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Research Associate – Cell Biology

Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full Time
Required Education: B.Sc. or equivalent
Job Code: CB2017


Cibus is a biotechnology company with advanced technologies to precisely target and direct a plant’s natural gene-editing processes. This approach accelerates natural plant breeding that has been a staple of farming for thousands of years and has resulted in a rapid, versatile and low-cost way to improve nutrition, increase crop yields, and reduce waste.

The company has a worldwide presence, with subsidiaries in Europe and North America and a state-of-the-art research and development center in San Diego. Cibus has a pipeline to traits for canola, rice, flax and potato. The broad applicability of Cibus’ technologies is highlighted by the company’s strain-advancement program, which develops sustainable products in microbial platforms for the food, flavor and fragrance, and personal care markets.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Manage multiple plant cell biology related tasks towards meeting project milestones and deadlines.
  • Able to follow standard operating procedures and troubleshoot tissue culture related procedures.
  • Be able to improve upon procedures by incorporating scientific literature and personal experience.
  • Should be able to communicate research findings through written reports and oral presentations.
  • Position may entail supervisory responsibilities which could include the direct or indirect supervision of temporary workers in the functional team.

Knowledge, Experience, & Skills:

  • Experience working with plant protoplast/cell culture methods especially with recalcitrant species is desired.
  • Basic knowledge and experience with RTDS and in vitro plant micro propagation and regeneration systems in recalcitrant species is desirable.
  • Familiarity with microscopy, microphotography, and cytometry is a plus.

Core Capabilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and motivational skills, accurate record keeping, and attention to detail.
  • Able to use judgment and make routine recommendations for resolving problems in moderately complex assignments.
  • Highly proficient in MS Office Suite.
  • Ability to adapt to minor changes in routine to achieve objectives.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Cibus provides an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision, flexible spending, 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 e-mail resume to referencing job code: CB2017.