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Director/Senior Director, Program Management at Editas Medicine in Cambridge, MA



$200K — $250K *


Program Management


11 - 15 years

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Valid through: 11/12/2020

About Editas Medicine

Editas Medicine is a discovery-phase pharmaceutical company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, which aims to develop therapies based on CRISPR–Cas9 gene editing technology. It was founded in 2013 with funding from Third Rock Ventures, Polaris Partners and Flagship Ventures and licensed CRISPR patents from the Broad Institute's Feng Zhang, patents from Harvard's David Liu and George Church and patents from Partners Healthcare-MGH's J. Keith Joung. These four were co-founders and scientific advisory board members along with Jennifer Doudna., The company went public on 2 February 2016. This initial public offering was noted as being the first such from a company which aims to use "DNA itself to internally treat afflictions". The company has stated that “It will be many years, if ever, before we have a product candidate ready for commercialization.” Further, the company's valuation depends on a few patents, some of which are in dispute as of early 2018, presenting a major risk to the company's continued viability., The company entered into a strategic collaboration with Juno Therapeutics in 2015 to combine its CRISPR-Cas9 technology with Juno's experience in creating chimeric antigen receptor and high-affinity T cell receptor therapeutics to the end of developing cancer therapeutics., The company announced in 2015 that it was planning a clinical trial in 2017 using CRISPR gene editing techniques to treat Leber's congenital amaurosis, a rare genetic illness that causes blindness. On 30 November 2018, the FDA gave permission to start clinical trials for the drug, under the investigational name EDIT-101., Direct competitors to Editas include Crispr Therapeutics, Intellia Therapeutics, and Caribou Biosciences., In January 2020, Editas Medicine appointed Michelle Robertson as the company's Chief Financial Officer.,
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