Laboratory Technician - Strain Engineering and Molecular Biology

Posted: July 14, 2021

Closing: September 15, 2021

Helaina is a team brought together by the belief that health and developmental outcomes of all infants can be  improved through nutritional options closest to human milk. Our team is revolutionizing the infant nutrition space  by developing a food product meant to uniquely support babies in their earliest stages. Helaina’s R&D ecosystem  harnesses the power of naturally-occurring biological processes in tandem with modern advances in the space of  synthetic biology, fermentation, and improved industrial processing. We are a fast-paced startup looking for our  next team member who is intensely passionate about advancing synthetic biology for food and beverage products. 

In this role, you will work in our NYC lab to support all experiments performed by the Strain Engineering team. The  successful candidate will be a hands-on, motivated self-starter with a strong sense of initiative. You will be  responsible for contributing directly to Helaina’s company milestones by supporting all functions for the Strain  Engineering team. This is an excellent opportunity for someone who is hungry to work in a startup environment  and ready to do the best work of your career.  

**[Primary Responsibilities] **

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Prepare media and buffers
  • Support lab efforts on protein quantification via BCA and ELISA
  • Assist on protein expression experiments 
  • Operate DNA-sequencer
  • Wash and autoclave glassware
  • Operate and maintain laboratory equipment including but not limited to thermocyclers, shaking  incubators, autoclave, spectrophotometer, nanodrop for quantification and gel imagers.

**[Minimum Qualifications] **

  • Associates degree or higher in Molecular Biology, Biological Science, Biotechnology, Biochemistry,  Chemistry, Pharmacy, or related field.
  • 1-3 years hands-on experience in a professional lab 
  • Experienced with microbial cell culture 
  • Proficient in aseptic techniques 
  • Good laboratory practices include: organized data documentation and presentation, attention to detail,  and ability to follow protocols. 
  • Ability to remotely address product development related issues - after hours and on weekends (when  required) 
  • Energetic and personally motivated by the future of food and/or biological products. 
  • Can work independently and effectively in the lab without supervision 


Helaina is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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