Our commitment to people with muscle diseases
is our greatest strength

Scientist, Platform Development

Department: 103 Platform

Location: Waltham, MA

Company Overview:

Dyne Therapeutics is building a leading muscle disease company dedicated to advancing innovative life-transforming therapeutics for people living with genetically driven diseases. With its proprietary FORCE™ platform, Dyne is developing modern oligonucleotide therapeutics that are designed to overcome limitations in delivery to muscle tissue seen with other approaches. Dyne’s broad portfolio of therapeutic candidates for serious muscle diseases includes programs for myotonic dystrophy type 1 (DM1), Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) and facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD). For more information, please visit https://www.dyne-tx.com/, and follow us on TwitterLinkedIn and Facebook.

Role Summary:

Dyne is seeking a talented and highly motivated Scientist in biology/chemistry/biochemistry to help generate and advance our therapeutics research and support our drug discovery programs. This team member will collaborate closely with in vitro/in vivo biology colleagues to generate and characterize research materials and will also help establish and contribute to the operations of our laboratories.

The ideal candidate is a highly motivated individual with exceptional communication and collaboration skills. The qualified candidate will have the opportunity to build, contribute to, and expand our innovative platform technology and advance Dyne's mission of pioneering life-transforming therapies for patients with serious muscle diseases.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Execute research plans for the generation of research therapeutic candidates for in vitro and in vivo studies
  • Analyze the stability, potency, efficacy and purity of therapeutic materials
  • Develop in vitro systems for high-throughput screening of drug candidates
  • Identify and validate novel therapeutic targets to expand our FORCE platform
  • Contribute to critical discussions of therapeutic structure, activity, and function

 Education and Skills Requirements:

  • MS/PhD in biology/chemistry/biochemistry and 2-5 years of hands-on industry experience in early drug discovery and development
  • Experience in cell culture and in vitro cell-based assays (Flow Cytometry, Fluorescence Microscopy, ELISA, cell reporter systems)
  • Experience with high-throughput screening of candidate biologics or small molecules
  • Skills with chromatographic separation are a plus (e.g. SEC, HPLC, HIC, IEX, LC-MS)
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate ideas and document research
  • Experienced in software applications (Prism, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Must be authorized to work in the United States
  • Position is based in Waltham, MA; no relocation package available

The statements contained herein reflect general details as necessary to describe the principles functions for this job, the level of knowledge and skill typically required, and the scope of responsibility, but should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements.  Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods or otherwise balance workload.

This description is not intended to be constructed as an exhaustive list of duties, responsibilities, or requirements for the position. This position may change or assume additional duties at any time.  The employee may be requested to perform different or additional duties as assigned. All Employees are expected to adhere to all company policies and act as a role model for company values.

Dyne Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.


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