Biological Technical Assistant (BTA)

Permanent employee, Full-time · Berlin

What we do
Cambrium’s mission is to trigger the next wave of material innovation. We are leveraging the power of biotechnology to design and develop cutting-edge materials for a greener tomorrow. We enable new biomaterials in cosmetics, fashion and plastics by harnessing nature's building blocks. We have built a platform based on an automated laboratory, machine learning and synthetic biology to design and develop novel protein materials with enhanced chemical and physical properties.

We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity.  We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.
Your role

As a Biological Technical Assistant (BTA) who will be responsible for assisting our R&D team to create new, sustainable biomaterials in the lab and prepare them to be scaled. As BTA, you will be responsible for helping implementing lab's protocols, run routine lab work and enabling our highly automated lab to run safely and smoothly. You will interface with both the R&D and Engineering Team to support the development an integrated material learning pipeline™.

What you can expect to do:

  • You will conduct molecular biology and genetic engineering experiments
  • You will run existing, but also prepare new standard operating procedures (SOPs) in electronic format
  • You will improve experiment accuracy, and propose, develop and implement methods to standardise lab work
  • You will consolidate and present your results to support the lab weekly experimental planning
  • You will participate in maintaining a safe and organised lab space
Your profile

Your skills:

  • Biological Technical Assistant (BTA) training or Bachelors in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology or related field
  • 1-3 years working experience following your studies - industrial or start up experience is a plus
  • Basic knowledge of genome editing techniques and knockout methodologies (recombineering, Crispr-Cas)

You’ll be a great if you:

  • Are a communicator, and you thrive working in an interdisciplinary team
  • Are an excellent planner and know how to set priorities in your lab work
  • Have a natural excitement for biotech
  • Are a hands-on person and like to build things
  • Have previous experience in lab automation techniques
What we offer
In addition to a competitive salary and equity package, you can expect the following:
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Flexible working hours
  • Learning & Development Program for all our team members
  • Berlin BVG public transportation card zone A/B
  • Regular team events and impassioned team discussions
  • Free drinks, fruit, and snacks
  • Be part of our journey to a future of sustainable materials
About us
We are an equal-opportunity employer and value diversity. We consider all applications equally regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or gender identity. We strongly encourage individuals from groups traditionally underrepresented in tech to apply, and we can help with immigration.​​​​

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