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Job Opportunities at Cibus

Cibus invites you to take a look at our current job openings and explore a career where you have an opportunity to influence results and significantly contribute to the success of the company. The team at Cibus is leading the scientific path with advanced breeding technologies and helping to define a whole new field of activity. If you are ready to make a difference, enjoy working as part of a dynamic team of professionals, and want to participate in our exciting research, please submit your resume to .

Current Job Openings

Full-Time Research Specialist

Location: San Diego, CA
Position: Full-Time Research Specialist
Required Education: M.Sc. OR B.Sc. + 5-7 years of related experience
Area(s) of Expertise Desired: Biochemisty, molecular biology, plant pathology or other plant related discipline
Job Code: DT1623


Cibus US LLC, a leading Agricultural Biotechnology company in San Diego, CA, has an immediate opening for a Research Specialist position to participate in the application of Cibus' proprietary technology (RTDS™) to develop new traits related to the control of plant diseases. Along with a team of researchers, the successful applicant will be responsible for effective execution of laboratory activities to progress a variety of scientific evaluations. Position duties include application of biochemical methods to evaluate plant-microbe interactions and mentoring of junior staff.


The ideal candidate will have at least a M.Sc. or B.Sc. degree in biochemistry, plant molecular biology or plant pathology with a minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial and/or academic setting exploring plant proteins using techniques such as Westerns, protein pull down assays, enzyme kinetics and others. Candidates with extensive experience in utilizing such techniques in systems other than plants may also be considered depending on overall qualifications.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills

  • Experience in plant protein-protein interaction studies
  • Extensive skills with Westerns, protein pull down assays, enzyme kinetics and other related techniques.
  • Technical skills spanning molecular biology, microbiology, statistics and basic bioinformatics.
  • Ability to exercise technical discretion in the design, execution of experiments and interpretation of data.
  • Ability to prepare technical reports, summaries and protocols.
  • Ability to effectively mentor junior staff and/or interns.
  • Demonstrated lab related leadership qualities to innovate and execute scientific investigations with precision and sharp attention to detail.
  • Effective oral and written communication.
  • Strong problem solving skills and organizational abilities.

Cibus US LLC provides an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision, flexible spending accounts, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave. If you enjoy working as part of a team and want to participate in this exciting research, please email your resume to and reference job code DT1623.

Only candidates with work authorization in the United States are considered at this time.

Sales and Product Manager

Location: Canada Southern Manitoba (Winnipeg) or Southern Saskatchewan (Saskatoon, Regina)
Position: Full-Time, Regular
Reports To: Vice President, Commercial Development
Required Education: B.Sc. with 10-15 years of experience
Job Code: CD1624

Position Description:

Cibus is in the business of developing value-added traits that provide unique and differentiated products to our customers. These traits may be delivered to the customers through the sale or license of seeds that carry the unique traits. The Sales and Product Manager is responsible for managing all aspects of the commercialization of Cibus’ new canola and flax products including those listed below.

Position Responsibilities

Specific job duties include:

  • Primary focus on North American canola – in particular Canada. As needed, provide support for the marketing of new crops and traits such as North American flax.
  • Build and implement a plan for a sales channel to effectively sell Cibus products.
    • Identify channel partners.
    • Propose value sharing proposition necessary to incentivize channel.
    • Negotiate contracts with channel partners.
  • Develop and support sales channel.
    • Hire and manage sales personnel to support sales channel.
    • Develop programs to provide agronomic support and product information to the sales channel.
    • Represent Cibus technology and corporate image to targeted sales distribution and farmer groups.
  • Build and implement a plan to effectively license Cibus traits and genetics to industry canola and flax seed companies.
    • Identify partners.
    • Propose value sharing proposition necessary to incentivize channel.
    • Negotiate contracts with channel partners.
    • License Cibus traits to industry seed companies.
  • Work with the sales and marketing teams to properly position Cibus products.
  • Develop a marketing plan for Cibus products which will include:
    • Collect price lists from the competition and develop a pricing strategy for the Cibus products.
    • Develop sales volume projections.
    • Conduct product lifecycle analysis and plans.
    • Participate in the development of promotions and advertising – i.e. increase brand awareness of Cibus at the farm gate.
    • Work closely with Cibus advertising and marketing agencies.
    • Lead the discussions around anticipated demand for the new products.
    • Identify and work with grain partners (i.e. Cargill) to develop new and creative ways to market Cibus products.
  • Analyze the market to understand competitive space and develop a strategy to effectively position Cibus’ new products.
  • Work with Finance to develop financial analysis and projections for Cibus products.
  • Contribute and support sales goals and volumes for budget planning.
  • Work with Product Development to identify trials needed to provide data which better support the launch and growth of new products.

Education, Experience and Related Skills:

  • B.S. degree in an agricultural field such as Agronomy, Ag Business, and Crop Science with 10-15 years of relevant experience; or its equivalent.
  • Previous experience working for a Seed Company is highly desirable.
  • Significant and demonstrable success in developing and managing a successful sales and marketing program.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills for both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Ability to collect and interpret data to determine market trends and apply the learning to develop new product concept possibilities.
  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret financial, science, and agronomic reports and other legal and contract documents.
  • Ability to define problems, collect and critically analyze data, establish facts, draw valid inferences and provide creative solutions.

Cibus provides an attractive compensation package. If you enjoy working as part of a team and want to participate in this exciting research, please e-mail resume to and put down job code: CD1624.

