Some farms grow food. Ours grows fuel.
Viridos (formerly Synthetic Genomics, Inc) is a privately held biotechnology company harnessing the power of photosynthesis to create transformative solutions to mitigate climate change. Our unparalleled understanding of algal genetics and ability to translate innovation from lab to field underpins our initial deployment: a scalable platform to produce low-carbon intensity biofuels for aviation, commercial trucking, and maritime shipping. Building on a legacy of genomic firsts, our team of scientists and engineers are shaping new pathways toward a sustainable bioeconomy. We are currently looking to add a Temporary Lab Technician to our Calipatria, CA team at the California Advanced Algae Facility.
A Typical Day at Viridos
You’ll work with a team of professionals to assist the scientific and production staff with routine laboratory tasks and functions.
You’ll work in the lab and in the field to collect data, calibrate sensors, maintain sensor networks, prepare reagents and chemicals, operate lab and system equipment, maintain seed trains, and be hands-on with enhanced algal strains and advanced algal growth systems.
Critical thinking skills are necessary. A self-motivated, detail-oriented individual will thrive in this environment.
Good communication skills are essential. A successful applicant will be able to follow SOPs, enter data, and maintain laboratory files.
Nothing else matters without a safe environment. You will work hand in hand with our Safety Team to foster a culture where safety is non-negotiable.
Since Viridos values a teamworking spirit and getting the job done, your skills will be used in a variety of productive and collaborative ways to support our mission of changing the world!!
Ability to rotate shifts and work nights, weekends, and overtime as needed lends a strong factor for consideration.
Education and Experience
HS Diploma or Associates Degree
6 months – 1 year experience in a research or technical laboratory is desired. If that experience happens to be in the field of algae cultivation, that’s a win!
Aptitude with Microsoft Office is a must.
A basic understanding of the requirements for algae cultivation would lend a strong factor for consideration
Ability to lift and carry 50 lbs.
You strive for continuous improvement – Never Satisfied