Research Associate - Plant Biology
Company: Living Carbon
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: January 16, 2022
We're looking for someone who's excited to be part of a
mission-driven early stage company. As our Research Associate, you
will play an essential role executing plant molecular biology
and/or plant physiology experiments to help meet the company goal.
This role requires laboratory experience with plant growth,
molecular and biochemical assays, with strong working knowledge of
plant physiology. The successful candidate will be both a strong
lab-based individual contributor and a team player who works well
with other scientists. The candidate will contribute to key
discovery studies which will have a direct impact on the success of
our biotech programs to advance company goals.
Perform experiments to carry out plant growth and developmental
analysis in controlled environments
Conduct plant growth measurement on weekly basis and collect
biomass data at the end of the growth cycle
Monitor growth and developmental changes associated with various
abiotic conditions under testing
Collect tissue samples from plants for macro- and micro-nutrient
analysis and molecular analysis including PCR and qRT-PCR
Perform biochemical assays to evaluate the physiological impact of
Perform plasmid DNA extraction from E. coli cells and genomic DNA
extraction from plants
Accurately document experimental protocols, perform analysis and
help with interpretation of data, and timely report key findings to
supervisor and research team
BS in plant biology related fields. 2 or more years of laboratory
experience in industry or academia.
Technical proficiency in general laboratory practices, including
chemical reagents preparation, pH measurement, media preparation,
aseptic technique, safety practices, etc.
Experience in laboratory assays with samples collected from
Experience with molecular biology techniques including DNA
extraction from bacteria or plants is highly desirable
Strong organizational and documentation skills.
Experience with database management.
Ability to manage several projects simultaneously.
Effective communication (written/verbal) and ability to work
independently and collaboratively as part of a team are
Self-starter who can operate with minimal supervision.
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