Research Associate, Genome Editing Cloning – Molecular Biology

Website Benson Hill Biosystems

Benson Hill empowers innovators with a revolutionary crop design

Benson Hill Biosystems – Creve Coeur, MO
Benson Hill Biosystems empowers innovators to unlock the global genetic potential of plants benefiting people and our planet. We are building the future of agricultural genomics and looking for talented and passionate individuals who will help us drive our vision. Our core values will inspire you to be bold, innovate through collaboration, work hard and smart, and have fun while doing so!

We are actively seeking a Research Associate to join our Molecular Biology team!

You’ll make an impact by:

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Performing vector design and construction of cutting-edge genome editing reagents

Generating quality certified plasmids for use in multiple crop transformation pipelines

Creatively troubleshooting cloning methods to meet fast paced deadlines

You’re good at:

Troubleshooting and problem solving

Working in a fast-paced and collaborative environment

Restriction enzyme based cloning methods

Alternative cloning methods; such as Gibson Assembly and Hot Fusion

Maintaining detailed and organized records

Multitasking and taking initiative on new projects

You have:

BS or MS in molecular biology, plant biology or related discipline

3-5 years hands-on experience in a molecular biology setting

Strong technical knowledge of cloning, primer design, and sanger sequencing

Previous experience with genome editing reagents like CRISPR-Cas9 and CRISPR-Cpf1

Previous experience with agrobacterium transformation

Experience in an industrial agriculture biotechnology setting

We have:

A flexible PTO program with a focus on work/life balance

Competitive medical benefits and retirement savings plan

FREE Dental Coverage

Education reimbursement

PAID parental leave

And more….

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