Neuromuscular Research Co Op | Dyne Therapeutics | $70k-$110k | Remote (US)

Neuromuscular Research Co Op | Dyne Therapeutics | $70k-$110k | Remote (US)

70,000 - 110,000 / year
Remote US
Application ends: July 3, 2024
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Job Description

Highlights of the Job Offer

  • Position and Salary: Neuromuscular Research Co-Op at Dyne Therapeutics, with a salary range of $70k-$110k.
  • Location: Waltham, Massachusetts, USA; the role requires relocation as remote work is not possible.
  • Duration: This is a 6-month Co-Op role starting in July.
  • Key Responsibilities: The role involves executing manual and automated extraction of nucleic acids and proteins, performing qRT-PCR and protein-based assays, and maintaining routine cell culture and cell-based assays.
  • Educational and Skills Requirements: Candidates should have a BS/MS or be pursuing a degree in a biological discipline. Hands-on experience in molecular biology techniques is preferred.
  • Learning Opportunity: The Co-Op offers extensive training in various lab techniques and provides a platform to contribute to research in neuromuscular diseases.
  • Team Collaboration: The individual will be an integral team member, contributing to data analysis and communication of findings.
  • Benefits: Includes comprehensive health insurance (medical, dental, vision), 401(k) with matching, unlimited vacation, paid time off, and additional perks such as company retreats, coworking and learning budgets, free gym membership, and mental wellness budget.
  • Additional Perks: Offers a four-day workweek, equity compensation, and no politics at work.
  • Work Environment: Promises an intellectually stimulating environment with a focus on discovery research in neuromuscular diseases.

Job Offer Details

Role Summary:

The Co-Op in the Neuromuscular Research Group will be trained in a variety of lab techniques and will support analysis of biological samples. The individual will be an integral team member and contribute to the understanding of molecular and cellular phenotypes of in vitro and in vivo models of neuromuscular diseases, discovery and characterization of potential therapeutic compounds using relevant models. The individual will have the opportunity to learn key aspects of discovery research in an intellectually stimulating environment.

This role is for a period of 6 months, beginning in July.

This role is based in Waltham, MA without the possibility of being a remote role. Applicants must be able to relocate to the area.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Executing both manual and automated extraction of nucleic acids and proteins from biological samples
  • Performing qRT-PCR and protein-based assays to assess gene and protein expression in biological samples
  • Performing routine cell culture and cell-based assays
  • Maintaining accurate and clear records of experimental work
  • Supporting histology and microscopy workflow
  • Analysis of data and communicating findings to team members
  • Participating in experimental design, optimization of relevant assays, and literature review

Education and Skills Requirements:

  • BS/MS and/or pursuing a degree in a biological discipline
  • Previous hands-on experience with molecular biology techniques is desired but not required; more specifically:
  • Handling biological samples
  • Sterile techniques and routine cell culture
  • Nucleic acid extraction and gene expression analysis
  • Protein isolation
  • Willingness to learn and strong work ethic
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to work in a team
  • Ability to communicate ideas clearly and document efforts in the lab
  • Knowledge of software applications such as Prism, Excel, and PowerPoint



💰 401(k)

🌎 Distributed team

⏰ Async

🤓 Vision insurance

🦷 Dental insurance

🚑 Medical insurance

🏖 Unlimited vacation

🏖 Paid time off

📆 4 day workweek

💰 401k matching

🏔 Company retreats

🏬 Coworking budget

📚 Learning budget

💪 Free gym membership

🧘 Mental wellness budget

🖥 Home office budget

🥧 Pay in crypto

🥸 Pseudonymous

💰 Profit sharing

💰 Equity compensation

⬜️ No whiteboard interview

👀 No monitoring system

🚫 No politics at work

🎅 We hire old (and young)


Waltham, Massachusetts, United States