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Sr Research Associate, Tech Transfer

Location: San Diego, California
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $72,000 - $77,000
Areas of Expertise Desired: Plant Cell Biology, Gene Editing, Ag Biotech Management
Job Code: TT2412


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 produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products and improve human health by safely harnessing nature's own genetic diversity.

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 of traits for canola and rice and is developing crop platforms and a pipeline of trait products in other major global crops including soybean, corn, and wheat. 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.

Cibus has an immediate opening for a Senior Tech Transfer Associate. This position will be a part of a team focused on scaling our trait production pipeline utilizing state of the art gene editing technology. The position requires a BS degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent relevant experience at a similar level required.

The successful applicant will support Trait Machine Cell Biology Production operations and development of a high throughput cell culture platform supporting its patented RTDSTM gene editing technologies. This position will play a significant role in building and implementing a vision of a robust, scalable cell biology processes for gene editing production platform by participating on a multi-disciplinary team focused on the development, validation, and implementation of a high-throughput gene editing process.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the development and validation of tech transfer SOPs.
  • Manage own tasks and assignments as directed by immediate supervisor.
  • Maintain accurate and detailed records of experimental data and results.
  • Apply working knowledge of scientific principles to execute tasks and procedures related to tech transfer activities.
  • Provide input and influence project direction through active participation and contribution to team discussions and meetings.
  • Contribute innovative ideas and recommend the future direction of work to supervisors.
  • Collaborate with team members to achieve project objectives and milestones.
  • Assist in training and mentoring junior team members.
  • Proactively communicate and provide updates to supervisors and cross-functional teams.
  • Ensure compliance with safety guidelines, aseptic techniques and maintain a clean and organized workspace.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent relevant experience at a similar level.
  • Applied working knowledge of scientific principles.
  • Proficient computer skills, including familiarity with MS Office suites.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide input and influence project direction.
  • Strong analytical, problem solving and critical thinking skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills, the ability to manage their own tasks and assignments under the guidance of their immediate supervisor.
  • Effective communication and people skills.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team environment and cross functionally.
  • Previous experience in plant cell biology or related field is highly desirable.

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 your resume to and put down job code: TT2412.