Plant in vitro culture and transformation engineer

Plant in vitro culture and transformation engineer

  • 47, Rue du Docteur Léonce Basset, Saint-Ouen-sur-Seine, Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, 93400
  • Permanent contract 
    Starting date:
    Occasional remote
    Education: Master's Degree
    Experience: > 3 years

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    Who are they?

    Neoplants is a biotech start-up founded by Lionel (Ex Google) and Patrick (PhD Genetic Editing, ENS), working on the first generation of bio-engineered plants to fight air pollution. We’re starting with indoor air pollution, which is up to 5 times higher than outdoors, and is caused by a specific type of pollutant called VOCs. We create plants capable of effectively remediate these compounds in your home (up to 30 times more effective than traditional plants). Our longer-term ambition is to leverage our technologies for other large-scale applications, such as CO2 capture and storage. We are backed by top tier Silicon Valley and European investors and we are currently based in Paris, France.

    Job description

    We are looking for a highly skilled and motivated Plant in vitro culture and transformation engineer to join our “Plants & Transformation” team and help us get our most crucial R&D project to the next level: Transforming and regenerating our enhanced indoor plants. You will need to have good scientific rigor and be comfortable with managing many parallel tasks. You will also need to be meticulous and have very high attention to detail, as from day 1 you will work on a crucial workstream to achieve results within demanding timeline.

    Your work will impact all future Neoplants products, and thus will be instrumental in achieving our long-term vision.

    Main scope of position (but not limited to):

    • Support and accelerate the company’s research.

    • Participate in molecular biology work such as plasmid construction and purification, plant transgenesis and phenotype observation.

    • Participate in routine laboratory tasks such as preparation of solutions, reagents, plants, bacteria and biological materials.

    • Troubleshoot complexe problems with minimum guidance

    • Suggest and implement improvement on our current R&D processes

    • Stay up to date with the latest advancements in the field of in vitro culture and transformation

    • Give strategic inputs to the leadership team

    Preferred experience

    • Master or equivalent, in biology with 3+ years of experience 

    • Experience in plant tissue or cell in vitro culture and regeneration

    • Extensive experience in plant in-vitro tissue culture and transformation of model and non-model plants

    • Extreme scientific rigor and attention to details

    • Ability to work autonomously with little or no supervision

    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills 

    • Proactive and action-driven mindset

    • Team spirit, good interpersonal and communication skills

    • Proficiency in English

      Nice to have:

      • Experience with monocots plant species

      • Experience in basic molecular biology techniques

    Recruitment process

    Step 1 - 1 technical interview focusing on Role-Related Knowledge.

    Step 2 - 1 technical interview focusing on General Cognitive Ability (case study)

    Step 3 - 1 interviews focusing on Leadership and Karma

    Step 4 - 1 Culture fit interview

    Step 5 - Meet the team & visit the Seed


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