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Laboratory Technician Intern

Debut Biotech is a high-growth company located in sunny San Diego, CA. At the heart of our ethos is the ability of synthetic biology to create over 60% of the material inputs for society to provide a sustainable future. While many have attempted to achieve this goal using traditional fermentation, no platform can convert low-cost renewable feedstocks into ANY material; our advanced biomanufacturing platform will be the first. At Debut, we promise that your day-to-day innovation will drive us closer to realizing this critical vision and that failure is OK when shooting for the stars; if you’re not failing, you’re not pushing hard enough. We genuinely believe that Debut will be THE biomanufacturing company and the vision for a better tomorrow motivates our team. If you are passionate, like fast-paced innovation and close-knit teams, then Debut is for you.

Debut is looking for a part-time laboratory intern to assist with the below duties and obtain knowledge and experience in a fast-paced and rapidly-growing company. Candidates will preferably be in their last year of their undergraduate degree or a recent graduate in a related field. We are looking for candidates with a sense of urgency, contagious optimism, and a can-do attitude. They must lead by example and hold themselves and others accountable while maintaining productive and professional relationships within the team.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Performing routine laboratory functions to support scientific experiments and investigations
  • Setting up, testing, adjusting, calibrating and maintaining laboratory equipment and apparatus such as titrators, pH meters and centrifuges
  • Recording, analyzing and writing reports, reviews and summaries on the findings of experiments and trials
  • Collecting and preparing samples, solutions, cultures and specimens and ensuring safe disposals of waste
  • Enforcing strict health and safety regulations
  • Staying up to date with relevant scientific developments that can improve the efficiency of lab operations
  • Cleaning glassware and maintaining overall laboratory cleanliness

Skills & Qualifications

  • Proficiency in calibrating and maintaining technical laboratory equipment
  • The ability to learn and follow specific scientific techniques
  • Ability to use technical equipment with maximum accuracy and efficiency
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Outstanding attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently
  • Strong time management skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Working knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel) and database systems
  • Ability to work autonomously and under pressure

Preferred Requirements

  • Experience in operating electrical and nonelectrical laboratory equipment and potentially dangerous substances (flammable liquids, infectious bacteria, biohazards etc.)
  • In depth knowledge of QHSE Systems, preventative measures and laboratory best practices
  • Valid laboratory technician license
  • Degree in biology, chemistry or relevant field

To learn more about Debut please see:

DSM Agrees to Evaluate Debut’s Scalable Cell-Free Manufacturing Platform (Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News):

Next gen cell-free biomanufacturing could unlock opportunities to synthesize natural ingredients (Food Navigator-USA):

Debut Biotech Awarded $1M from Air Force Research Lab for aerospace applications of cell-free biomanufacturing (PRWeb):


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