Pluton Biosciences, Inc. Research Associate - Laboratory Saint Louis, MO · Full time

This is a hands-on research role in a lab making breakthrough scientific discoveries.


Pluton Biosciences is an Ag Tech startup working to help combat climate change through innovation in agriculture. We are looking for a full-time Research Associate with experience in a laboratory setting.

Pluton Biosciences’ company headquarters and laboratories are located in St. Louis, Missouri. We are seeking a motivated, team player who is a self-starter and has great attention to detail and a passion for collaboratively effecting positive change for the planet.

Pluton’s team values community and collaboration. When you join Pluton, you are part of a group that works together to realize our big goals. Whether you’re just starting out or a seasoned expert, you’ll learn about and discuss work from across the company and contribute to solving some of the planet’s biggest problems. 

Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:



·     Conduct laboratory experiments

·     Optimize and troubleshoot protocols and procedures

·     Operate and maintain laboratory equipment

·     Effectively pivot among multiple tasks and responsibilities

·     Analyze and present experimental data


Qualifications and critical skills:

·     B.S. in Biology, Microbiology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or a related field

·     Experience with basic laboratory skills, including use of micropipettes

·     Moderate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office suite

·     Knowledge of generally accepted laboratory principles

·     Detail oriented with a high level of accuracy and thoroughness

·     Possess excellent technical, analytical, and communication skills, both written and verbal


Pluton offers a competitive benefits package including: 

·     Medical, dental, vision, and life insurance 

·     401(k) with match 

·     Paid time off 

·     Paid company holidays 

·     Paid parental leave

·     Company lunches on-site 

Diversity, equity, and inclusion are cornerstones to achieving Pluton’s mission and objectives. We strive to build and nurture a culture where diversity is valued for the perspectives gained, where everyone can expect equitable treatment, and where inclusiveness is a norm. Women and individuals from underrepresented groups often do not apply to positions where they do not meet all criteria. If this position interests you, we encourage you to apply and let us know where your strengths fit with our team; you may be just the person we are looking for.

Salary commensurate with experience.


$45,000 - $55,000 per year