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Spring 2024 Co-op: Hearing Loss and Vision Loss Programs

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 to join the Auditory and Ocular team. The qualified candidate will work with a highly collaborative fast-paced project team to validate promising Prime Editors and to build assays for auditory and ocular indications. In this position, you will learn cell and molecular biology skills and develop a deep understanding of gene editing and auditory and ocular biology.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Aseptic cell culture including passaging and transfection
  • Isolation of genomic DNA, RNA, and protein from cell culture samples
  • Isolation of genomic DNA, RNA, and protein from Auditory and Ocular tissue
  • Assist with evaluation of samples for evidence of Prime Editing using various techniques including NGS, ddPCR, qPCR, and ELISAs
  • Data analysis, interpretation, and presentations within the team


  • B.S. candidate in Cell & Molecular Biology or related major
  • Basic knowledge of molecular biology, cell biology and biochemistry.
  • Excellent troubleshooting and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and within a team

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with basic molecular biology assays (DNA extraction, PCR etc)
  • Hands-on experience with cell culture is preferred
  • Familiarity with excel and PowerPoint for data analysis
  • Independently motivated, detail-oriented, and excellent problem-solving abilities

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.