Research Associate

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? 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 scientist to join our assay development team in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina!

You are a lab ninja

  • You have conducted experimental research or project design involving at least one or more of the following: biological and biochemical assays, statistical analysis, compositional analysis of milk or other complex liquids, literature review
  • You are comfortable performing critical analyses and interpreting data for actionable decision-making that impacts the greater company 
  • Optimization of process for high-throughput assays unlocks team time and flowing on an experimental platform is in your nature
  • You are a meticulous record-keeper and sponge of team knowledge
  • Your voice is valued and you actively engage in regular scientific and broader all-hands team meetings 

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
  • 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

  • Bachelor’s degree in chemistry, biochemistry, immunology, biology, or a related field with preference for 1-2 years work experience
  • Required
    • Strong background in cell biology, molecular biology, biochemistry with emphasis on small molecules-protein interactions
    • Background knowledge of cell physiology and behavior, including cell-cell and cell-matrix interactions, signaling cascades, intracellular transport, and polarization 
    • Hands-on research experience in a laboratory environment, including independent hypothesis generation, experimental design, implementation, and analysis
      • Demonstrated proficiency with mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique
      • Strength in experimental design, execution, and data analysis using multiple assay platforms working with mammalian cells
      • Experience measuring protein expression levels, turn-over and synthesis rates: western blot, ELISA, reporter assays, etc.
      • Experience with biochemistry techniques, including lysate preparation, electrophoresis, Western blotting, and 'metabolomic' analyses; enzymatic or immunological assays such as ELISA
    • Experience writing ELN reports summarizing the experimental design and outcome of each experiment
  • Preferred
    • Experience with immune-based techniques such as flow cytometry, cell sorting, immunohistochemistry, etc
    • Experience with primary cell cultures, co-cultures, and/or 3D-organotypic cultures
    • Experience with mammalian cell culture using multiple formats, including 2D, Transwell, organoid, etc
    • Experience with mammalian cell line generation, preferred with adherent cell types, including primary tissue processing and cell immortalization, selection, and screening based on desired characteristics
    • Prior knowledge or experience bioreactor systems for mammalian protein production, and media development/screening


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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