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Research Associate

Location: San Diego, California
Position Type: Full-Time
Salary Range: $61,000 to $74,000
Area(s) of Expertise Desired: Cell Biology/ Biological sciences/Biotechnology
Job Code: CB2301


Cibus is a biotechnology company with advanced technologies to precisely target and direct a plant’s natural gene-editing processes. This approach accelerates natural plant breeding that has been a staple of farming for thousands of years and has resulted in a rapid, versatile and low-cost way to produce sustainable industrial and agricultural products and improve human health by safely harnessing nature's own genetic diversity.

The company has a worldwide presence, with subsidiaries in Europe and North America and a state-of-the-art research and development center in San Diego. Cibus has a pipeline of traits for canola and rice and is developing crop platforms and a pipeline of trait products in other major global crops including soybean, corn, and wheat. The broad applicability of Cibus’ technologies is highlighted by the company’s strain-advancement program, which develops sustainable products in microbial platforms for the food, flavor and fragrance, and personal care markets.

Cibus has an immediate opening for a Research Associate to help us to revolutionize plant breeding.


Minimum: B.Sc. in plant/cell biology, plant biotechnology, plant physiology or related field.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Conduct experiments involving plant cell and tissue culture (protoplast techniques, somatic embryogenesis, suspension cultures, shoot regeneration, micropropagation). and reagent delivery methods.
  • Prepare media and other materials require for various daily experiments.
  • Investigate, create, and develop new methods and technologies for project advancement and to further understand the cellular processes involved in the application of Cibus’ proprietary technology.
  • Utilize scientific literature to design experiments and improve methods.
  • Perform quantitative analysis, prepare technical reports, protocols, written and oral presentations.
  • Participate in the preparation and improvement of SOPs.

Knowledge, experience, skills:

  • Experience working with aseptic techniques, plant cell and tissue cultures.
  • Familiarity with microscopy, microphotography, imaging software, and cytometry is a plus.
  • Basic knowledge of gene editing technology, plant protoplast/cell culture methods and in vitro plant regeneration systems is a plus.

Core capabilities:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and motivational skills, accurate record keeping, and attention to detail.
  • Able to use judgment and make routine recommendations for resolving problems in moderately complex assignments.
  • Highly proficient in Excel and MS Office suite. MS Access or other database experience a plus.
  • Able to manage multiple tasks while meeting deadlines.
  • Able to follow SOPs and perform troubleshooting on procedures.
  • Ability to adapt to minor changes in routine to achieve objectives.
  • Effectively communicates with supervisor through meetings and report writing.
  • Ability to be independent, self-motivated, and enjoy working in a highly collaborative environment.

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, please e-mail your resume to and put down job code: CB2301.