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Research Technician - Media Preparation

InnerPlant

InnerPlant

Marketing & Communications
Davis, CA, USA
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2024

InnerPlant is the place for curious people who want to create innovative traits that harness plant physiology and unlock data at scale to boost global agricultural yields and sustainability. We’re backed by industry giant John Deere and other veteran venture capitalists and are poised for growth as we develop crops that can tell us what they need by turning plants into living sensors.

If you’re a dreamer and an optimist, someone who believes they can change the world and want to take action to leave a positive lasting impact - this is the opportunity for you.

Job Description

We are seeking a highly skilled and detail-oriented Research Technician to join our team for Media Preparation. In this role, you will support our research initiatives by ensuring the accurate and timely preparation of reagents and media for various biological applications, including plant, fungus, and bacteria cultures.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare reagents and media according to standard specifications, including pH adjustment, hormone, and antibiotic concentrations.
  • Prepare and maintain stock solutions for media preparation, ensuring that proper labeling, storage, and disposal procedures are followed.
  • Adhere to good laboratory practices and maintain sterile technique throughout all preparation processes.
  • Modify existing protocols to meet the researcher’s requirements and troubleshoot new media formulations in cooperation with the research team.
  • Manage time and tasks efficiently while maintaining high-quality work and assisting in the writing and implementation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Order raw materials and maintain inventory levels to support ongoing research activities.
  • Perform quality control checks on new raw materials and set up and maintain laboratory equipment and instruments.
  • Collaborate with lab members to assist with other duties across teams to support research objectives as required.
  • Be available in our lab during normal hours of operation (Mon - Fri, 8:00am - 4:30pm).