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Lab Media Technician

Location: San Diego, CA
Position Type: Full-Time, Regular
Required Education: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a scientific discipline and a minimum of 1 - 2 years’ lab experience or AA/HS diploma and 2-4 years’ experience
Area(s) of Expertise Desired: Media preparation, Automation, Plant Tissue Culture
Job Code: CB2288


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 launched its first commercial product, SU Canola™, and 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.

Position Responsibilities:

Major Responsibilities:

  • The position will support the company with large-scale media preparation, which helps maintain an automated platform supporting Cibus’ gene editing technology. The successful applicant will be expected to assist with all aspects of media preparation including stock calculations, unit conversions, dilutions, use of aseptic technique, instrument (balances, pH meters, osmometer) maintenance, and quality control. Individual must be self-motivated, confident in troubleshooting by focusing on details, desire to support innovation of an automated media platform, and work independently. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a talented individual to learn, grow, and contribute to the development of new methods in a matrixed environment focused on cutting edge technology.

Knowledge, experience, skills:

  • 1 - 2 years of experience in a laboratory setting (university or biotech) is desired.
  • Candidate must be highly organized, pay attention to detail, be proficient in unit conversions, and know how to read/use micropipettes.
  • Prior experience with aseptic technique and media production is a plus.
  • Desire and willingness to improve process efficiency, innovation, and use best judgment to solve problems.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills. Proactively communicates with supervisor and teammates; proficient at preparing progress reports and presentations with guidance
  • Strong sense of accountability; self-motivated, and enjoys working in a highly collaborative, dynamic, and fast-paced research environment.
  • Proficient in MS Office suite and willingness to learn a LIMS system.
  • Candidate must be open to a flexible schedule

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 and put down job code: CB2288.