Laboratory Technician

Full time @Brilliant Planet in Carbon Removal , in Research and Development
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  • Post Date : January 18, 2023
  • Apply Before : February 17, 2023
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  • Job ID 40247
  • Company Description  Brilliant Planet is unlocking the power of algae as an affordable method of permanently and quantifiably sequestering carbon at the gigaton scale.

Job Description

This position would be for a full-time lab technician who can help manage the day-to-day activities in the lab: maintaining all of the analytical equipment, cleaning and sterilising glassware, managing chemical waste disposal and preparing seawater medium for experiments; and when necessary, assist the scientists during data collection.


Responsibilities include:

– Perform daily AM and PM wash and autoclave sterilisation cycles for dirty glassware

– Restocking of clean glassware and maintaining lab cleanliness and tidiness

– Monitoring and reporting used or expired chemical stocks and reagents

– Work with the lab team to prepare seawater medium for daily culture dilutions

– Maintain, clean and service some analytical equipment

– Make calibration curves and problem solve sensor errors

– Work with the Lab Administrator to organise safety training sessions and workshops

– Assist the Lab Administrator, when necessary, to manage lab orders for consumable goods

– Order BOC gas cylinders and regulators, and conduct routine inspections

– Coordinate with Rothamsted Research to ensure all protocols and safety regulations are respected outside of the lab



– BSc in Biology, Chemistry, Microbiology or related subject or experience in the field

– Experience in installing, servicing, fixing and calibrating analytical lab equipment

– Able to specify, cost and source equipment from scientific suppliers

– Experience working with microalgae

– Desirable if familiar with reactors/bioreactors (operations and setup)


At Brilliant Planet we provide a benefits scheme that is customized to each employee’s evolving needs and priorities. You will be invited to select a portfolio of benefits from, for example:

  • Private medical insurance (individual and family options)
  • Gym, pool & exercise class membership
  • Professional development/training
  • Duvet days (3x short-notice single-day holidays)
  • Work-from-home equipment allowance

We also offer all staff an excellent package of baseline benefits, including:

  • Generous annual leave, with the option to buy up to a week’s extra annual leave
  • Flexible start times depending on team/role
  • Opportunities to flourish in your role through training and personal development
  • The chance of a three-month sabbatical every five years
  • A range of health and wellbeing programmes including 24/365 confidential counselling services
  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave schemes
  • A cycle-to-work scheme

We are located at the historic Rothamstead science campus. Thirty minutes form Kings Cross, Rothamsted is one of the UK’s leading agriscience research institutions. The campus includes 3 miles of walking trails, free on-site parking, a discounted staff canteen and is a five-minute walk from Harpenden town centre.

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