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Mass Spectrometry Scientist

San Francisco Bay Area
17 days ago
Full time role

Company

Living Carbon

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Living Carbon is a public benefit corporation with a mission to rebalance the metabolic system of our planet. We meet ...

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Job Description

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 a proof of concept photosynthesis-enhanced seedling and are working on scaling our production lab and commercializing our technology. 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 are seeking a creative and detail-oriented individual who’s excited to be part of a mission-driven early stage company. As Mass Spectrometry Scientist, you will apply your specific experience to work within the Research & Development group at Living Carbon. The successful candidate will be both a strong lab-based individual contributor and a team player who works well with other scientists. The candidate will contribute to key discovery studies which will have a direct impact on the success of our biotech programs to advance company goals.

 

Your responsibilities:

  • Develop Mass Spectrometry (MS)-based lipidomics techniques such as LC-MS/MS and shotgun lipidomics
  • Serve as the lead on multiple projects using metabolomics and lipidomics to solve exciting problems related to metabolism and physiology in engineered plant species 
  • Manage and improve metabolomics and lipidomics platforms and associated data analysis pipelines
  • Perform analytical testing to support project ideas, event evaluation studies, and product characterization.
  • Ensure rigorous analysis and high-quality data acquisition to drive research projects to completion
  • Develop recommendations about instrumentation purchase, data infrastructure, project goals etc.
  • Troubleshoot equipment and testing to identify root causes of issues. Evaluate new technologies and innovations to improve operational efficiency or expand mass spec capabilities. Perform general laboratory duties associated with equipment maintenance and good housekeeping.
  • Prepare and present concise, sound scientific presentations of study results to internal and external teams for decision making
  • Author technical documents such as SOPs for Laboratory and assay procedures, method development reports, method qualification protocols/reports, and regulatory filing documents per project needs

 

Requirements and qualifications:

  • PhD in Biochemistry, Analytical Chemistry or related field with experience in metabolomics and/or lipidomics
  • Expertise with high-resolution mass spec machines and techniques
  • Experience in mass spec analytical method development and data interpretation 
  • Ability to develop custom metabolite extraction methods, chromatography conditions, etc. for relative and absolute quantification of metabolites
  • Expertise in preparing plant cell and tissue samples for metabolomics experiments to ensure reproducibility and accurate representation of cellular metabolism 
  • Experience working in large teams and communicating with people who have little or no knowledge of mass spectrometry and metabolomics
  • Experience or working knowledge of solid-state NMR analysis

 

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. 

Living Carbon

San Francisco Bay Area, CA, USA

Living Carbon is a public benefit corporation with a mission to rebalance the metabolic system of our planet. We meet ...

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