At Dicerna, we foster a culture of innovation through collaboration.

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We are dedicated to benefiting patients by advancing science and developing creative solutions to challenging therapeutic problems. Our core values of dedication, innovation, communication, excellence, respect, needs based and accountability drive us personally and as a team, and these are critical factors in the long-term success of our company.

We encourage open dialogue to identify and act upon novel ideas to meet the urgent needs of patients.

As innovators in the emerging area of RNAi, we seek forward-thinking talent to join our growing team, advance our robust pipeline of therapies, and provide ground-breaking medicines to those that depend on us.

Our office location in Cambridge underscores our commitment to being an employer of choice in the Massachusetts life sciences sector, and to being in close proximity to world-class research, academic and healthcare institutions as well as other life sciences leaders. We play an active role in the biotechnology community and in the Alewife business community as the area undergoes a revitalization to become a mini life sciences and technology hub. Our office is close to the MBTA subway and buses, the 120-acre Alewife Reservation, as well as many restaurants and services.


Dicerna is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For interest in future employment opportunities, please submit your resume to Megan Garrapy at


Career Opportunities

  • Research Associate

    Posted November 7, 2017


    We are seeking an experienced BS/MS scientist to help in our drug discovery efforts.  This is a hands-on, full-time, research position that requires strong expertise in molecular and cellular methodologies.

    Key Responsibilities

    • Independently test in vitro activity of drug candidates.
    • Maintain cell-cultures and perform cell-based assays.
    • Determine in vivo activity of hits from in vitro screens.
    • Effectively communicate results of experiments to project teams.
    • Maintain good written records of experiments, protocols and procedures.


    • BS/MS in a relevant field with 2-5 years of academic or industry experience
    • Expertise in cellular and molecular biology is essential, specifically mammalian cell culture; cell-based assays; quantitative real-time PCR; western blotting; immunostaining
    • Experience with RNAi is preferable
    • Experience with in vivo methodologies e.g. mouse handling, dosing; sample analysis; disease modeling; histology also preferred
    • Strong verbal and written communications skills
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player in a dynamic environment.

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