Position title
Research Associate - Cell Biology

The Cell Biology team at Calyxt is seeking a highly motivated individual to prepare media, prepare material for plant transformation, learn plant tissue culture methods and cross-train in molecular biology. The candidate will work as part of a team to ensure delivery of media and reagents for a variety of plant tissue culture methods, be involved in workflow optimization and assist with experimental method development. The position will also have development opportunities to learn molecular biology skills such as vector construction and genotyping. The ideal candidate would have experience in a biology lab setting, preferably plant or microbial genetics. Strong organizational and communication skills are necessary to coordinate multiple different project requests.

  • Independently prepare liquid and agar-based media


  • Prepare media based on knowledge of chemistry principles


  • Coordinate and manage a variety of requests across multiple projects


  • Assist with preparing source plant material for tissue culture experiments


  • Continuous improvement of workflow and propose automation solutions to increase throughput


  • Crosstrain in molecular biology lab


  • Maintain an organized and safe laboratory working environment


  • Conduct experiments according to current standard operating procedures (SOPs) and document progress in notebooks and/or LIMS

Bachelor’s degree in biology, chemistry or a related field

Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently

Effective verbal and written communication skills

Ability to work in a team environment to achieve project goals


Preferred qualifications:

1-2 years of industry lab experience

Familiarity with LIMS

Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite


Please send resume and motivation letter to: clxraab202008@calyxt.com

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Date posted
September 1, 2020
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Position: Research Associate - Cell Biology

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