Laboratory Technician

Lygos, Inc. - Berkeley, CA (30+ days ago)

Position: Laboratory Technician

Salary: $15.75/hour

Status: Full-time/Contract

Start Date: July - August, 2018

End Date: November 1, 2018

This posting is for a full time (40 hrs/week), 3-month contract laboratory assistant position ending November 1, 2018; the position may be ideal for an individual looking for exposure to a startup molecular biology laboratory setting. The term of the position may be extended beyond November 1, 2018 dependent on performance.

Application: Submit a resume and short description of your work experiences and interest to the application link (please do not email any other address regarding this position).

Job Description

Lygos is an early-stage startup developing synthetic biology approaches to produce new chemicals and fuels from renewable materials. This position is a full-time, contract position where as part of the Operations team and under supervision of the laboratory manager, the candidate will assist in basic laboratory tasks and maintenance. The successful candidate will also have the opportunity to learn various laboratory techniques in an industrial setting from Lygos’ many scientists and research associates.

Duties and Responsibilities

Includes but is not limited to:
  • Clean and autoclave laboratory glassware
  • Prepare and maintain stock lab solutions for the R&D team
  • Pour a variety of agar plates for lab use and maintain QC records
  • Assist lab manager in overall lab management
  • Conduct routine inventory of expendable supplies
  • Stock common lab supplies

Proficient understanding of safety procedures
Strong verbal communication skills
Responsible, organized, and capable of independent, unsupervised work
Must be able to lift 25 pounds
Must be able to be on feet for long periods of time
Flexible schedule is preferred, position may require some weekend work

High School Degree or equivalent, current undergraduate students are encouraged to apply