Willing to be trained to new techniques.
Ability to read and understand Standard Operating Procedures
Attention to detail.
Good communication skills and the ability to work independently, as well as part of a team.
Preferred experience with GMP document creation/revision
Preferred experience with Excel and Microsoft Office applications
Hygiene hot topics for cleanroom work:
No nail polish -Limited nail length as sterile gloves are required
No makeup/perfume, No hair spray/gel
Piercings must be able to be removed or covered with lab tape
Benefits Summary:
Editas provides a comprehensive array of benefits to all employees, including a Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO Medical Plan, a company-funded Health Savings Account, Dental and Vision Insurance, Life and Disability Insurance, Dependent Care Account, Tuition Reimbursement, 401(k) plan with company match, Employee Stock Purchase Plan, Employee Assistance Plan, Wellness Programs, and a flexible Paid Time Off policy.
If you are a results-focused and collaborative professional with a passion for advancing transformative therapies, we invite you to apply. Join us at the forefront of genetic innovation and be a key contributor to Editas Medicine's mission of redefining healthcare through cutting-edge genetic technologies.
Fostering Belonging. Fueling Innovation. Transforming Lives.

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