Scientist II, SynBio in Carlsbad, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 10/31/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
    Contingent
  • Location:
    Carlsbad, CA
  • Job Type:
  • Duration:
    8 weeks
  • Date Posted:
    10/31/2018
  • Job ID:
    145540
  • Contact Name
    Volt Branch
  • Phone
    619-471-1449

Job Description

When you're part of our team, you'll do important work, like helping customers in finding cures for cancer, protecting the environment or making sure our food is safe. Your work will have real-world impact, and you'll be supported in achieving your career goals!

How will you make an impact?
We are seeking a creative and motivated Scientist II to join our rapidly growing genome engineering team. The candidate will be responsible for developing new products and will work closely with cross-functional teams including Bioinformatics, Marketing, Technical Service and/or Operations.

What will you do? 
Successful candidates will have a strong cell biology experience with a background in genome editing applications including hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture, handling large cloning projects, and functional protein activity screens. The candidate will work independently in a fast-paced environment with very supportive teammates.

  • Work with the team to design experimental plans, analyzes experimental data, generates laboratory protocols, and writes technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries
  • Troubleshoots and solves difficult problems in the design/execution of development projects
  • Investigates, creates, and incorporates new methods and technologies to improve the effectiveness of development workflows
  • Maintains accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant Thermo Fisher required standards
  • Presents data at scientific conferences (external and internal)
  • Interacts closely with other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Operations and/or Technical Services)
  • Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations


How will you get here?
A Master's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related discipline and 1-2 plus years of lab experience is required. Alternately, a Bachelor's degree with 3 plus years of experience is acceptable. Protein characterization experience is preferred. Prior industrial experience is desirable.

  • Strong cloning experience (standard cloning, PCR, mutagenesis, sequencing)
  • Strong mammalian cell culture experience in multiple cell lines
  • Experience with genome editing (CRISPR, etc.)
  • Experience in characterizing proteins (PAGE gels, functional assays, etc.)

VOLT is an Equal Opportunity Employer