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Lab Technician, Lab Services 58 views

Berkeley, CA

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. 
Perfect Day is working to commercialize its first animal-free dairy protein products and we are seeking an intelligent, motivated, enthusiastic Lab Technician to join our Lab Services team. The ideal candidate will be driven to do what it takes to contribute to a small cross-functional team in a fast paced, collaborative, start-up environment.

YOUR CONTRIBUTION:

  • Maintain laboratory glassware by picking-up, cleaning, washing, sterilizing, and distributing glassware throughout all labs.
  • Maintain inventory and prepare reagents, buffers, and growth media for all lab teams following approved procedures using the following skills: pipetting, sterile filtration, autoclaving, plate pouring, pH adjustments, and aseptic technique.  
  • Prepare and sterilize lab consumables and instruments. Additionally, clean and sterilize fermenters.
  • Receive and maintain inventory of lab supplies and reagents throughout all laboratories.
  • Assist with the disposal of hazardous chemical and bio-waste materials.
  • Aptitude for math (dilutions, precise measurements and recording of such).
  • Follow other duties as assigned to the role.
  • KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS REQUIRED:

  • Associates degree or greater in the life sciences background. Recommend candidates with relevant laboratory experience to apply as well.
  • Ability to read and follow detailed instructions and record information clearly and accurately.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively in written and verbal form (Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Sharepoint and Teams).
  • Having a knack for curiosity and to accept, contribute, and/or challenge ideas. Confidence in asking questions and having an opinion is appreciated.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced changing environment with little to no guidance, while adhering to competing priorities and tasks.
  • Excellent time management skills; having the ability to prioritize multiple concurrent assignments and daily tasks and adjust workflow as needed.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative team-environment.
  • ADDITIONAL KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS DESIRED, BUT NOT REQUIRED:

  • Prior experience assisting lab services and technicians as necessary.
  • Ability to learn and support new systems and applications, and the ability to provide technical training to end users. 
  • 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, grasping, climb (ladders & elevated areas at times), kneel, bend, push and/or pull, and at times lift objects as heavy as 50lbs required. 
  • 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! 

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    • Company Address 1485 Park Ave, Emeryville, CA 94608, USA
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