Research Associate - Molecular Biology

POSTED: September 25, 2019
BUSINESS: Inari Agriculture, Inc.
POSITION TYPE: Full-time
START DATE: Immediate Availability

ABOUT THE ROLE…

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic and self-motivated Research Associate to join our fast-growing and collaborative team. This is a hands-on, lab-based role with a focus on molecular cloning.

AS RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, YOU WILL…

  • Design, generate, sequence, and verify plasmid constructs or plasmid libraries
  • Conduct routine cell culture and plasmid DNA preparation tasks
  • Perform lab techniques including molecular cloning, quantification and isolation of DNA, primer design, PCR, sequencing analysis, media preparation, DNA and RNA extraction, bacterial culture, sterile technique
  • Work with Scientists and Research Associates to execute scientific experiments, conduct analyses, and report results related to one or more projects
  • Interpret data; maintain an accurate, comprehensible, and current laboratory journal
  • Communicate results in written technical reports and oral presentation

YOU BRING....

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 2+ years lab experience, Master’s degree in a relevant scientific discipline (e.g. molecular biology, plant biotechnology), or equivalent relevant lab experience
  • Experience in molecular cloning including restriction cloning, PCR-based assembly and other high throughput assembly systems
  • Knowledge of plant molecular biology and an interest in agriculture sciences
  • Familiarity with Geneious, Benchling, Vector NTI, SnapGene or similar software for plasmid design and construction
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills 
  • Strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Curiosity and a desire to continuously learn and have a meaningful impact
  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks
  • A collaborative approach, open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback
  • Ability to work independently and as a part of a team

IDEAL CANDIDATES ALSO BRING...

  • Experience working in a production-scale environment
  • Knowledge of genome editing technologies

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