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Research Assistant (Temporary)

Location: San Diego, California
Position Type: Temporary
Hourly Range: $20.00 to $27.50
Area(s) of Expertise Desired: Cell Biology/ Biological sciences/Biotechnology
Job Code: CB2303


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 temporary contract worker in Cell Biology to help us to revolutionize plant breeding.


Associate degree (or equivalent) in a scientific discipline with 0+ years of experience. HS diploma with 1-3 years of experience in research and/or development environment or related field will also be considered.

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.

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.

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: CB2303.