This role will be responsible for performing, analyzing, and documenting experiments to support mammalian synthetic biology R&D programs inside of Resilience. They will work closely to assist scientists and engineers to develop and test workflows and hypotheses. The ideal candidate will have a proven track record of successfully carrying out laboratory SOPs independently. This role requires excellent verbal and written communication.
- Working with scientists and engineers, perform genome engineering and read-out experiments.
- Perform cell-based and in-vitro experiments on new gene and protein designs.
- Track new techniques and technologies in the field of synthetic biology (i.e. inducible promotors, kill-switches, and novel functionality).
- Prepare presentations and present scientific topics and experimental methods you are working on.
- Help develop and pilot new laboratory protocols and standard operating procedures with the research team.
- Maintain clear documentation of experimental setup, reagents used, and data generated using best practices and electronic laboratory notebooks.
- Assist in organzing electronic laboratory notebook (ELN) contents and laboratory information management systems (LIMS)contents.
- Perform routine laboratory operations: order and organize laboratory supplies, coordinate cell line management, dispose of dispose of biological and chemical waste; track research team laboratory trainings;
- Participate in daily Agile stand-ups and weekly sprints with other members of the research team.
- B.S or M.S. in a biology-related field (e.g. molecular biology, genetics, synthetic biology, immunology, bioengineering).
- 3+ years of wet lab experience including operating scientific instrumentation such as thermocyclers, fluorescent microscopes, and gel electrophoresis systems.
- Significant experience in bacterial and mammalian cell culture systems and trained in aseptic technique.
- Demonstrated ability to be highly productive in a fluid, fast-paced and teamwork environment.
- Experience in designing DNA and RNA sequences (plasmids and maps, primers, guide RNA, siRNA).
- Experience with organism design, systems biology, or cell modeling & simulation.
- Experience in preparing, running, and analyzing plate-based continuous and end-point functional assays.
- Experience in interfacing with laboratory automation (e.g. automated liquid handlers) and data analysis software.
- Experience with coding and running bioinformatics scripts (Python, numpy, scipy, pandas, jupyter).
PandoLogic. Keywords: Research Associate, Location: San Diego, CA - 92161