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Job Summary

$55k-65k per year + Tips/Bonus
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Job posted 10 hours ago
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Life Sciences Instructor
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Job Description

Cellecta, a small, privately-owned Mountain View, CA based biotechnology company, is looking for a dynamic and energetic life science professional to support service projects and help develop novel functional genomics applications for life science researchers.

The company currently offers tools and services for CRISPR and RNAi genetic screening, cell barcoding and tracking, and targeted RNA expression analysis. We are seeking an individual with strong practical expertise in molecular and cell biology laboratory procedures to independently carry out customer-driven service projects and support development efforts to expand applications of our existing technology portfolio.

NOTE: Although the "Job Role" listed in the Job Listing is "Life Sciences Instructor", we are looking only for Research Associates. There is no option in Localwise to select "Research Associate" or similar.


  • Solid hands-on experience with mammalian cell culture, viral delivery vectors, DNA cloning and vector construction, plasmid preparation, RNA/DNA extraction, PCR.
  • Experience with gene editing, NGS, RNA-Seq, flow cytometry, and related advanced cell and molecular biology technologies is a plus.
  • Proven ability to multi-task and problem-solve in a deadline-oriented work environment.
  • M.S. degree in Cell Biology, Virology, Molecular Biology, or similar discipline.  
  • Experience in biotech/pharma highly desirable.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in an academic or commercial lab.
  • Ability to describe and document laboratory work, procedures, and findings clearly and concisely for use in protocol manuals, marketing collateral, application notes and articles, presentations, and posters.
  • Flexible and able to work weekends for cell culture maintenance if necessary.
  • Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and able to work independently.
  • Ability to clearly, concisely, and effectively communicate with both internal and external researchers.
  • Effective collaboration with team members and external researchers to carry out projects.
  • Strong computer skills.
  • Bioinformatics computer skills a plus.

Salary commensurate with experience.

Local applicants only. Sorry, no relocations or H1 Visas at this time.

Applications from principals only please. Cellecta is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Business Overview

Our Story

Cellecta Inc., a functional genomics solutions provider, focuses primarily on developing and implementing flexible and scalable broad-based screening and analysis approaches for drug target and biomarker discovery. Our high-throughput functional genetic screening portfolio includes:

* shRNA and CRISPR screening services

* custom and off-the-shelf constructs and pooled libraries

* knockout and knockdown cell lines

that facilitate genome-wide functional screening and the identification and validation of genes involved in critical biological and disease pathways.

Team Size

11-50 team members


Culture & Perks

Employee Owned
Health Benefits
Parental Leave
Paid Time Off
Retirement Benefits
Casual Dress
Parking Provided
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