186169 - Scientist II
CA-Central California
Up to $33.99 DOE
6 mos
Chipton-Ross is seeking a Scientist II for an opening in Carlsbad, CA.

We are seeking a creative and motivated Scientist II to join our rapidly growing genome engineering team. The candidate will be responsible for developing new products and will work closely with cross-functional teams including Bioinformatics, Marketing, Technical Service and/or Operations.

Successful candidates will have a strong cell biology experience with a background in genome editing applications including hands-on experience in mammalian cell culture, handling large cloning projects, and functional protein activity screens. The candidate will work independently in a fast-paced environment with very supportive teammates.

Work with the team to design experimental plans, analyzes experimental data, generates laboratory protocols, and writes technical reports, quantitative analyses, and product summaries. Troubleshoots and solves difficult problems in the design/execution of development projects. Investigates, creates, and incorporates new methods and technologies to improve the effectiveness of development workflows. Maintains accurate lab notebook to support protection of intellectual property in accordance with relevant client required standards. Presents data at scientific conferences (external and internal). Interacts closely with other internal departments (i.e., Marketing, Business Development, Quality, Operations and/or Technical Services). Complies with all company safety, training, and quality regulations.

Strong mammalian cell culture experience in multiple cell lines, including primary T cells. Cell transfection experience. Cloning experience (standard cloning, PCR, mutagenesis, sequencing). Experience with genome editing (CRISPR, etc). Experience with in vitro transcription, working with mRNA. Protein characterization experience is preferred. Prior industrial experience is desirable.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities
Have a positive attitude, with the ability to learn new techniques quickly. Demonstrated ability to generate reliable and repeatable data. Perform standard laboratory math calculations and solutions/media preparation. Maintain a detailed lab notebook and present your findings in a group setting. Proven proficiency in data analysis, research design, troubleshooting, and the evaluation of new techniques and procedures for manufacturing reagents, systems, products or technologies.

An accredited Master's degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Genetics, or a related discipline and 1-2 plus years of lab experience is required. Alternately, a Bachelor’s degree with 3 plus years of experience is acceptable.


Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Johnnie Barrientos
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x290 or (800) 927-9318 x290

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.