Scientist (Reproductive Biology)

We are seeking a talented Scientist (level determined by candidate experience) in our San Diego, California office that will be responsible for contributing to the development of novel reproductive technologies using stem cells. Appropriate candidates will have extensive experience in embryology and reproductive biology including knowledge of meiosis, germline development, oocyte and sperm maturation, and embryo development. Familiarity with in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), microdissection or microinjection, and transgenic animal production techniques is preferred. The Scientist will be expected to complete scientific and technical tasks on aggressive timelines and to work as part of a team on varied tasks with changing priorities. Position requires excellent communication and presentation skills, a documented ability to troubleshoot technical issues, an ability to plan and carry out experiments independently, and to work with complex instrumentation and software.


Job Snapshot:
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Location:San Diego, CA
Department:Human Therapeutics
Job Type:Full Time
Education:Ph.D. in Reproductive Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or related fields is preferred or M.S. degree with 10 years relevant experience
Experience:Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in reproductive biology lab; relevant industry experience preferred
Reference Id:1306
Travel Required:None
Manage Others:No
 
Description:
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Be a key member of a team supporting development of novel reproductive technologies.
  • Responsible for isolation, culture, and characterization of primary cells and stem cells.
  • Responsible for analysis of oocytes, sperm, and developing embryos using microscopy.
  • Responsible for embryology-related techniques: IVM, IVF, ICSI, microdissection.
  • Contribute to the development of novel cellular differentiation processes.
  • Maintain knowledge of current cell and reproductive biology literature.
  • Responsible for project planning and troubleshooting of experiments.
  • Evaluate data and provide succinct and clear reports that can be shared and transferred to and from cross-functional teams; responsible for clear communication in both written and oral forms.
  • Responsible for timely documentation of laboratory work.
  • Pay attention to detail, strictly adhere to safety protocols, and use knowledge of basic laboratory procedures to advance projects under rapidly shifting priorities and timelines.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
 
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES:
NONE
               
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
  • Ph.D. in Reproductive Biology, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology or related fields is preferred or M.S. degree with 10 years relevant experience.
  • Minimum 3-5 years’ experience in reproductive biology lab; relevant industry experience preferred.
  • Broad experience in mammalian cell and embryo culture techniques.
  • Hands-on experience with microscopy, fluorescent assays, and related instrumentation.
  • Hands-on experience with in vitro maturation (IVM),  in vitro fertilization (IVF), intra-cytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI), or somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT) techniques.
  • Proficiency in cellular molecular biology techniques is a plus.
  • Strong writing and experimental documentation skills.
 
DESIRED KEY COMPETENCIES:
  • Ability to understand and execute on the company’s mission and values.
  • Maintain a high degree of ethical standard and trustworthiness.
  • Ability to think and adapt to a rapidly changing environment.
  • Able to reach rational conclusions through complex processing of information.
  • Fosters innovation through creative solutions.
  • Successful at communicating in both oral and written forms.
  • Well organized and capable of clear communication through technology (i.e. Outlook, PowerPoint, and other programs used to create and distribute reports and key information).
  • Effective organization and implementation of group projects.
  • Up-to-date knowledge on industry current events.
  • Maintain a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Energized by accomplishments and excellence in the workplace.
  • Capable of high performance in independent work as well as in team setting.
 
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