Laboratory Technician @ Future Fields
This position is full-time in Edmonton, AB, Canada. We welcome local applicants, as well as any Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or eligible international applicants willing to relocate.

This position is an opportunity to join us early and help shape our company and the future of cultivated meat.
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Closing Date
Open until suitable candidate(s) selected.
About Us
We are Future Fields, a group of Canadian innovators working to expand the reach of cellular agriculture into accessible consumer products. We are currently developing an inexpensive and effective serum-free growth media for producing cultured meat.

Because we believe we are building the future, it is important to us that our employees feel the same way. The culture at Future Fields is one of innovation and growth. We are continually learning and evolving. We focus on collaborative discussion and encouraging execution of new ideas and empower our team to do so.

Future fields is an inclusive environment with a “no jerks” policy. Leave your ego at the door, as ego prevents learning, development and innovation. Future Fields exists in an environment dedicated to collaboration, taking risks and developing new ideas. We are believers in “failing forward” and leveraging our mistakes to help us grow. We believe that every employee is integral to the team and contributes to the success of the company as we build an entirely novel industry.
Role
What you will work on:

Supporting senior scientists with various tasks to complete different technical projects relating to the production and purification of bioactive growth factors.
-Molecular cloning: PCR, DNA purification, gel electrophoresis, bacterial transformation, etc.
-Cell culture: maintaining and expanding mammalian and avian primary myoblast populations.
-Assisting with protein purification.

Adjusting, calibrating, and ensuring the effective functioning of laboratory instruments and equipment:
-Disinfecting and cleaning the equipment and working area; and

General Laboratory Duties including:
-Preparing solutions.
-Ensuring the laboratory is well-stocked and resourced with sufficient supplies.
-Autoclaving items.
-Disposing of hazardous materials.

Writing Standard Operating Procedures and other lab documents.

Testing procedures and practices to ensure the veracity of resulting information.

Maintaining detailed and accurate records of research findings; writing reports, reviews, and summaries:
-Entering test results into a database, ensuring that all information is both current and accurate.
Qualifications
-Bachelor of Science Degree in Biology or equivalent (Must have degree requirements fulfilled by position start date - May 1, 2020).
-Minimum 6 months of laboratory experience.
Bonus Points! (Preferred Qualifications)
-Experience working with cell culture.
-Experience working with drosophila.
-Experience with molecular cloning.
Competencies
Competencies are behaviours that are essential to reach our goals in working at Future Fields:

Agility- the successful candidate will be able to work in short cycles, execute ideas and prototypes in short succession, and work on multiple shifting priorities.

Collaboration- To be successful in the role, teamwork is required as there will be many moving parts to the operation.

Mastery- We believe in lifelong learning - Employees should be constantly seeking to improve their core competencies and demonstrate passion for continual learning and development.

Optimization- successful candidates value working as a team to bounce ideas off of each other, build new ideas and create optimal solutions.

Inquisitive- Successful candidates will ask questions and be open to learning new concepts, ideas, and strategies.

Ownership- successful candidates will take ownership of their work and are comfortable with autonomy.

Commitment to the vision of the company- Successful candidates will share in the vision of the company. That is, that cultivated meat can revolutionize global food systems.
Salary
Minimum $32,500.00 annually, plus stock options.
Notes about the Job
37.5 hours per week. 2 weeks paid vacation.

What we offer:
-Extensive Leadership and mentorship opportunities
-Professional learning and development
-Positive workplace culture
-Work in a cutting edge industry
-Vested stock options
-Flexible work hours
-Minimum 1 year contract, with the possibility of extension
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Closing Statement
We thank all applicants for their interest. All applications will be reviewed to determine which candidates' qualifications most closely match the advertised requirements. Only individuals selected for interviews will be contacted.

If you require any further information on this job posting, please contact Matt Anderson-Baron at matt@futurefields.io with the subject line, "Laboratory Technician Application".
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