Lab Maintenance Assistant

Job Description

Lumen is seeking a motivated responsible Lab Maintenance Assistant to undertake maintenance and organizational tasks within the R&D team.  This position plays an integral role in supporting the development of our spirulina-based therapeutics and is part of the foundation that sustains efficient lab operation. The responsibilities include cleaning, maintenance, organizational, and administrative tasks. The successful candidate will be organized, detail-oriented, have excellent time management and communication skills and work effectively with diverse teams within Lumen.

This is a part-time, regular, hourly position; 20 hours per week.  The work schedule is somewhat flexible, and training will be provided.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities 

The major tasks for this position are as follows:

  • Clean and maintain stocks of laboratory glassware
  • Support Lab Operations in maintaining stocks of consumable items
  • Conduct routine, basic preventative maintenance and upkeep of shared-use equipment
  • Conduct routine lab safety checks
  • Maintain lab cleanliness of shared-use lab spaces
  • Assist with lab-wide chemical organization
  • Maintain general laboratory solutions and other reagents
  • Prepare microbiological media (liquid and solid)

Desired Qualifications and Requirements 


  • HS Diploma or GED
  • Solid organizational skills, including multitasking and time-management
  • Strong teamwork skills

Desirable skills

  • Familiarity with laboratory settings, preferably in microbiology, chemistry, or biochemistry
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Demonstrated mastery of aseptic technique

The successful candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • Self-starter, able to contribute effectively in a fast-changing environment
  • The ability to work both independently and in a team-oriented environment
  • High integrity and ethics
  • Commitment to quality and timely delivery of results

Physical Requirements

  • Stand for extended periods of time (2 or more hours), including standing on or stepping up onto step stools
  • Sit for extended periods of time
  • Occasionally lift or carry up to 20 kg, and reaching over head

Application Instructions 

Please submit a resume and cover letter to with the job title in the subject line.

This position is available immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon receipt. Only successful applicants will be contacted.