Molecular Biologist

Join BIOMILQ, a women-owned, mother-centered, and science-led start-up based in Raleigh-Durham, NC to unlock human potential with breakthrough mammary technology!

Passionate about global nutrition and human health? Worried about the effects on our climate due to animal agriculture? Ready to put your technical skills to create positive change in the world?

Us too!

We are looking for a cell line development scientist, engineer, or regenerative medicine expert to join our team in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina!

You are a technical leader

  • You have conducted experimental research or project design involving at least one or more of the following: molecular and cell biology, signal transduction, cell culture, biological and biochemical assays, statistical analysis, coding for life sciences
  • You are comfortable performing critical analyses and interpreting data for actionable decision-making that impacts the greater company
  • As a life-long learner you keep a pulse on current relevant scientific literature and innovation within your field
  • You like to move fast, but are able to maintain meticulous record-keeping

You are a cross-functional powerhouse

  • You enjoy working closely with teammates to complete deliverables of a caliber to be used in funding applications, investor updates, and publications
  • You thrive when your input for scientific strategic skills is leveraged, is actively engaging in regular scientific, and broader all-hands team meetings 
  • You have an innate ability to articulate complex topics to a scientific audience as easily as your own family

You love tackling challenging problems with a team

  • You believe in our mission of working towards better infant nutrition, women's health, and sustainability
  • As a conscientious teammate you're curious to learn from co-workers and share your personal passions
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a broad and diverse team and stepping outside of your comfort zone
  • You're naturally inclined to think critically and creatively to work through murky problems with limited resources
  • Ambiguity is your jam and you're able to strive ahead without direction
  • You hold yourself and others to the utmost ethical standards in all scientific and professional endeavors

Qualifications & Preferred Experience

  • Education 
    • PhD or Masters +3 years hands on research experience in molecular, cell, or developmental biology, conducting original research involving genetic modulation of mammalian cell behavior and signaling pathways
  • Required 
    • Must be willing to be in-person in Raleigh-Durham, NC
    • Mammalian cell culture: strong aseptic technique and experience culturing primary cells and creating immortal cell lines
    • Experience characterizing cell line stability Molecular biology: vector design, vector construction RT-qPCR, and PCR
    • Experience with a variety of single-cell cloning methods Experience with multiple gene-delivery techniques 
    • Hands-on experience with genetic-engineering tools (i.e. CRISPR, recombinases, lentivirus, transposons, shRNA/siRNA)
    • Experience building bioluminescent or fluorescent reporter assays 
  • Preferred 
    • Hands-on experience with several of the following: epithelial tissues, organoids, genome-scale or high throughput pooled and arrayed screening, flow cytometry/FACS, RNA seq and NGS sample preparation and analysis, tumorigenicity and oncogenicity testing
    • Experience mentoring junior scientists is a plus
    • Experience with stem cells is a plus


Or, know someone who would be a perfect fit? Let them know!

Workplace & culture

As a female-led company based in Durham, NC we are cognizant of building a culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work everyday. We 'cell'ebrate our daily wins and fails, we enjoy flexible hours, and we feel motivated by our mission. We hope you're excited to come and work to change the world with us!

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