Research Assistant (Molecular Biology)

San Francisco
Molecular Biology
We believe that good food should also be good for the planet and all of its inhabitants. By harnessing the power of plants, we are creating delicious and affordable substitutes to animal products that use a fraction of the resources, allowing us to feed more people with less. If you believe in our mission, we would love to hear from you.

Your Role: 
You will play an essential role on the R&D team by working closely with the research scientists and by supporting the activities of the molecular biology team.


    • Plasmid DNA purification, DNA gel electrophoresis, and other related activities
    • DNA/RNA isolation preferably from plant tissues
    • PCR/qPCR/ddPCR assay design and validation
    • Making liquid media, agar plates, gels, stock solutions (by following simple dilutions), and antibiotic stocks
    • Perform repetitive molecular biology tasks with limited supervision
    •  Ability to maintain detailed and accurate records of lab work
    • Perform basic data entryGeneral maintenance of laboratory equipment and supplies
    • Accurately follow established protocols


    • Bachelor's degree in Molecular Biology, Plant Genetics, Biochemistry, or a related field
    • Relevant experience working in a research lab setting
    • Fundamental and applied knowledge of molecular biology techniques
    • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills
    • Resourceful, eager to learn, and team-oriented, with meticulous attention to detail
    • Ability to work independently in a timely manner 
    • Prior experience working with multiple cloning techniques (Gibson, In-Fusion, traditional, et cetera), Sanger sequencing, qPCR and/or ddPCR is a plus
Alpine Roads offers competitive compensation, generous healthcare, dental and vision plans, 401K and commuter benefits