Lab Technician, BioAnalytics

  • Perfect Day, Inc.
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Feb 12, 2022
Biology Technician

Job Description

It's a Perfect Day to change the world! At Perfect Day, we're doing just that.Perfect Day was founded in 2014 to create delicious, nutritious dairy products that everyone can love. We’re using fermentation (not animals) to make dairy proteins that are the foundation for foods like ice cream, cheese and yogurt – all with the distinctive taste and textures that consumers demand, but without lactose or environmental downsides. Through partnerships with respected brands, we’re working to launch a whole range of dairy products that will help shape a humane, sustainable food system for future generations. In the Bio-analytical Department, we are looking for a highly motivated lab technician to join our newly formed Lab management team. As the newest member of the team, you will run and maintain analytical and biochemical assays on a regular basis to support R&D and manufacturing efforts. In a fast-paced, collaborative environment, the lab management team is a cross-functional team. A successful candidate will be familiar with analytical assays, lab procedures, and the importance of adhering to all lab regulations.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION:

  • Essential functions
  • Prepare samples for analysis including but not limited to colorimetry, UHPLC, SDS-PAGE, GC-MS.
  • Perform routine and non-routine laboratory analysis, and accurate data entry to support R&D and manufacturing efforts.
  • Preparation of reagents and buffer solutions for the various analytical procedures following approved SOPs.
  • Assist with equipment calibration, maintenance, and basic troubleshooting
  • Follow written procedures (SOP's) with attention to detail and a focus on quality.
Other functionsMaintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) under the guided direction of the lab manager.Perform necessary housekeeping duties in a timely manner, keeping the work areas and equipment clean and sanitized.Maintain timely and thorough documentation of work.Work in a team, be proactive in your work, seek opportunities to build your understanding, and contribute to a collegial environment.Maintain a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.CompetenciesThe candidate must demonstrate the ability to follow standard and non-standard procedures.The candidate must be ready to work on a scheduled weekend rotation based on the needs of the lab.Maintain a high degree of accuracy and meticulous attention to detail.Strong collaboration skills.Meticulous attention to detail.Excellent communication skills.Ability to thrive in a cross-functional team environment.Able to handle many different tasks.

KNOWLEDGE AND REQUIRED SKILLS:

  • Associate degree in biology, chemistry, or relevant field. Any combination of education and experience would likely provide the required knowledge, skills.
  • No prior experience is required but knowledge of routine and non-routine laboratory analysis is required.
  • Disciplined approach to understanding the scope of experiments with guidance from senior team members.
  • The candidate must possess a high level of technical aptitude, organizational skill, ability to innovate, troubleshoot.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus, with or without corrective lenses.
  • Ability to stand or sit for prolonged periods at a given time; reach, climb, kneel, bend, push and/or pull, and at times lift objects as heavy as 25 lbs.

It's a Perfect Day to change the world. The day when delicious dairy goodness is something everyone can love. The day we say goodbye to the downsides of factory farming. The day we throw a big party with luscious, animal-free milk, cheese, yogurt, and ice cream, all made with Perfect Day! We hope you join us!

Organization Type

Company

Organization Size

51-100

Sectors

Food & Agriculture

Drawdown solutions

Plant-Rich Diets