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Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Cyagen Biosciences Inc. is a 300-employee contract research organization (CRO) with offices in California, Germany, and China, and production facilities in China. Cyagen offers a wide range of products and services in molecular biology and cell biology. In particular, Cyagen is the world’s largest provider of custom animal models including knockout/knockin/transgenic mouse and rat models.

Currently, Cyagen is looking for talented individuals to join our growing team. We value and support individual contributions as well as team efforts. If you are interested, please send your resume to careers@cyagen.com.

Our current openings:

Chief Scientist & Group Leader Positions

Job Description:

We are looking to fill several chief scientist and group leader positions in several areas that we are aggressively expanding into, including:

  • In vivo oncology drug screen platform using mouse models of patient-derived xenograft.
  • In vitro oncology drug screen platform using cancer cell lines.
  • Drug PD/PK assessment platform using animal models (rodents, dogs, primates, etc.).
  • Comprehensive mouse phenotyping platform.
  • Platform for the production, maintenance and analysis of germ-free mice.
  • Platform for monoclonal antibody production, optimization and humanization, utilizing a variety of technologies including hybridoma, mutagenesis and phage display.
  • Animal models for immunological studies.

An individual hired into one of these positions is expected to spend most time in our R&D and production branch based just outside of Shanghai to lead an R&D team/program that would expand Cyagen’s offerings into one or more of the above-listed areas.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in biology with extensive experience in one or more of the above areas.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team of scientists.
  • A critical thinker who likes solving challenging research problems and has a can-do attitude.

We offer a professional, collaborative, and supportive working environment with a competitive compensation plan.


Senior Applications Scientist

Job Description:

  • To work with our sales team in the US as a key technical advisor and advocate for our animal model services and other offerings.
  • Requires extensive traveling (>50%) and frequent seminar presentations.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in biology with extensive experience in genetically modified mouse and rat models and broad knowledge in molecular biology.
  • A critical thinker who likes solving challenging research problems and has a can-do attitude.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.

We offer a professional, collaborative, and supportive working environment with a competitive compensation plan.


Senior Applications Scientist in China

Job Description:

  • To work with our sales team in China as a key technical advisor and advocate for our animal model services and other offerings.
  • Requires extensive traveling (>50%) and frequent seminar presentations.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in biology with extensive experience in genetically modified mouse and rat models and broad knowledge in molecular biology.
  • A critical thinker who likes solving challenging research problems and has a can-do attitude.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in Chinese and English.

We offer a professional, collaborative, and supportive working environment with a competitive compensation plan.


Senior Applications Scientist in South Korea

Job Description:

  • To work with our sales team in South Korea as a key technical advisor and advocate for our animal model services and other offerings.
  • Requires extensive traveling (>50%) and frequent seminar presentations.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in biology with extensive experience in genetically modified mouse and rat models and broad knowledge in molecular biology.
  • A critical thinker who likes solving challenging research problems and has a can-do attitude.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in Korean and English.

We offer a professional, collaborative, and supportive working environment with a competitive compensation plan.


Senior Applications Scientist in Japan

Job Description:

  • To work with our sales team in Japan as a key technical advisor and advocate for our animal model services and other offerings.
  • Requires extensive traveling (>50%) and frequent seminar presentations.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in biology with extensive experience in genetically modified mouse and rat models and broad knowledge in molecular biology.
  • A critical thinker who likes solving challenging research problems and has a can-do attitude.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills.
  • Fluent in Japanese and English.

We offer a professional, collaborative, and supportive working environment with a competitive compensation plan.


East Coast Territory Manager

This is a home-based, remote position operating out of the northeastern US (Boston, New York, Philadelphia) requiring 50-75% travel.

Job Description:

  • Responsible for calling on potential and existing clients in academic, biotechnology, pharmaceutical and contract research organizations within the territory, and meeting or exceeding the territory sales plan.
  • Proficient in understanding Cyagen’s products and services (custom animal models, DNA vectors, and other cell and molecular biology products and services).

Duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Provide customer service, quotes, and consultations to prospective and existing customers.
  • Facilitate decision-maker level meetings with Sales Director or Technical/Scientific staff.
  • Identify and qualify new leads through proactive site visits, walking halls, and outbound phone and email communications with potential clients.
  • Meet or exceed sales goals by actively generating new leads, consistently following up with prospects, asking for business, and working with both sales leadership and technical departments to meet customer needs.
  • Maintain good working relationships with all clients within the territory.

Qualifications:

  • PhD in biology.
  • Previous experience with animal models, virus packaging, or DNA cloning is desired.
  • Ability to work independently under little supervision.
  • Team player with a “can-do” attitude.
  • Attention to detail is a must.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications.
  • Desire to learn.
  • Sales experience preferred.

We offer a professional, collaborative, and supportive working environment with a competitive compensation plan.