RA/Senior RA, Strain Engineering
GRO Biosciences (GRObio) is hiring a Research Associate (RA) or Senior RA to advance the company’s recoded organism technology. Recoded organisms enable efficient production of proteins using an expanded amino acid alphabet. Imagine working for a biotechnology company that doesn’t have to play by the rules of its competitors. With the tools at GRObio you’ll have the opportunity to solve problems once considered impossible.
The day-to-day for this position will include a variety of directed evolution, molecular biology, library construction, strain engineering experiments related to demonstrating the performance of recoded organisms in commercially-relevant contexts. Candidates will operate within a tight-knit working environment on the Chassis Engineering team. GRObio values training and independence as metrics for ideal employee development, and the capable candidate will be able to leverage resources throughout our organization to learn, improve, and grow.
Use library approaches for allele discovery to improve biologic production
Leverage next-gen sequencing to deconvolve driver alleles underlying desirable phenotypes; analyze sequences using custom analysis pipelines for NGS
Develop and optimize new reporters to enable high throughput screens and selections
Clone, sequence, and QC library-based studies for strain optimization
Utilize genome editing to implement findings from discovery work in recoded organisms
Diligently record progress in our electronic lab notebook and LIMS systems
Clearly communicate results and recommendations to the team both in-person and online
MS degree (or BS/BA degree plus at least 1 year of research experience) in biology, microbiology, biotechnology, synthetic biology, systems biology, biological engineering, or other related field
Proficiency in molecular biology and microbiology
Proficiency with gene sequencing
Strong communication skills, selfless work habits
Proficiency in bacterial expression logic and engineering
Next-gen sequencing, library prep, and/or analysis of large sequencing datasets
Organism industrialization and commercialization of industrial processes
Interested candidates should send cover letters and resumes to jobs@GRObio.com with subject REQ1906.