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71 Ayer Rajah Crescent


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Cambridge MA 02142


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Room 202-010, Block D

Changping District, Beijing, China, 102206

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Research Associate

Carmine Therapeutics, Singapore

Job Description

Carmine Therapeutics is an Esco Ventures X company pioneering a powerful new class of drugs based on engineered red blood cells extracellular vesicles (RBCEVs), founded by Esco Ventures and Professors Harvey Lodish, Minh Le and Jiahai Shi. Carmine focuses on developing a therapeutic platform that would address some of the technological unmet needs related to the delivery of next generation therapies such as nucleic acid-based therapeutics. Carmine has assembled a stellar scientific advisory board and is well-capitalized to develop first-in-class therapies against genetic diseases. Carmine is based both in Cambridge, Massachusetts as well as Singapore.

Carmine is looking for a Research Associate to join us in this exciting venture. An ideal candidate is one who is independent, meticulous, technically competent, and able to work efficiently across multiple projects.



  • Lab management duties including procurement, inventory management, ensuring equipment wellbeing by timely scheduling of maintenance/ servicing/ calibration. Ensure smooth day-to-day operations in the lab

  • Maintain accurate and detailed documentation of research data, inventories, protocols, maintenance logs, sample processing logs, SOPs etc

  • Sample preparation, purification and independently conduct a broad range of in vitro characterization assays

  • Evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare oral presentations or written reports. Present data internally and externally

  • Contribute to scientific and strategy discussions to achieve R&D milestones

  • Support the continued protection, creation, and expansion of company’s intellectual property

  • Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein

Job Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences/Life Sciences with at least 2 years of relevant work experience

  • Proficiency in molecular cloning and mammalian cell culture

  • General laboratory techniques that include flow cytometry, molecular assays (such as qPCR, ELISAs, western blot), histology & microscopy

  • Able to work in a fast-paced startup environment

  • Energetic, highly motivated, supportive and collaborative


Interested candidates, please submit a CV to Please forward your enquiries to