Algae & Analytical Lab Technician

Blue Ocean Barns produces dairy and beef products from real cattle in order to preserve natural ecosystems for human consumption.
About Blue Ocean Barns
Blue Ocean Barns, Inc. (BOB) is a Delaware Public Benefit Corporation on a mission to solve the climate impact of cattle by working with farmers and food companies to commercialize and rapidly scale the production and use of our proprietary, algae-based livestock feed ingredient. Originally launched in the heart of Silicon Valley, the company has since established operations on the Big Island of Hawai'i and San Diego. We are a well-resourced, professionally managed, and rapidly growing company looking for diverse and exceptionally talented people who are motivated to make a meaningful impact on climate change.
About the Role
The BOB San Diego R&D & Design Team is responsible for developing the analytical capabilities required to support the Company’s near and long-term applied R&D plans. Our facility includes a seedbank and nursery for our algae cultures, a wet lab, space for physical prototyping, and an analytical lab which is in the process of being equipped. The Algae and Analytical Lab Technician I plays an important, interdisciplinary role in two aspects of the Company’s Technology & Innovation Center: (a) the daily care of our special algae, including monitoring, vessel transfers, weighing, and cleaning protocols and (b) inspection and analysis of our algae cultures utilizing various instruments in our analytical lab.

Essential Responsibilities and Duties (Analytical Lab)

  • Analytical LabInspect algae samples using a dissecting and/or compound microscope and photograph specimens, according to protocol.
  • Data management, analysis, and reporting of the above.
  • Use analytical equipment for data analysis of day to day work as well as any R&D experiments Assist with and maintain a detailed inventory of lab equipment and supplies.
  • Ability to take samples and other shipments to Fedex

Algae Lab

  • Provide optimal care to the algae with minimal supervision.
  • Maintain detailed daily records of activities and observations.
  • Conduct water exchanges, clean vessels, and conduct precise water chemistry.
  • Maintain a clean, biosecure, safe and orderly workspace.
  • Assist with research and experiments as needed.
  • Provide logistical support for inbound and outbound shipments of Brominata and other routine items shipped to/from BOB’s San Diego Operations

R&D Lab

  • Care for and maintain experiments that are being conducted with the R&D Department.
  • Maintain detailed daily records of activities and observations.
  • Maintain a clean, biosecure, safe and orderly workspace.

Experience and Abilities

  • AS in Marine Biology or related science with 1+ year experience in an experimental lab environment
  • BS in Marine Biology or related science
  • Ability to quantitatively analyze data
  • Ability to work independently and to adapt to shifting priorities
  • Ability to write clear, well-organized correspondence and reports
  • Ability to organize and prioritize work

Physical and Other Requirements

  • Ability to stand for extended periods, primarily in an air conditioned indoor lab with concrete and occasionally wet floors.
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 65 pounds.
  • Ability to perform fine manipulations with hands and fingers.
  • Ability to work safely with and around chemicals such as bleach and acid.
  • Good attitude and willingness to help out in other departments and spaces
Employment Policy
We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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