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Technician - Plant Science

Interstellar Lab

Interstellar Lab

Paris, France
Posted on Wednesday, February 14, 2024

At Interstellar Lab our mission is to build a future full of life, on Earth and beyond. We believe in a future where technology is enabling humans to live in harmony with nature, a future where biodiversity thrives and expands, a future where terrestrial life become multi-planetary.
To build this future, we design, manufacture and operate controlled-environment biofarms that unleash the power of plants. On Earth and in Space. Our solutions combine Hardware, AI and Bioscience. We use controlled-environment technology to mimic a multitude of conditions to allow plants, fungi and microorganisms to grow faster and better.
On Earth, we are pioneering biofarming at scale, boosting production of bioactive compounds and providing a sustainable and safe source of plant materials. In Space, we provide farming units to grow efficiently food for astronaut while accelerating plant research in microgravity.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We are seeking a highly motivated Plant Operator to perform day-to-day operations linked to our plant experiments and our equipment. Your mission is to carry out the various operational tasks required to ensure that the growing systems work properly, the plants grow well and the experimentations are running correctly. You will therefore make an active contribution to the success of the experimental trials and to the smooth running of the different research facilities.


RESPONSABILITIES

  • Ensure crop management tasks (transplantation, harvest, pruning, guiding,...)
  • Ensure experimentation trials monitoring (measure growing parameters on plants)
  • Perform lab routines and participate to fertigation solutions preparations
  • Contribute to maintenance tasks on the growing systems
  • Maintain a clean and orderly environment within our working facilities

PROFILE

  • A strong interest in plants and innovative growing methods
  • Excellent communication skills, flexibility, empathy, autonomy, discipline and organization
  • Basic knowledge of laboratory manipulation is an advantage
  • Basis in plant cultivation, crop management is appreciated
  • Experience in hydroponic/aeroponic cultivation is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of the Microsoft package
  • Fluent in French, good English proficiency
  • Knowledge of organisational and communication tools is appreciated : Notion/ Slack/ Trello.
  • Certiphyto preferred

LOCATION

Paris (France)