Seed Lab Technician (Weekday Days)

Number of employees

230

Thornton, CO, United States

Posted on: 2024-04-15

Category: food

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

Meati Foods is focused on using proprietary, clean technologies to provide nutritious, fungi-based protein that everyone can enjoy and feel good about eating every day. The company strongly believes that finding the right protein should be easy and consumers should never have to choose between health, taste or the environment.

The Role:  

Meati Foods is a fast-growing food company with fermentation at the core of our business. We are hiring a microbiologist to support the initial steps of mycelium and spore production at our production facility. The successful candidate will have previous experience in a microbiology/fermentation lab setting and prioritizes quality and meticulousness in their work.

Responsibilities: 

  • Fungal cultivation in liquid and solid state
  • Preparation of fungal spores
  • Microbiological media preparation
  • Monitoring for potential culture contamination
  • Record keeping and inventory management with accuracy and responsibility
  • Maintain equipment and assist in ordering laboratory supplies
  • Ensure that all safety guidelines are strictly followed and maintain a clean and orderly environment

Qualifications:  

  • BS in Microbiology, Biology, Chemistry or related field
  • Microscopy experience
  • Laboratory experience with aseptic technique
  • Proven experience as Lab Technician or similar position
  • Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment
  • Working knowledge of MS Office and database systems
  • Ability to work independently and under aggressive timelines
  • Experience in solid-state fermentation preferred
  • Experience in spore production preferred
  • Experience with cell counters preferred 
  • Experience with LIMs or other inventory tracking systems preferred

**Don’t meet every single requirement? Studies have shown that women and people of color are less likely to apply to jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Meati we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.** 

 Compensation:  

$26.50 per hour, which is just one aspect of our total compensation package. In addition to the hourly rate, this position is eligible for a potential quarterly bonus and equity! Actual compensation may vary based on skills, experience, and location.

Benefits: 

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance at no cost to the employee (for employee-only coverage)
  • 401K with company match
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO) and Floating Holidays
  • Monthly reimbursements for personal health and wellness expenses
  • Mental health programs at no cost
  • Parental Leave, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability coverage, and AD&D 

Equal Employment Opportunity: Eat Meati™ is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, pregnancy, age, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

At Meati, we are committed to the highest quality and food safety standards.  We expect our employees to comply with all relevant FDA requirements and external certifications (e.g. Kosher, Halal, etc.), where applicable.

About Eat Meati™

Based in Boulder, Colorado, Eat Meati™ is on a mission to build Good Energy™ from the ground up. We work closely with Mother Nature to cultivate the complete protein she intended — one that’s been the root of our living world for millennia. We’re connecting and empowering eaters everywhere to evolve energetically. We believe food should be simple, clean, and of course, delicious, which is why grow and nourish our mushroom root to create nutrient-rich, whole food protein everyone can enjoy. Get to know more about Meati™ at meati.com.

Our team is passionate about making the world a better place through good health and wellness, positive climate impact, and equitable access to nutrition around the world. This passion translates into the culture of our office, making Eat Meati™ a lively, enjoyable, innovative, and inclusive place to work. This is an exciting time to be a part of the Meati™ team and the growing plant-based meat category.

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