Open Position: Lab Aide

STATUS:               Full-time, regular

REPORTS TO:      Lab Manager

TARGET START:    Immediately

Job Description


Lumen is seeking a highly motivated, innovative Lab Aide.

The position will be supporting a research biology lab actively engaged in optimizing the growth of cyanobacteria cultures.  This is a full time, regular, hourly position; 40 hours per week. The work schedule is somewhat flexible, and training will be provided. 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Clean and maintain stocks of laboratory glassware

  • Maintain general laboratory solutions and other reagents

  • Prepare microbiological media (liquid and solid)

  • Support lab manager in maintaining stocks of consumable items

  • Genotype and maintain strains of importance to the company’s production efforts

  • May also perform plasmid DNA purification, PCR reactions and other standard laboratory protocols

Desired Qualifications & Requirements



  • A biology or chemistry undergraduate degree is preferred.

  • Current junior or senior level undergraduate students with a combination of lab experience may be considered.



  • Prior laboratory experience is essential, preferably in microbiology, chemistry, or biochemistry

  • 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


Application Instructions

​Please submit a resume and cover letter to with the position title in the subject title.


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

About Lumen

Based in Seattle, Washington, Lumen Bioscience has developed proprietary technologies for synthesizing high-value products in a novel platform organism. Lumen completed its Series A financing in mid-2017 and is using these technologies to produce novel products that solve long-standing problems in human and animal health and nutrition, working out of a beautiful lab and office facility overlooking Lake Union in Fremont.  At Lumen, you’ll be challenged, you’ll be inspired, and you’ll be proud to be part of an innovative organization making a real impact on improving the quality of life globally.

Lumen is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

NOTE TO EMPLOYMENT AGENCIES: Lumen values its relationships with recruitment partners and will only accept resumes from those partners that have been contracted by a member of the human resources team. Lumen is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited or are received by any employee of Lumen who is not a member of the human resources team.

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Lumen Bioscience

1441 N. 34th St, Ste 300

Seattle, WA 98103