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Media Prep Lab Services Technician



Marketing & Communications
Emeryville, CA, USA · Emeryville, CA, USA · California, USA
Posted on Sunday, May 5, 2024
The Role

Want to help drive a revolution? Triplebar's breakthrough products touch every aspect of our daily lives, from food to medicine to materials, and we envision a future where biology allows us to feed, heal, and house ourselves in a sustainable and scalable way. We're looking for an exceptional colleague to join our team to support our lab services efforts. You'll experience the great opportunity and responsibility of supporting the lab functions of a transformative company, including conducting a wide application of media-related laboratory skills. If you're ready to take this on, we'd love to hear from you!


This role intends to comprehensively support both Lab Operations and scientists, with an emphasis on inventory and asset management, to drive the successful, cutting-edge biotech company. At Triplebar, we value ownership of results rather than simple completion of tasks. You will have ownership and influence in the following:

  • Prepare media, buffers, reagents, and plates for sterile application at a high scale
  • Work with scientific teams and Lab Operations to ensure critical items are never out of stock
  • Design and conduct QC processes to ensure prepared items are functional
  • Maintain glass- and plastic-ware sterilization
  • Work with science and engineering teams to develop optimal workflows and infrastructure
  • Communicate with lab team to stay apprised of dynamically changing formulations and logistical systems
  • Assist Lab Ops in implementing and maintaining all operations-related tasks and systems
  • Maintain a clean and orderly environment in personal and shared workspaces
  • Maintain critical equipment functionality and sterility on a weekly basis
  • Follow all safety guidelines strictly at all times
  • Supporting scientists in pipetting, measuring, and timed assay procedures
  • Prepare and weigh samples for testing and analysis
  • Conduct assays, tests, and other protocols under the direction of a Laboratory Manager, Research Associate or Scientist

Required Skills And Background

  • Interest in working in a biotechnology R&D lab
  • High organizational, interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, with the ability to interface with all levels of the organization with professionalism
  • Ability to handle multiple requests, work in a fast-paced environment, and be responsive to employee requests/service issues
  • Proactive approach to identifying problems and problem-solving independently and collaboratively
  • Capable of working hands-on and lift up to 30 pounds on a daily basis
  • Typically requires at least 2 years of related experience

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with Quartzy, Benchling, and/or other laboratory software
  • Experience doing R&D experiments at the bench
  • Familiarity with laboratory workflows
  • Knowledge of simple dilution calculations
  • Experience working with sterile technique
  • Experience preparing buffers and media
  • Understanding of concepts like pH, salinity, and buffer capacity.
  • Proven experience as Media Technician or relevant position
  • Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, infectious bacteria, biohazards etc.)
  • Excellent physical condition and endurance
  • Working knowledge of Google Workspace and database systems
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure
  • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or relevant field is a plus

The hourly range for this position is anticipated to be $24.00/hr. - $35.00/hr., however the base pay offered may vary depending on location, market, job related knowledge, skills and experience.