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Cyagen US 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. 

Our current openings:

Scientists, Molecular Cloning - Transgenic/Gene Targeting/Genome Editing Mice

We are seeking two experienced and highly motivated Scientists to join a group with responsibilities that include molecular design, cloning and vector construction, molecular characterization of gene targeted ES cells and animals for custom generation of genetically engineered (transgenic/gene targeted) mouse/rat models. The group is located in Taicang (Suzhou County, very close to Shanghai).

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Be a key member of the molecular biology team that will plan, manage and execute molecular biology activities related to custom generation of genetically engineered mouse/rat models.
  • Design transgenic/ES cell gene targeting/CRISPR genome editing strategies to meet clients' research needs.
  • Perform molecular cloning with advanced DNA cloning technologies (In-Fusion, BAC-recombineering etc.).
  • Work closely with cell biology team and microinjection team in targeted ES cell characterization and animal genotyping.
  • Lead the troubleshooting activities.
  • Improve components of current processes, and develop more efficient methods to support transgenic/gene targeted vector construction.
  • Prepare milestone reports, projects descriptions and updates for internal and external customers and partners.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Education and Experience:

  • Ph.D and postdoc training in molecular biology or biochemistry.
  • Five to ten years of experience in molecular/cell biology and/or transgenic/gene targeted mouse/rat model generation research.
  • Demonstrated expertise in state of the art technologies employed for recombinant DNA manipulation including but not limited to cloning, site-directed mutatgenesis and codon optimization.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills in managing a productive team and being a technical expert in guiding research associates in the group.
  • Strong communication skills in both Chinese and English (oral and written).
  • Strong interest in technology development.
  • Capable of working in a team-based environment spanning multiple disciplines and collaborating with scientists and associates in a fast-paced, energetic environment.

To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to careers@cyagen.com.


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, 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.

To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to careers@cyagen.com.


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.

To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to careers@cyagen.com.


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.

To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to careers@cyagen.com.


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.

To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to careers@cyagen.com.


Technical Support Scientist

We are currently seeking a Technical Support Scientist to work in Santa Clara, CA.

Job Description:

  • Provide technical advisement to potential and existing customers.
  • Qualify sales leads.
  • Coordinate project management with our scientists in China.

Qualifications:

  • Mandarin speaker strongly preferred.
  • Graduate degree in biology required (Minimum MS; PhD preferred).
  • Laboratory experience required, preferably hands-on experience with genetic animal models and/or vector cloning.

Compensation is based on background and experience. This is a full-time, salaried, benefits-eligible position.

To apply, please send your CV/resume and cover letter to careers@cyagen.com.