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Molecular Biologist - Senior Research Associate

San Diego County, California, US
Closing date
Jan 22, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
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Full time
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Cellibre is a cellular agriculture company that employs an organism-agnostic approach to turn cells into specialized, sustainable factories for the manufacture of globally significant products at scale. Our world-class scientific team has led programs from napkin to commercial, pioneering revolutionary breakthroughs in energy, ingredients, medicines, and more. Cellibre's initial strategic focus will be deploying our expertise to enable the production of pharmaceutical-grade cannabinoids, alleviating the need for agriculture entirely and revolutionizing the way cannabinoid-based medicines are sourced, produced, and consumed.

We are seeking a Senior Research Associate to join the biochemistry and protein engineering team. The successful candidate will lead the molecular biology component of the biochemistry and protein engineering team. They will be responsible for designing DNA constructs for various expression systems and assays used by the biochemistry and protein engineering team as well as planning the strategies to build these constructs. We want team members with a natural inclination to challenge and work within a culture that is dynamic and self-directed.

NOTE: For all positions posted by Cellibre, education is listed as required but can be overcome with experience. Please do not let education requirements dissuade you from applying for positions for which you think you are qualified.

Required skills/responsibilities:
  • Design of DNA constructs and strategies to build them.
  • Cloning methods including restriction/ligation, Gibson assembly, etc.
  • Molecular biology techniques including RNA/DNA extraction, purification, analysis, and sequencing as well as PCR, qRT-PCR, etc.
  • Familiarity with DNA manipulation software and basic bioinformatic tasks.
  • Ability to work on the design and build of multiple constructs in parallel.

Additional but not required skills/responsibilities:
  • Library construction methods.
  • Next-generation sequencing methods.
  • Advanced bioinformatic work.

Required experience:
  • Bachelors within molecular biology, biochemistry, or a related discipline with 2+ years related experience.
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