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Research Assistant- Molecular Discovery

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Contract Research Assistant- Molecular Discovery**

**Location:** San Diego, CA

**Position Type:** Full-Time

**Required Education:** B.S. or AA/HS with experience

**Area(s) of expertise desired:** Microbiology, Plant Biology, Biology


Kelly is seeking talent for an established partner, a biotechnology company with advanced technologies to precisely target and direct a plants natural gene-editing processes to produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products and improve human health by safely harnessing Nature's own genetic diversity.

The position will help identify new gene editing targets to improve plant health and fitness by increasing resistance to disease and pests in agriculturally important crops. The successful applicant will be expected to assist with all aspects of plant screening assays such as soil and media preparation, plant growth and maintenance and transient gene expression assays. This position will work as part of a team and be expected to run all aspects of the screening assays in plants. The position is contracted for an initial 90 days and then may be extended dependent on business needs. This position offers an excellent opportunity for a talented individual to learn and grow in a matrixed environment focused on cutting edge gene editing technology.


+ Perform routine procedures for plant growth and maintenance such as soil preparation.

+ Perform transient gene expression and other assays in plants.

+ Accurately record and track laboratory procedures and activities.

+ Work as part of a team and actively contribute to team meetings and discussions.


+ B.Sc. degree in a Biological Science with 0+ years of experience or an AA/HS diploma with 2+ years of experience.

+ Practical experience with a range of biology or microbiology procedures.

+ Prior experience working with plants and/or transient gene expression is beneficial.

+ Strong problem-solving skills and capabilities to help improve process efficiency.

+ Excellent sample and data tracking skills, attention to detail, and the ability to record experimental procedures in a clear, accurate manner.

+ Able to follow Standard Operating Procedures.

+ Proficient in Excel and MS Office suite.

+ Effectively communicates with supervisor through meetings and report writing.

+ Ability to be independent, self-motivated, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment.

+ A flexible work schedule with ability to work some weekend hours is desired.

Cibus provides an attractive compensation and benefits package that includes medical/dental/vision, flexible spending, 401(k) plan, vacation and sick leave.

If you enjoy working as part of a team and want to participate in this exciting research, for immediate consideration, please email your resume in Word Doc format to Maji:


**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-09-24 Expires: 2021-10-25

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