Scientist I, Cell Biology in Carlsbad, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 7/9/2020

Job Snapshot

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    Carlsbad, CA
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    48 weeks
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    Volt Branch
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Job Description

Position Objective

This scientist will support a team that develops next-generation solutions and integrated applications using a wide array of Scientific products to support customer driven projects and internal applications.  The work will support three principal activities: to develop new tools and solutions pertaining to drug discovery, to exemplify how to use our tools to ask broad scientific questions, to help create customized solutions for our customers. 

Projects may include, but not limited to stem cell characterization using a variety of microarray and qPCR based methods, stem cell line generation and engineering, stem cell culture and differentiation, molecular biology.  These projects may be driven by internal project design or by external collaborations.

Scope of Need

The successful individual will directly interact with junior and senior R&D staff, project management and external collaborators to understand or develop workplans.  The scientist will then be responsible for executing plans either independently or as part of a team in order to meet agreed upon deliverables and timelines.  Designated activities will require a certain level of independence but may also be in support of senior scientists. In addition, this scientist will be expected to participate in laboratory maintenance.

This role will involve the following tasks:

  • Stem cell culture                        (feeding, passaging and cryopreservation
  • Stem cell characterization          (qPCR and/or microarray analysis of cells)
  • Tissue culture                            (culture of many cell types, 2D and 3D)
  • Stable cell line generation          (transfection and antibiotic-selection)
  • Molecular biology                        (CRISPR, sequencing and TaqMan® PCR)
  • Lab maintenance                       (ordering, instrument maintenance, lab organization)

 Capabilities and Competencies

This position requires the following capabilities and competencies (1-3 years experience in an academic or industry environment):

  • Perform standard laboratory math calculations and solutions/media preparation
  • Proven experience:
    • Molecular biology techniques including DNA/RNA extraction, PCR, sequencing
    • Sterile cell culture techniques
    • Stem cell culture


Candidates with a bachelor’s or masters degree and 1-2 years of industry experience preferred.

Volt is an Equal Opportunity Employer