Position title
Research Associate in Molecular Biology

Calyxt is seeking a highly motivated and result – oriented research associate to join our plant genome editing team. The successful candidate will have an opportunity to work in a team environment and interact with experts in genome engineering, molecular biology, and plant transformation with a mission of generating precise genome modifications in various crops. The individual will be involved in the design and execution of new experiments in consultation with his or her supervisor.


Independently perform Plasmid prep, PCR, colony PCR, gel electrophoresis, bacterial culture cultivation, bacterial transformation, and sample preparation for sequencing

Be able to utilize molecular cloning techniques for plasmid design, construction, and validation independently

Conduct experiments and develop methods according to standard operating procedures

Accurately document all experimental procedures and results in a lab notebook

Provide training and support to junior members of the team

Prepare and autoclave laboratory reagents and glassware

Maintain an organized and safe laboratory working environment


Required Qualifications: 

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in molecular biology or related science field

Relevant work experience in an industrial or academic laboratory setting

Demonstrated ability to work independently and efficiently

Effective verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment to achieve project goals

Demonstrated strong problem – solving and analytical skills including data analysis and recommendation of solutions during troubleshooting

Solid organizational and time management skills to ensure successful and timely documentation and completion of projects


Preferred qualifications:

Experience in advanced molecular cloning techniques

Experience in sample handling, preparation and data analysis

Familiarity with Geneious, VectorNTI, ApE, Snapgene or similar software

Familiarity with Microsoft Excel.

Job Location
Date posted
March 12, 2020
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Position: Research Associate in Molecular Biology

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