Associate Scientist

California Cultured is seeking an Associate Scientist to join its team in Davis, California. The ideal candidate will be a problem solver, natural relationship-builder, and highly organized contribute to the development of our cell & media technology. The ideal candidate will have a background in biotechnology and will report directly to our Lead Scientist.

Duties include:

• Manage experiment preparation, media development, growing, maintaining, and characterizing plant cell cultures.

• Complete critical research projects plant cell engineering and gene expression of lipids and target molecules.

• Perform tissue culture, genetic engineering, and molecular biology work.

• Design and execute experiments to characterize and assess critical quality attributes of cell culture samples.

• Assist and execute experiments to determine product applications of cultured cell lines, as determined by Lead Scientist.

• Analyze data, develop conclusions, and make recommendations in support of molecular biology, cell culture, and process/product development efforts.

• Troubleshoot technical, experimental, and operational issues as necessary.

• Participate in the design and build-out of analytical capabilities based on strategic goals of the R&D organization.

• Develop, maintain, and follow standard operating procedures.

• Prepare and present project updates, reports and reviews of scientific literature.

• Develop technical and project planning expertise relevant to plant cell culture by attending courses/trainings, assisting Lead Scientist with research program development, and attending management discussions.

• Train new lab personnel on cell culture maintenance, media preparation, and common lab SOPs.

• Assist in setting yearly goals for research associates with Human Resources

• Train & assist on cell banking and cell retrieving

• Train & assist on project planning for cell screening

About You

• Experience with plant cell culture, media development, and data collection

• Master’s degree in related field (preferred).

• Strong communication and organization skills.

• High level of competence in the supervision of technical staff and implementation of safety requirements and skills.

• Ability to function in a fast-paced environment with minimal supervision.

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About the Company

California Cultured

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