Casma Therapeutics is harnessing autophagy by developing a novel degradation technology to open new target areas for drug discovery and development that will profoundly impact the lives of patients. Autophagy is a conserved cellular process that contributes to overall organismal health, but when autophagy is perturbed, inefficient autophagic flux contributes to numerous diseases. By selectively boosting autophagy, Casma expects to be able to arrest or reverse the progression of several diseases such as neurodegeneration, metabolic disorders, inflammation, and muscle degeneration. Casma was launched in 2018 by Third Rock Ventures and recently completed a Series B financing led by The Column Group with participation by new investors Eventide and Schroeder Adveq.
Casma Therapeutics is actively recruiting a Lab Assistant to join our Lab Operations team. This individual will report to the Associate Director, Lab Operations and will work closely with both our science and operations team to support the general operations and organization of the lab. We are seeking a qualified candidate who will share our excitement about the science, contribute to our culture, and honor our commitment to patients.
Manage incoming packages and outgoing shipments
Manage and maintain lab equipment including checking gases, and monitoring alarms
Order and maintain stocks of common lab consumables
Coordinate delivery of gases and LN2 on-site including moving and changing of tanks as needed
Support glasswash/autoclaving/media prep as needed
Other related duties, as assigned
Requirements + Qualifications
Associate’s degree with a minimum 0-2 years of relevant experience
Experience working with general lab equipment including biosafety cabinets, incubators, water baths, and controlled temperature units strongly preferred
Must be comfortable with biological specimen handling
Ability to follow verbal and written instructions precisely
Demonstrated ability to multitask and consistently meet deadlines
DOT, RCRA, and IATA training preferred
Work productively in group situations as well as independently
Strong interpersonal and collaboration skills
Clear and effective verbal and written communication skills
A demonstrated ability to think logically and critically
Ability to successfully participate in a highly-creative and enthusiastic start-up environment
Exemplify a patient-first mentality, courage, integrity, drive, and respect for all team members
Company Values + Culture
Courage to listen learn, lead, Awesome science, Strength through collaboration,
Medical breakthroughs for patients, Always do the right thing
We have created and are sustaining a creative scientific culture where we recognize and reward our “Casmaniacs” for exemplifying our Core Values, and we accelerate our professional growth through coaching, development, and frequent feedback. Our plan of nurturing the fiercest, most talented and diverse Casmaniacs is coming to fruition before our very eyes.
Casmaniacs are provided competitive salaries, stock options, bonus eligibility, and excellent benefits including health, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability, 401(k), unlimited vacation, generous parental leave, commuter reimbursement, professional development, philanthropic opportunities, and most importantly a sense of community.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Casma provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, disability, pregnancy or conditions related to pregnancy, or genetics.