RA/SRA, Analytical Research & Development

Posted on May 25,

Orna is a venture-backed, Cambridge-based startup creating a pipeline of RNA-based therapies based on technology developed at MIT. Our mission is to address diseases not accessible by existing approaches with our best-in-class proprietary RNA expression and delivery platform. We are seeking an exceptional RA/SRA, Analytical R&D to join our team. The position will work closely with platform science, biology, and CMC teams for characterization of Orna’s circular RNA and nanoparticle products. The ideal candidate would have at least a bachelor’s degree in a biology-related field with relevant ELISA, qPCR, and other bioanalytical assays experience. They will be able to quickly learn and follow processing protocols, possess strong oral and written communication capabilities, demonstrate excellent collaboration and interpersonal skills, and be adept at problem solving in a fast-paced environment.


  • Implement Orna’s analytical testing strategy for circular RNA and lipid nanoparticle formulations.
  • Develop and qualify drug substance and drug product bioanalytical assays and perform characterization studies on lead development and pipeline candidates.
  • Work with external CRO/CDMO partners to achieve specific deliverables.
  • Generate, interpret, and present data to cross-functional R&D teams
  • Contribute to a positive and exciting work environment; contribute to a strong entrepreneurial and creative culture.


  • BS + 2 years industry experience or equivalent in chemistry, molecular biology, biochemistry, engineering, or related field
  • Experience developing bioanalytical methods for pharmaceutical products. Experience with biomolecules, nucleic acid therapeutics and/or nanoparticles preferred.
  • Experience interfacing with cross-functional colleagues preferred.
  • Highly organized and can collaborate on execution of multiple parallel initiatives.
  • Detail oriented, self-motivated, and excited to take on new challenges! 

Website: https://www.ornatx.com/

Orna Therapeutics, Inc.is an equal opportunity employer.