Position title
Research Scientist - HTP Genotyping

Calyxt is seeking a highly motivated and result-oriented scientist to join our R&D organization. The individual will be responsible for developing, implementing and conducting HTP genotyping assays on Calyxt products during discovery and product development phases. The successful candidate will work in a team environment and interact with experts in molecular biology, gene editing, plant transformation and product commercialization. S/he will also have a unique opportunity to work with cross-functional teams as Calyxt gene edited products progress through the R&D pipeline, comply with regulatory requirements and are brought to commercialization.


• Develop analytical genotyping methods including standard operating procedures (SOPs) to characterize Calyxt edited lines
• Evaluate and employ a variety of analytical platforms (i.e. qPCR, ddPCR, NGS, Sanger)
• Implement automation solutions to optimize throughput
• Implement high-throughput assays to inform gene edit and breeding selections
• Influence and build out new and innovative genotyping platforms
• Manage internal and external projects according to Calyxt’s needs
• Prepare data packages, reports and presentations to communicate with stakeholders at various levels
• Work cross-functionally to continuously improve analytical approaches and develop new methods as required
• Develop and submit innovative ideas
• Be proficient in LIMS work associated with platform experiments


• PhD (preferred) or MS in Biology, Genetics, Genomics or other related majors.
• Minimum 2 years of industry experience in HTP genotyping analysis
• Hands-on experience with a variety of analytical techniques such as: qPCR, ddPCR, trait marker assay development and next-generation sequencing
• Solid organizational and time management skills to ensure successful and timely documentation and completion of projects
• Ability to work flex hours (evenings and/or weekends) as needed
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to work in a team environment to achieve project goals
• Ability to learn new programming languages for automated machines


Please send resume and motivation letter to: clxrsg202005@calyxt.com

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Date posted
May 12, 2020
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Position: Research Scientist - HTP Genotyping

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