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Lab Technician

Pattern Ag

Pattern Ag

San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, August 18, 2023
Pattern Ag is an agricultural technology company leveraging advances in genomics, data science, and microbiology to help farmers improve the productivity, profitability, and sustainability of their land. By applying genomic analysis to farm soil, we unlock a wide range of predictive insights that help farmers improve their soil health and optimize their spend on seed, crop protection, and fertility inputs. Combining these insights with the latest in digital sensing, data science, and machine learning, we are ushering in the era of predictive agriculture, powering on-farm decision making for millions of acres, and billions in crop spend.
Our team is seeking a Lab Technician to support high throughput commercial activities. This is an excellent position in biotechnology for those who would like to work in a fast-paced startup. You will have an opportunity to gain experience with state-of-the-art technologies and interdisciplinary approaches.
This is a temporary, full-time position of 40+ hours a week. Work is achieved during 8-hour work days, Monday through Friday and weekend days when necessary.
Start Date: Immediately upon completion of pre-hire requirements.
Duration: This a temporary position with an estimated end date of December 15.


  • Maintain clean and organized work environment
  • Soil homogenization using blenders
  • Maintain throughput expectations
  • Receive and organize incoming soil samples
  • Waste stream maintenance
  • Coordinate with upstream and downstream teams to maintain short turnaround times

Skills and Special Requirements:

  • Must be able to multitask and work in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 lb
  • Ability to work in a loud environment
  • Self-motivated

Work Environment & Physical Demands:

  • The characteristics described below are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing duties of this job, will be required to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms, stoop or kneel, and use fingers and hands.
  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.
  • Ability to work while standing for most of one’s shift
  • Ability to work in a loud environment
  • Job will be performed in a lab environment.
  • Dress is casual and Protective Personal Equipment is supplied as well as lab coats.
Thank you for considering Pattern Ag. We look forward to reviewing your application!