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Research Associate / Sr. Research Associate, Cell Culture: Geltor, San Leandro

At Geltor we design award-winning ingredients for the world’s biggest consumer product companies. Geltor is looking for a RESEARCH ASSOCIATE / SR. RESEARCH ASSOCIATE to join our Cell Culture team in San Leandro, CA.
The RA/SRA will play a key role in designing/executing cell culture-based assays and developing new in vitro platforms to evaluate our proprietary proteins. This position offers the opportunity for a self-motivated and detail-oriented Research Associate/Senior Research Associate with a strong background in mammalian cell culture to join a collaborative, enthusiastic, dynamic fast-paced team that is sustainably creating animal proteins without the animals. This role reports to our Cell Culture Scientist. Level will be commensurate with experience.

Key Responsibilities:

    • Culture mammalian cell culture lines and primary cells
    • Perform cell-based assays to evaluate viability, protein production (ELISAs and western blot), gene expression analysis (qRT-PCR), and other functional/molecular biology assays
    • Analyze cells using live imaging and fluorescence microscopy
    • Develop, optimize, and troubleshoot new cell-based assays
    • Collect and analyze data, and maintain a detailed and organized laboratory notebook
    • Present data internally on a weekly basis
    • Lead by example, champion Geltor, and uphold company values

Requirements:

    • BS or MS in Cell Biology, Molecular Biology, related field or equivalent
    • Experience in an industry/academic lab environment (position level commensurate with experience)
    • Strong expertise in mammalian cell culture systems (preferably with primary human cells) and common cell-based functional assays and molecular biology techniques
    • Strong organizational skills with the ability to effectively prioritize and complete projects amidst tight timelines and competing deadlines; exceptional attention to detail
    • Ability to conduct experiments, evaluate and interpret results, and solicit help when needed
    • Ability to maintain detailed experimental documentation
    • Proficiency with common software (MS Word, Excel, etc.); experience with graphing and analysis software a plus (Prism, ImageJ, etc.)
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to discuss technical concepts within the team
    • A positive, open, and intellectually curious team player who embraces the challenges and excitement of an entrepreneurial business
    • Enthusiasm for and commitment to Geltor’s mission
About Geltor
Geltor designs high-performance, sustainable ingredients for consumer product companies by combining computation, biology and materials science. Our first products are collagen proteins optimized for cosmetics and personal care applications and produced through a proprietary animal-free fermentation process. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
About Geltor
Geltor designs high-performance, sustainable ingredients for consumer product companies by combining computation, biology and materials science. Our first products are collagen proteins optimized for cosmetics and personal care applications and produced through a proprietary animal-free fermentation process. The company was founded in 2015 and is headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Geltor is an equal opportunity employer and encourages applicants of diverse backgrounds to apply.
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Anissa Cooke

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