Lab Technician – Cannabis Tissue Culture

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Dark Heart Nursery

Dark Heart Nursery, the leader in cannabis clone production in California, is looking for a Lab Technician to join our team in our Tissue Culture Lab in Davis, CA.

This position has an expected start date in late April, 2020, after the lab moves into the new Davis, CA location. Candidates willing to commute to the lab’s current location in Oakland, CA may start at an earlier date. The role will ultimately be in Davis, CA

Under the direction of the Lab Supervisor and in alignment with the Company Core Values, the Lab Tech assists in all day to day lab activities in a tissue culture production environment, including, but not limited to, processing plant materials, media preparation, sterilizing tools and equipment, and maintaining lab cleanliness.

This is a Contracted Full Time Position with the possibility of a Permanent Position depending on the candidate. More details will be discussed during the interview.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities
Processes plant materials; includes sterilization, micropropagation, and meristem excision.Accurately weighs, measures, mixes, and pours media and media components accordingly.Ensures that aseptic guidelines are followed at all times and maintains a clean lab area.Accurately and consistently records laboratory data and observations.Properly operates autoclave to sterilize media and other lab materials.Utilizes forceps, scalpels and other tools to perform laboratory work.Daily cleaning of lab area, glassware, and equipment.Collaborates with and provides support to lab staff within a production environment. Follows standard operating procedures at all times in a safe and compliant manner.Promptly reports breaches in compliance, safety, and sanitation to management.Other duties may be assigned as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily (with or without accommodations). The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

Education And Experience
Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific discipline and at least six months of applicable laboratory experience. Previous micropropagation experience preferred. Working knowledge of aseptic techniqueExcellent written and verbal communication skillsStrong analytical and problem-solving skillsStrong interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively with all levels of the organizationAbility to work independently and in collaboration with teamsProven ability to perform a variety of tasks under time constraints and strict deadlinesDemonstrated efficiency, productivity, attention to detail, accuracy, and results orientation

Physical Demands
Remaining in a seated or standing position for extended periodsPerforming repetitive tasks with hands, fingers, and wristsExtended periods of microscope workExercising a consistently high degree of accuracy when using fine motor skillsWearing gloves, respirator and other required protective equipment for extended periodsWorking in aseptic conditions under a laminar flow hood for extended periodsAble to lift 25-50 pounds at a timeExpressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to colleagues and management

Work Environment
Climate controlled laboratory conditionsConfined space and secured areaStrong odors from machinery, media, isopropyl alcohol, and/or bleachLoud noises from machineryExposure to hazardous chemicalsNormal hours of operation Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. (may be subject to change depending on operational needs)

Eeoc Statement

Dark Heart Nursery, Inc. provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Dark Heart Nursery complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.