GreenLight is dedicated to bringing our Cell-Free process for the production of RNA to market to address global needs and threats. The team at GreenLight is composed of world leaders in diverse fields all working towards one goal. A dynamic and fast-paced environment is cultivated with employees not only aligned with GreenLight's mission, but also passionate about the technology and science. We are always seeking passionate and talented people that are ready to lead the coming RNA revolution.

GreenLight is an equal opportunity employer. We pride ourselves on the diversity of our workforce. We believe in a culture of transparency, integrity, gender equality and inclusion.

Open Positions 

PhD Research Scientist – Molecular Biology

 Position Summary: 

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly-motivated and collaborative Research Associate to work on cutting edge technology in the renewable chemicals space. We are harnessing our proprietary cell-free bioprocessing platform to produce products for the pharmaceutical, nutritional, agricultural, and chemical industries. The successful candidate will work closely with a diverse team to achieve overall team goals. Strong technical skills, organizational skills, and a commitment to excellent and repeatable work are expected.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform biochemical techniques including protein expression, purification and analysis and enzymatic activity assays in support of research projects.
  • Routinely perform molecular biology techniques such as PCR, DNA subcloning, protein/DNA electrophoresis, cell transformation, cell culture, and other more advanced methods in support of research projects.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to accomplish project goals and milestones.
  • Use creative problem-solving skills to troubleshoot experimental challenges.
  • Detail-oriented tracking and documenting of experimental results in laboratory notebooks and databases.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present experimental results to manager and other team members.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or M.S. in biochemistry, bioengineering, microbiology, molecular biology, or equivalent, required.
  • At least 1 year of experience in the biotechnology or pharmaceutical industry, preferred.
  • Experience with enzymatic activity design and high-throughput implementation, required.
  • Strong background in molecular biology and biochemistry with experience in recombinant DNA technologies, protein analysis, cell transformation, and cell culture is required.
  • Familiarity with analytical techniques for metabolite detection, preferred. 
  • Experience with cutting edge cloning methods (Gibson, GoldenGate, LCR) for generating expression plasmids is a plus.
  • High quality standards for one’s own work is required. 
  • Ability to work independently and on teams is required.
  • Highly motivated, intelligent, self-starter, comprehensive thinker, and committed to continuous improvement
  • Excellent communication and presentation information, required.

Sr. Scientist, Entomology

Position summary:

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly-motivated Entomologist to be part of a dynamic leadership team applying Greenlight’s cutting edge RNA technology to insect control. The successful candidate will leverage their expertise to drive research in the discovery, characterization, production, and testing of novel RNA molecules in the context of milestone-driven platform development and deployment projects. The ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems as well as strong technical, organizational, and communication skills are essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Serve as expert in insect life cycle, physiology, behavior, population dynamics, and other insect related areas.
  • Design test and implement innovative ideas and concepts aimed at developing novel RNA based products to address pest management.
  • Develop assays for high through put screening of candidate products working in close collaboration with the formulations team.
  • Stay current on the latest developments in pest management.
  • Engage potential customers to identify problems and opportunities for products.
  • Work collaboratively with Greenlight team members across disciplines to accomplish project goals and milestones.
  • Creatively solve problems to discover solutions.
  • Deliver on project milestones with a rigorous science-based approach.
  • Actively contribute to Greenlight’s intellectual property portfolio as well as routinely tracking and document results in laboratory notebooks and databases.
  • Articulately present project status, new ideas, long range strategic plans and scientific results.

 Qualifications:

  • PhD and a record of achievement in applied agricultural entomology, particularly in relation to integrated pest management and crop protection.
  • Excellent knowledge of state of the industry for RNA use in pest management for potential or existing commercial uses including the current academic research. 
  • Flexibility to work on a range of different projects and willingness to engage in field experimentation.
  • Ability to work with a variety of insects and plants.
  • Demonstrated experience planning and leading research activities.
  • Demonstrated ability to interpret experimental data and conduct basic bioinformatics and statistics analyses.
  • An organised and methodical approach to tasks and commitment to effective project management.
  • Demonstrated examples of innovative thinking
  • Must be highly-motivated with exceptional communication, leadership, and teamwork skills

Sr. Scientist, Plant Pathology

Position summary:

GreenLight Biosciences is seeking an exceptional, highly-motivated Plant pathologist to work on Greenlight’s cutting edge RNA technology. The successful candidate will leverage their expertise to support research in the discovery, characterization, production, and testing of novel RNA molecules in the context of milestone-driven platform development and deployment projects. Strong technical, organizational, and communication skills, as well as the ability to develop creative solutions to challenging problems, are essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as a subject matter expert in plant pathology including viral and fungal infections and provide support to multiple projects and programs.
  • Design test and implement innovative ideas and concepts aimed at developing novel RNA based products to address plant diseases (to optimize plant growth and development and other commercial relevant traits)
  • Develop methods and assays for high through put screening of candidate products working in conjunction and close collaborations with the formulations team.
  • Mine relevant publicly available and commercial data resources and to stay current on developments in plant disease control (greenhouse technology. )
  • Engage potential customers to identify problems and opportunities for products.
  • Work collaboratively with other team members to accomplish project goals and milestones.
  • Use creative problem-solving skills to independently troubleshoot challenges and discover solutions.
  • Deliver project milestones using science based approaches.
  • Continuously contribute to the company’s intellectual property portfolio and routinely track and document results in laboratory notebooks and databases.
  • Analyze, summarize, and present results to team members.

 Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. and 5+ years of experience in cross disciplinary expertise in Plant Pathology and plant physiology or related field.
  • Excellent knowledge of plant biology, plant physiology and plant genetics.
  • Excellent knowledge of state of the industry for RNA use in plants for potential or existing commercial uses including the current academic research. 
  • Extensive experience in the application and use of RNAi and dsRNA for influencing the of gene expression in a variety of plants
  • Ability to work with a variety of crops and other plants and identify plant diseases.
  • Lab plant cultivation, greenhouse and field testing experience.
  • Must be highly-motivated with exceptional communication, leadership, and teamwork skills

Formulation Scientist

Responsibilities:

  • Design, prepare, and optimize RNA formulations
  • Contribute to data interpretation and conception of next generation of formulations
  • Manage lab supply (chemicals, glassware)
  • Present written and oral summaries of results

Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in chemistry/ biological engineering/ pharmaceutical sciences with 1-3 years of relevant laboratory experience
  • Hands-on experience in the preparation of particle-based formulations (liposomes, micelles, nanoparticles, colloids)
  • Expertise with the preparation of emulsions and double emulsions a plus
  • Expertise with film-forming formulations a plus
  • Experience with agroscience formulations a plus
  • Proficiency in formulation analytics (DLS, PDI, zeta potential, UV-Vis and fluorescence spectrophotometry)
  • Experience with the handling of RNA as well as familiarity with RNA-related analytics (e.g., RiboGreen assay, gel electrophoresis)
  • Proficiency with MSOffice
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and established collaborative working habits
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be available to start work in the immediate future
  • Must have permanent work authorization for the United States

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We greatly value resources that bring top notch talent to us. To streamline the process and ensure a good fit to work with one another, please contact recruiting hr@glbiosciences.com with the following information:

 

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