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Spring 2024 Co-op: Clinical Trials Development

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 semester with experience in Biology, Health-related sciences or Statistics to join the Clinical Development team. The Prime Medicine clinical development team is a tight-knit, closely collaborative, highly creative group working to make the promise of Prime Editing a reality for patients with severe genetic diseases. The qualified candidate will be highly motivated, analytical and collegial. The candidate will be involved in the process of conceiving and operationalizing clinical trials of gene therapy for patients with genetic diseases.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identifying and reviewing natural history studies of patients with rare genetic diseases, and studies of prior therapies for these diseases, and composing succinct, pertinent presentations summarizing the review.
  • Analyzing internal and external research data and external clinical trial data to formulate hypotheses about experimental design
  • Learning from and assisting the operations team in setting up a clinical trial


  • B.S or B.A. candidate for Biology, Statistics or a Health sciences field, or similar
  • Excellent analytical and written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Comfort with basic statistical concepts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Course work in medical sciences, and/or familiarity with medical terminology
  • Basic understanding of cellular and molecular biology underlying gene therapy
  • Familiarity with PowerPoint

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.