Lab Assistant

Clara Foods

Part Time Lab Assistant, Strain Engineering

If you want to be a part of a group of people that is changing the world -- we are looking for you! Do you want to join a new community of entrepreneurs, activists and scientists who recognize that the decades old factory farm model cannot sustain the dietary needs of 7 billion people – and that biotechnology may hold a solution? You will love our mission of using synthetic DNA technology to create novel sources of protein for human nutrition. This support role is key to ensuring that our passionate scientists have the day-to-day supplies necessary for carrying out their work.

Reports To: Senior Scientist, Strain Engineering

Skills and Experience

· 2-5 years work experience as a lab assistant

· Experience making solutions, making media and plates, cleaning labware, operating autoclaves and industrial

\ dishwashers, placing orders as needed

· Experience making DNA minipreps and maxipreps is a big plus

· Comfortable working within a small, collaborative team, passionate about changing the world of food

· Experience with following lab safety protocols and procedures

Role and responsibilities

As a key member of the Strain Engineering team, you will:

· Make solutions, media and plates

· Clean labware

· Place orders and monitor inventory

· Coordinate workload with other Lab Assistants.

· Help to maintain an orderly lab

What Clara can offer:

- Generous PTO

- Free gym and fitness classes onsite

- Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, local coffees, and teas

- Weekly happy hours and quarterly company outings

- Monthly all-hands meetings; and cross-functional training opportunities

- Company merch, 24/7 IT support, and company-provided electronic equipment

Sounds interesting?