Temporary Intern – Molecular Biology

Location: San Diego, California - San Diego 92121
Position: Full-Time, Temporary Contract
Job Code: MB1702
Required education: B.Sc.
Area(s) of expertise desired: DNA extraction, PCR, automation, genotyping


Cibus US LLC is a leading Agricultural Biotechnology company in San Diego CA whose mission is to be a leader in the development of a sustainable global non-transgenic food supply. We have an immediate opening for an Intern position in the High Throughput Screening Group. The successful candidate will have a B.Sc. degree in biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field with 0+ years of experience or an AA/HS diploma with 2+ years of experience.

The position will help to run and maintain an automated high-throughput screening platform supporting Cibus’ patented RTDS™ gene editing technology. The successful applicant will be expected to assist with all aspects of the screening workflow including operation of a liquid handling system for DNA extraction and automated genotyping. Responsibilities will involve sample preparation, reagent preparation, initiating PCR reactions, running the liquid handling platform, data analysis and data reporting. The initial term of the internship is for 3 months, with the possibility of a longer term extension based on business needs. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a talented individual to learn and grow in a dynamic environment focused on cutting edge gene editing technology.


  • A broad suite of theoretical and practical experience with a range of Molecular Biology procedures including DNA extraction, PCR and Real-Time PCR
  • Excellent sample and data tracking skills and the ability to record experimental procedures in a clear, accurate manner
  • Strong problem solving and organization skills
  • Effective communication through report writing and oral presentation
  • A desire and willingness to improve process efficiency
  • An ability to be independent, self-motivated, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative setting
  • Prior experience with automation systems and/or an interest to pursue a career in this area is highly desired

If you enjoy working as part of a team and want to participate in this exciting research, please e-mail resume to referencing job code: MB1702.

Only candidates with work authorization in the United States are considered at this time.

Temporary Intern – Lab Support NEW

Location: San Diego, California - San Diego 92121
Position: Full-Time, Temporary Intern
Job Code: LS1703


Cibus US LLC, a leading Agricultural Biotechnology company in San Diego CA, has an immediate opening for a temporary, full-time Intern position in the Lab Support Group working from 11:00 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The successful candidate will have an Associates degree in a relevant scientific discipline and a minimum of 0-2 years’ experience in a research and/or development environment is desired; or HS diploma and 2-4 years’ experience in a research and/or development environment or related field will also be considered; or its equivalent. The position will be involved in supporting the day-to-day operations of the lab, as well as interacting with science staff to support project needs.


  • Perform all duties associated with the maintenance of lab stock and glassware. These duties may include: washing, drying, and sterilizing glassware and distributing it to appropriate locations within the lab.
  • Oversee and maintain the glass-washing facility, sterilize glassware and other items using an autoclave as well as perform routine maintenance of glass-washing equipment and routine maintenance of other lab equipment.
  • Will be required to receive all incoming products, match packing slips to corresponding PO’s and enter the information into a database.
  • Will be required to do a daily walk-through to check on all critical equipment as well as spotting any potential problems.

Knowledge, Experience, and Skills:

  • Previous laboratory or autoclave experience is required.
  • Previous receiving experience is a plus.
  • Familiarity with trouble shooting and streamlining processes is a plus.
  • Ability to work in glassware room conditions, including tolerating humid conditions is required.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills are essential.
  • Good organizational and motivational skills, accurate record keeping, and attention to detail.
  • Able to use judgment to resolve problems and troubleshoot routine assignments.
  • Ability to multi-task routine assignments, ensuring a high degree of accuracy and precision.
  • Able to follow SOPs.
  • Ability to adapt to minor changes in routine to achieve objectives.
  • Capable of standing for long periods of time.
  • Ability to lift/carry at least 50 lbs. and push/pull up to 150 lbs.
  • Free from any allergies related to plants.
  • Ability to work independently as well as in a team environment.
  • Familiarity with Excel and the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Hours: 11:00 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.

If you enjoy working as part of a team and want to participate in this exciting research, please e-mail resume to and put down job code: LS1703.

Only candidates with work authorization in the United States are considered at this time.

We provide an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes:

  • Variety of Medical, Dental, and Vision Plans
  • Health Spending Account (HSA)
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSA)
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • Recognition Programs
  • On-Site Fitness Center

Our unique culture has been developed over time by our Cibus Quality Culture (CQC) Committees. These teams are comprised of employees and management who represent five major components of our culture: Team Building, Professional Development, Communications, Wellness and Social Events. These components are important threads which weave through our culture and encourage employees’ engagement and sense of empowerment, while providing the ability to positively influence the work environment.

6455 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92121

From time to time Cibus has temporary positions available. If you are interested in a temporary position, please e-mail your resume to .

Cibus is an equal opportunity employer.

Recruiter Policy

It is imperative that you read the following policy before contacting us:

Cibus’ Human Resources Department is the focal point for all recruiting and hiring at the Company. If your recruitment agency is interested in establishing a relationship with Cibus, we require that you work directly with the Human Resources Department.

Presenting candidates to Cibus employees other than those who are part of our Human Resources Department is not appropriate.

Cibus does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than directly from candidates. For the protection of all parties involved in the recruiting process, resumes will only be accepted from a recruitment firm if a signed agreement is in place with that firm at the inception of the recruiting effort for each specified position. An unsolicited resume sent to Cibus from a recruiter does not constitute any type of relationship between the recruiter/recruitment firm and Cibus, and does not obligate Cibus to pay fees if we hire the candidate.

For consideration, please send your company information, a copy of your standard search agreement, and references to or mail to:
Human Resources Department
6455 Nancy Ridge Drive
San Diego, CA 92121.