Open Position: Lab Aide

STATUS:               Full-time, regular

REPORTS TO:      Lab Operations Team Lead

TARGET START:   Immediately

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 Operations Team Lead 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

Physical Requirements

  • Position requires standing for long periods of time, standing on or stepping up onto step stools, and lifting and reaching over head. 

  • Candidates must be able to lift 50 pounds with, or without, assistance.



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

Lumen Bioscience was founded in early 2017 to make and commercialize ultra-low-cost biologics, such as antibodies, in our proprietary spirulina expression platform. We design and manufacture therapeutics against disease targets that have been inaccessible to the pharmaceutical industry because of the astonishingly high cost of using traditional methods to make and deliver biologic drugs. Now, for the first time, Lumen can make antibodies and other biologics at a cost that allows for daily, high-dose, oral delivery.

Our current programs focus on diseases that can be prevented or treated by an orally delivered therapeutic; the target markets are enormous, the treatment modes of action are well-researched, and the unmet medical need is obvious. We have been fortunate to have earned financial support for these programs from groups like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the NIH.  In the longer term, we believe that our unique technology–––the ability to safely deliver frequent, large doses of a wide range of biologic compounds–––will become commonplace in biopharma as the science continues to advance and uncover new opportunities in the fields of microbiome signaling, metabolism, inflammation, and oral delivery of systemic biologics.

The Lumen team works out of a beautiful lab and office facility in Fremont, a picturesque neighborhood on the north shore of Lake Union in the heart of Seattle. 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 based on 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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1441 N. 34th St, Ste 300

Seattle, WA 98103