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Laboratory Technician

Biome Makers

Biome Makers

Software Engineering
Davis, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 12, 2023

​​We are hiring a Laboratory Technician

Biome Makers is a global AgTech on a mission to restore soil health! We are a fun, multicultural and energetic team, composed of industry experts, top scientists, and talented engineers. We preserve the startup mindset of innovation and continue to bring solutions to tackle global challenges. Check out our impact so far through this Report.

Founded in California’s Silicon Valley in 2015, Biome Makers is setting the standard in soil health with BeCrop® technology. We integrate soil microbiology into agricultural decision-making to optimize farming practices and reverse the degradation of arable soils. With labs across the globe, customers on 4 continents, and 1M+ acres of land impacted, Biome Makers has revitalized soil functionality and agricultural sustainability worldwide.

We are looking for a highly driven and motivated individual to work with the Laboratory team as a laboratory technician. The role involves working within a cross-functional team of microbiologists, genetics, agronomists, and bioinformatics.

Location: Davis, CA

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Wet lab sample processing, including manual and robot DNA isolation, library preparation and high-throughput sequencing machine operation
  • Accurately create, organize, and maintain laboratory data
  • Support the general laboratory management, including equipment maintenance, lab cleaning, sample storage, and suppliers/reagents stocks
  • Follow GLP and security standards

Job competencies & Personal attributes:

  • Professional qualification or degree in biology, biotechnology, biochemistry, or equivalent areas
  • 1-2 years postgraduate experience working as Laboratory Technician (experience with several lab techniques, including, but not limited to, pipetting, DNA isolation, PCR, and gel electrophoresis)
  • Experience in high-throughput sequencing is a plus
  • Good English communication skills, both written and oral
  • Curious and creative in approaching technical challenges
  • Organized and structured
  • Team player
  • Strong proactivity and problem-solving capabilities
  • Work in a fast-paced, multi-tasking environment

Best Perks in the Industry

  • Competitive Salary
  • Unlimited Paid Time Off
  • 401(k)
  • Education Opportunities
  • Mindfulness & Wellness Resources
  • Cross-department Support
  • Company Sponsored Events & Retreats

“Working with nature, at the intersection of new age technology and age-old wisdom, is where we will find resilience in agriculture.” - Meri Lillia Mullins, team member at Biome Makers.

Biome Makers is an ecosystem. Our team specializes in soil science, agriculture, business, genetics, biotechnology, computer science, and much more. And we are located all over the world! We are a team with different nationalities: Spain, USA, Canada, France, Argentina, and many other countries. We are a team, focused on a final goal: To promote sustainable agriculture worldwide!

Afterall, soil is alive. It harbors an abundance of life forms that breathe, grow, work together, respond to their environment and perform functions on a community level. Like soil, at Biome Makers, we grow, work together, and perform many functions to support each other and the mission towards soil recovery.

As part of our dedication to the diversity of our workforce, Biome Makers is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

We´d love to hear from you!