Field and Lab Technician - San Francisco, CA | Biospace
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Field and Lab Technician

Phylagen, Inc.

San Francisco, CA
Posted Date:
Position Type:
Full time
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Required Education:
Bachelors Degree
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Job Description

Phylagen is developing a microbiome data generation and analytics platform with applications ranging from supply chain security to public health. We are bringing on an energetic field and laboratory technician that will play a hands-on role with sample acquisition, processing, and project execution for Phylagen’s products. You will be joining a diverse technology team that includes molecular biologists, data scientists, and ecologists.

You will be part of a team, but must also be able to contribute significantly on an individual basis and work independently. As part of a small company, you may be required to perform tasks in areas outside of their primary responsibilities.


 - Acquire field samples from a wide variety of environments
 - Travel frequently (in some months up to 80% of time)
 - Manage and organize field sampling materials and logistics
 - Support lab processing and operations



 - B.S. in biology, molecular biology, ecology, biochemistry, or related field with 2+ years of lab experience
 - Experience with coordinating and executing large-scale field sampling efforts
 - Experience with field sample collection and biological preservation methods
 - Experience with sample processing for downstream nucleic-acid based analyses (e.g. PCR, sequencing)
 - Demonstrated ability to follow SOPs and provide detailed documentation in field notebooks
 - Demonstrated ability to work independently and be a fully contributing member of a multi-functional fast-paced team environment
 - Experience in implementing and prioritizing quality work across multiple projects under tight time constraints
 - Detail oriented and organized