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Laboratory Technician

Company: Voyage Foods
Location: Oakland
Posted on: May 10, 2022

Job Description:

About Voyage Foods

Voyage Foods is future-proofing the food and drink we love.
We're designing a future where your food isn't constrained by problems with cultivation and production. We replicated the world's favorite foods so that we can all enjoy them, forever.

Voyage Foods has made sustainable and scalable alternatives to foods that have current obstacles -environmental, social, and health alike. Our breakthrough technology provides endless opportunities to make delicious, nearly identical, versions of beloved foods, without compromising individual health or our planet.

We use a combination of analytical chemistry, sensory, flavor science, and data analytics - to broaden the spectrum of what is possible with natural materials. This technology transforms natural ingredients (like seeds and grains) into nutritionally identical versions of some of humanity's favorite foods. Three patented products have already been developed - an allergen free peanut butter, bean free coffee, and cacao-free chocolate - but the possibilities are endless.

Job Description
Lab Technician, R&D

We are looking for a Lab Technician to join our R&D team, reporting to the Lab Manager. You will play a critical role in helping us ensure lab operations run safely and smoothly. It will be your responsibility to ensure that the team has everything they need to succeed, from equipment to chemicals, to reagents and general consumables. This position will also require chemical handling know-how. As we are a start-up and small team, responsibilities can vary daily, and will also include general operations.

Job Responsibilities
Compounding chemicals for R&D work and production
Ability to perform serial dilutions and demonstrated attention to detail
Organization of equipments, chemicals, and consumables
Management of chemical inventory
Partner with vendors to maintain a continuous supply of laboratory consumables and R&D needs
Lab equipment maintenance and calibration
Execution of administrative tasks assigned (Preparing, packing, and shipping of samples, products)
Develop standard operating procedures to ensure that lab equipment and instrumentation are in good repair and kept current with respect to cleaning, preventive maintenance, calibration, and inspection, coordinating with lab users, and external service providers
Track incoming and outgoing shipments to ensure timely delivery
Assist purchasing of lab consumables and materials

Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
Experience working as a lab technician
Knowledge of solution preparation, chemical handling, and implementation of lab safety is a must
B.S. or B.A. degree, preferably in chemistry, food science, and/or equivalent training or experience

Please apply to this position if you enjoy a dynamic R&D environment, pay great attention to detail, and find a start-up environment appealing. Please include your resume and a cover letter in your application.

Must be authorized to work in the USA.

Why Us?

We are about to announce our Series A close - we are in full growth mode. We don't sell prospective hires on happy hours and ping pong tables, here's what we are uniquely able to offer:

A unique opportunity to build a business that will scale fast.
A company that's fundamentally changing the food system for the better.
A team of full-blown foodies!
An environment where we not only acknowledge the hard work and success of our teammates, but also celebrate them! We care about each other as people, not just employees!
Unlimited PTO
Health, Dental, Vision
Life insurance policy

Keywords: Voyage Foods, Oakland , Laboratory Technician, Professions , Oakland, California

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