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Spring 2024 Co-op: Automation

Prime Medicine

Prime Medicine

Cambridge, MA, USA
Posted on Saturday, September 9, 2023

Company Overview:

Prime Medicine is a leading biotechnology company dedicated to creating and delivering the next generation of gene editing therapies to patients. The Company is leveraging its proprietary Prime Editing platform, a versatile, precise and efficient gene editing technology, to develop a new class of differentiated, one-time, potentially curative genetic therapies. Designed to make only the right edit at the right position within a gene while minimizing unwanted DNA modifications, Prime Editors have the potential to repair almost all types of genetic mutations and work in many different tissues, organs and cell types.

Prime Medicine is currently progressing a diversified portfolio of eighteen programs initially focused on genetic diseases with a fast, direct path to treating patients or with a high unmet need because they cannot be treated using other gene-editing approaches. Over time, the Company intends to maximize Prime Editing’s therapeutic potential and advance potentially curative therapeutic options to patients for a broad spectrum of diseases. For more information, please visit

Co-op Assignment Overview:

Prime Medicine is seeking a co-op for the Spring 2024 cycle with experience in life sciences and/or engineering to join the Automation Core team. The candidate will work within a highly collaborative team, supporting a variety of departments and groups through the maintenance and operation of Prime’s automation portfolio. The automation is focused on Plate-Based assays, screening, and sequencing, and the candidate will learn to bridge the gap between assay development and robotic implementation while supporting a growing automation ecosystem.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Active system maintenance of current integrated robotic systems
  • New system installation and setup
  • Development of high-impact protocols and procedures
  • Work with scientists and engineers to design and coordinate proof of concept experiments for new ideas and equipment
  • Assist with general lab organization, such as lab cleanliness, consumable tracking and arrangement, moving equipment to optimize prioritized needs, etc…
  • Aseptic cell culture
  • Data analysis, interpretation, and presentations within the team


  • B.S. or M.S. candidate in Engineering, Biology, or Life Sciences.
  • Basic programming skills and an avid interest in lab automation. Knowledge of basic biology and experience with liquid handling automation
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team.

What We Offer:

  • A cutting-edge scientific team open to mentorship and networking
  • Full reimbursement for monthly commuting costs including subway, commuter rail, parking, Bluebikes, etc.
  • Participation in regular scientific seminars with industry experts
  • Full participation in employee activities including learning and development offerings, social activities, etc.

NOTE: We are currently not considering co-op candidates outside of the local Boston/Cambridge area.

Prime Medicine is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other classification protected by law.