Korro Bio is a privately held biotechnology company launching out of a top-tier life science venture firm headquartered in Cambridge, Massachusetts. We are utilizing the precision provided by nucleic acid-based therapeutics to target the sequences responsible for inherited disorders within the genetic code. At Korro Bio, our aim is to bring transformative treatments to patients with rare and debilitating diseases by addressing the underlying genetic cause.

We are committed to investing in the personal and professional growth of our employees by putting work-life balance, family values and expanding an employee’s knowledge at the forefront. This has helped to shape us into an energetic, inclusive and innovative team where your value is celebrated no matter your role.  Together we intertwine our positive culture and intrinsic motivation with our passion for advancing science to directly impact the future of RNA editing one letter at a time.
Position Summary
Korro Bio is seeking a creative and rigorous scientist who will play a key role in continuing to drive our understanding of RNA editing through biochemistry and assay development. The successful candidate will work on characterization of ADAR/RNA and other biochemical processes and interactions and will develop, scale and implement new assays. This position will work closely with colleagues in chemistry, screening and target biology and other groups to expand our understanding of ADAR biology and biochemistry.
Position Type
Full-time, Onsite Only
  • Ph.D. in a biochemistry or related field with post-doc and/or industry experience
  • Must have experience working with RNA-binding proteins
  • ADAR specific experience is preferred
  • Use your knowledge of biochemistry and protein nucleic acid interactions to help drive our RNA editing pipeline and platform
  • Partner with other groups within research and development to help develop and implement assays to facilitate lead identification, optimization and development candidate nomination
  • Identify collaborators to help drive innovation in RNA editing
  • Effectively communicate scientific planning, progress and results to constituencies within and outside of Korro
  • Execute deliverables adhering to timelines and budgets in a fast-paced environment
Other Knowledge, Experience, and Skills
  • Expertise in biochemical characterizing of protein/RNA interactions
  • Ability to implement and scale protein/nucleic acid binding assays and measure binding and enzyme kinetics
  • Previous work with protein and enzyme expression and purification
  • Experience performing SAR is preferred
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate cross functionally with all relevant areas to support strategic objectives
  • Pragmatic, solution-oriented thinker who possesses a “can do” and “whatever it takes” attitude, coupled with excellent organizational skills
  • Hands-on approach with meticulous attention to detail
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present data to a variety of levels/teams- internally and externally
  • Must be able to work on multiple projects simultaneously in a rapidly changing environment
EEOC Statement
Korro Bio believes in a diverse environment, and is committed to equal employment opportunity for all its employees and qualified applicants. We do not discriminate in recruitment, hiring, training, promotion or any other employment practices for reasons of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Korro Bio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
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