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R&D Specialist



Durham, NC, USA
Posted on Saturday, August 19, 2023

Join BIOMILQ, a women-owned, science-led start-up based in Raleigh-Durham, NC to unlock human potential with breakthrough mammary technology!

Ready for a challenge where you’re not just a cog in the machine? Worried about the effects on our climate due to animal agriculture? Ready to put your technical skills to create positive change in the world? Us too!

We are looking for a Specialist to join our team in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina!

You have commercial experience in mammalian cell culture

  • You have conducted experimental research involving genetic manipulation of mammalian cells
  • You feel comfortable preparing cell culture media and aseptically maintaining human cells on a daily basis in a laboratory setting; you are comfortable performing wet lab biochemical assays and interpreting data for actionable decision-making that impacts the greater company
  • You thrive when your input for scientific strategy is leveraged and are actively engaging in regular scientific discussion
  • You like to move fast, but are able to maintain meticulous record-keeping

You love tackling challenging problems with a team

  • You believe in our mission of working towards better human health and sustainability
  • You enjoy working collaboratively with a broad and diverse team and stepping outside of your comfort zone
  • You're naturally inclined to think critically and creatively to work through murky problems with limited resources
  • Ambiguity is your jam and you're able to strive ahead without direction
  • You hold yourself and others to the utmost ethical standards in all scientific and professional endeavors

Qualifications & Preferred Experience

  • Ph.D., Masters with 2+ years, or Bachelor’s with 4+ years of hands-on research experience
  • Strong background in mammalian cell culture and aseptic technique with experience culturing cells across formats (adherent and suspension culture, 3D cell culture, and/or bioreactor culture); experience culturing primary cells is a plus
  • Background and experience in molecular biology including: transfection/transduction, vector design, and qPCR
  • Experience with analytical assays including plate assays/ELISA, western blotting, cell-based assays, and IF
  • Ability to keep accurate, up-to-date, and well-organized records of experimental results and prepare timely reports

Preferred Experience

  • Hands-on experience with genome-engineering tools (i.e. CRISPR, lentivirus, transposons, shRNA/siRNA)
  • Experience with multiple gene-delivery techniques
  • Experience with assay development and media optimization

What You’ll Get in Return

The Company offers a generous benefits package along with competitive compensation.

  • Medical, dental and vision coverage
  • 401(k) with a 4% Company match
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Industry-leading parental and caregiver leave (we are a certified NC Family Forward employer!)
  • Social events - we like to have fun!

Workplace & Culture

As a woman-led company based in Research Triangle Park, NC we are cognizant of building a culture where everyone can bring their authentic selves to work everyday. We 'cell'ebrate our daily wins and fails, we enjoy flexible hours, and we feel motivated by our mission. We hope you're excited to come and work to change the world with us!


BIOMILQ is a women-owned, science-led, and parent-centered infant nutrition company based in Durham, NC. BIOMILQ is on a mission to provide the next generation every opportunity to thrive by producing cultured breastmilk that offers supplemental nutrition to mother’s milk with the practicality of formula.

We are building an inclusive team that will bring diverse perspectives to our organization. It is imperative to our mission to create products that meet the needs of moms and babies, regardless of race or background. Join us as we work to make optimal infant nutrition universally accessible!

Founded in 2020

R&D Specialist

Join BIOMILQ, a women-owned, science-led start-up based in Raleigh-Durham, NC to unlock human potential with breakthrough mammary technology!

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