Senior Research Entomologist

RNAissance Ag LLC (a subsidiary of TechAccel, LLC) is an early-stage startup company developing RNAi-basedbiopesticides for control of important agricultural pests. We are seeking to expand our team by adding a RNAissanceSenior Research Entomologist. The Senior Research Entomologist is a mid-level position and will be located in the Greater St. Louis, Missouri region. The position reports to TechAccel’s Chief Science Officer.

We will only consider applicants that have the current legal right to work in the United States, such as US citizens and holders of Green Cards. We regret that we cannot consider holders of H1 or other visas. The position offers benefits, and a relocation package.

This is an excellent opportunity to be on the ground-floor of a new and growing company. The successful candidate will leverage their capabilities and be a member of a strong team to develop and test new RNAi-based pesticidal agents. RNAissance Ag also has proprietary technologies to produce dsRNA at under $2.00/g, enabling the concept of sprayable RNAi pesticides.

The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge and experience in entomology especially as it pertains to crop protection and home & garden pest control. The candidate should have experience with general molecular biology techniques. A basic understanding or competencies in the application of bioinformatics tools for analyzing genomics data is strongly preferred. Ideally, the candidate will have both academic training and industrial experience. However, we will also consider candidates that are fresh from a Ph.D. program, or a postdoctoral research fellowship. A master’s degree in entomology or a related field combined with strong relevant experience will also be considered.

We are looking for an individual with strong, creative problem-solving skills to troubleshoot and innovate approaches that address project objectives and meet timelines. This person should have a passion for defining and meeting tangible research objectives in an efficient and rapid fashion. The candidate should be able to work independently, and as part of a team. The successful candidate will work closely with TechAccel scientific staff, RNAissance biomanufacturing scientists, consultants, and colleagues focused on marketing & sales, finance, and operations.

The Senior Research Entomologist will help recruit additional team members and will train and supervise junior team members. This is an exciting opportunity for the right individual to leverage their knowledge and creativity to make a real and tangible impact on translating innovation to commercial reality and have a significant influence on the trajectory of the company.

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We are seeking to fill this position by November 2020.

Job Type: 
Job Listing Expiration: 
60 Days
Company Name: 
RNAissance Ag, LLC
Name of Contact Person: 
Anne Haraughty
Contact Person's Phone: 
St. Louis
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