Chi Botanic is seeking a Plant Molecular Biologist to join our team in San Francisco starting in October 2019! As an early-stage start-up, we offer an exceptional opportunity for career advancement to an ambitious plant scientist.
We’ve secured sponsorship to develop novel technology that will result in high-impact advancements in plant transgenics. To do this, we need a highly motivated and dedicated Plant Molecular Biologist capable of independent, efficient work and development of innovative solutions. You will support experimental design, execution, and data analysis. You will clearly communicate key findings both internally and externally to sponsors.
Do you have experience with rice or plant transgenesis and molecular biology? A successful candidate will have a strong background in tissue culture of rice, cotton, or other plant, preferably including plant cell suspension culture methods. Relevant expertise includes plant transformation using agrobacterium or biolistics. Basic bioinformatics and analysis of sequence data is required. Plant phenotyping, transcriptomics, cloning and gene editing is a preferred. Experience with high-throughput approaches, programming, and/or robotics is a major plus. The ideal candidate will have a PhD with strong references and publication record.
The primary responsibility of this position will be to plant transgenics requiring multiple parallel experimental approaches on tight deadlines. Achievement of 1st year Milestones will result in an expanded program in the 2nd year. Success guarantees the opportunity for promotion, a supervisory role of a larger team and a commensurate increase in salary. We offer a flexible work schedule and exempt status, but require a commitment to meet project goals over a defined number of hours.
Benefits include competitive stock vesting options in a rapidly growing company. Publications in top journals and presentation of our work at conference is also encouraged with sponsor approval. We are an equal opportunity employer hiring based on qualifications alone.