AnimalBiome Career Opening

Laboratory Technician

AnimalBiome seeks a full-time Laboratory Technician to join our growing team in Oakland, California. The Laboratory Technician will report to the Laboratory Operations Supervisor.

About AnimalBiome

Founded in 2016, AnimalBiome is a biotechnology company working on the cutting-edge of microbiome research. Our products both analyze and restore the gut health of cats and dogs. 

Countless bacteria live in your pet’s gut, collectively termed the gut microbiome. Research has shown that a balanced gut microbiome is essential for pet health and longevity. When a pet’s microbiome is improperly balanced, they are at increased risk for a range of health issues, including those related to digestion, skin, and weight. Managing these health concerns can affect quality of life for pets and pet parents. 

At AnimalBiome, we use carefully-screened stool from healthy cats and dogs to restore the microbiomes of sick pets. Our products include a unique Microbiome Test, a Gut Health Restoration Supplement (oral capsules), and a Microbiome Restoration System bundle to test microbiome before and after completing the course of capsules.

About the Position

The Laboratory Technician position will be based in Oakland, California. Our office is approximately a 20 minute walk away from MacArthur and 19th Street BART stations.

The Laboratory Technician must be comfortable handling animal feces (from cats and dogs) in a laboratory setting. This is an hourly full-time position of 40 hours/week with a flexible work schedule. Salary commensurate with experience.

Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing DNA extractions, running PCR, and other routine benchwork tasks
  • Production of fecal transplant capsules
  • Training and supervising laboratory interns

Preferred Qualifications

  • Previous professional experience in a laboratory setting
  • A Bachelor’s Degree in Biology or a related field
  • Familiarity with Google Suite
  • Current or recent experience with companion animals (including personal pet ownership)

Apply Now

A candidate will ideally be selected to start in October 2018, but the position will remain open on a rolling basis until filled. For consideration, please complete the application below:

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