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Senior Technician - Analytical Team

Interstellar Lab

Interstellar Lab

Paris, France
Posted on Monday, March 11, 2024

Interstellar Lab is a groundbreaking company at the forefront of biology, AI, and space exploration. Our mission is to harmonize advanced technology with ancient agricultural wisdom to cultivate plants on Earth and in Space. We specialize in optimizing the growth and composition of a diverse range of high-value plants, including medicinal, cosmetic, food, and tropical varieties.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a highly experienced Senior Technician to join our Analytical Team. This role is a critical component of our research efforts, with a focus on advanced analytical techniques such as Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry (LCMS) and agronomic analysis. The Senior Technician will collaborate closely with our Lead Analytical Chemist to contribute to our research and innovation projects.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform advanced analytical techniques, including LCMS, to assess the composition, nutritional value, and quality of cultivated plants.
  • Support the Lead Analytical Chemist in developing and implementing analytical processes to optimize plant growth conditions and composition.
  • Collaborate with the plant scientists to ensure the accuracy and reliability of analytical data.
  • Assist in managing and maintaining analytical equipment and laboratory resources.
  • Contribute to research projects related to plant growth, environmental impact, and crop performance.
  • Conduct agronomic analysis to evaluate plant growth and performance.
  • Assist in the interpretation of analytical results and provide technical support for data analysis.
  • Maintain detailed records of experiments and analytical procedures.
  • Collaborate with interdisciplinary teams on various research projects related to sustainable agriculture and space exploration.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in a relevant field such as chemistry, agronomy, or a related discipline.
  • Substantial experience in analytical techniques, with expertise in LCMS.
  • Strong knowledge of agronomic analysis and plant growth evaluation.
  • Proficiency in laboratory equipment operation and maintenance.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Effective communication and collaboration abilities.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Adaptability and a willingness to learn new techniques and technologies.

Preferred Skills and Experience:

  • Previous experience in a senior technician role.
  • Familiarity with plant physiology and growth optimization.
  • Experience in data analysis and interpretation.
  • Knowledge of experimental design and statistical analysis.

Location:

This position is based in Paris, France, with occasional travel to our site at NASA Kennedy Space Center in the United States.

Compensation and Benefits:

Your compensation package will be determined based on your qualifications, experience, and knowledge. Interstellar Lab offers competitive salary packages, comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks.

Interstellar Lab is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and values diversity in its workforce. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, or other legally protected characteristics. We are committed to fostering an inclusive and diverse workplace that reflects the global communities we serve.

If you are an experienced Senior Technician with a background in LCMS and agronomic analysis, and you are excited about contributing to sustainable agriculture and space exploration, we encourage you to apply for this vital role on the Analytical Team at Interstellar Lab. Join us in our mission to cultivate a better future on Earth and beyond.