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Research Associate - Tissue Culture and Transformation

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Date Posted

07 Jan, 2023

Salary Offered

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Job Type

Full Time

Experience Required

No experience required

Remote Work

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Living Carbon is a public benefit corporation with a mission to responsibly rebalance the planet’s carbon cycle using the inherent power of plants. We believe that gigaton scale CO2 drawdown will only happen if solutions are both beneficial to the environment and profitable to landowners. We’ve developed photosynthesis-enhanced seedlings that capture carbon faster on underperforming and degraded land. In addition to improving carbon capture rates we are also working on extending the durability of nature based sequestration. We’re backed by some of the most prominent investors in Silicon Valley including Felicis Ventures, YCombinator, and Chris Sacca of LowerCarbon Capital.

If you believe that climate change is the defining global emergency of the century and want to join an ambitious project that’s working on a biological solution, we’d love to hear from you.


Your role:

We’re looking for someone who’s excited to be part of a mission-driven early-stage company. As our Research Associate - Tissue Culture and Transformation, you will play an essential role in our tissue culture and transformation production systems in woody species. You will be working closely with our scientists to assist in facilitation of pipeline development, while helping carry out other experiments to achieve company goals. A successful candidate will have experience with plant biotechnology lab experimental approaches, with knowledge of and experience in both plant tissue culture and transformation. You will also have the opportunity to contribute to the company’s strategic goals and think creatively about how to move quickly and solve problems.


Your responsibilities:

  • Perform tissue culture and plant transformation experiments
  • Manage, maintain, organize, and track production-level amounts of cultures
  • Design and conduct research projects relating to plant tissue culture and transformation pipeline development
  • Execute protocols in a thorough, independent, and technical manner
  • Maintain a detailed record of experimental data and analysis
  • Perform vital functions of pipeline support, including media making
  • Timely communicate and adapt to experimental workflows while developing new skills
  • Nurture the desire to work in an exciting and rapidly evolving work environment
  • Provide unique perspectives and collaborate to creatively solve problems as they arise


Requirements and qualifications:

  • BSc or MSc in plant biology, plant science, plant science, or related field and experience working with plant biotechnology systems
  • Extensive hands-on experience with plant tissue culture systems is required. Previous experience with suspension cultures is preferred  
  • Demonstrated ability in plant transformation techniques
  • Proven capacity to carry out multiple experiments simultaneously
  • Fundamental knowledge of and subsequent application in plant tissue culture and transformation techniques
  • Ability to work within a team to efficiently tackle high-throughput experiments
  • Excellent organization, with strong oral and written communication skills

Living Carbon PBC offers competitive compensation, and generous healthcare, dental and vision insurance.

Living Carbon PBC is an equal opportunity employer.

We believe the best solutions to climate change are created by diverse teams. Living Carbon is focused on building a multicultural and inclusive team with strong representation from the many diverse communities disproportionately impacted by climate change. As a public benefit corporation, ensuring solutions to slow climate change are widely distributed to all peoples is critical to the success of our mission. 

About Living Carbon

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Plants that capture and store more carbon.

Company Size: 11 - 50 People
Year Founded: 2019
Country: United States


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