Lab Assistant

Posted: July 8, 2021

Closing: August 18, 2021

Full Time Lab Assistant, Strain Engineering/Lab Operations

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 Research Associate, Strain Engineering

FLSA Status: Non-exempt, Full Time

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Skills and Experience

  • Associates degree in biological science or biotechnology
  • 1-3 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
  • DNA purification using commercial purification kits
  • Assist Scientists with work when needed
  • Assist in High Throughput Screening efforts

What Clara Foods can offer:

  • Generous benefits package; 100% medical, dental, and vision employee coverage, 401k matching, and stock options
  • Optional benefits; FSA, HSA, Commuter, Pet Care, and additional life insurance
  • Flexible PTO and 10 company paid holidays
  • Free parking, unlimited gym access, lounge, mini-golf patio, yoga and fitness classes onsite
  • Weekly Lunches
  • Unlimited supply of sparkling water, granola bars, snacks, local coffee and tea
  • Weekly themed happy hours and quarterly company outings
  • Monthly all-hands meetings and 1:1 with CEO and leadership
  • Close to South San Francisco BART and Cal Train stations, including free shuttle service

How to apply…

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