Research Associate

Boston, MA

Company Description & Purpose

Allonnia’s purpose is the pursuit of imaginative solutions to solve the world’s toughest waste challenges through biology. Allonnia is leveraging the power of biotechnology and engineered systems to degrade or sequester pollutants and upcycle waste. Our ethos at Allonnia is to work in harmony with nature, combining biology and technology to fast forward time and bring Nature’s future solutions to the present day. Through this collaboration we will unlock the potential in waste and enable a world where nothing is wasted. Allonnia is backed by Battelle, Ginkgo Bioworks, Viking Global, General Atlantic, EVOK and Cascade Investments.

Mission of the Position

The mission of the role is to 1) Advance the extraction and purification processes of mining ores through a multifaceted approach that includes use of biological and chemical solvents 2) perform lab experiments following SOPs and assisting with SOP optimization 3) operate and maintain laboratory instruments; record and manage data This is a full-time position that requires 100% time in the lab.

Key Criteria/Requirements

· Preferred B.S or M.S. in chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering or related field

· 0-2 years of Laboratory experience (college experience possible).

· Ability to follow standard operating procedures (SOPs)

· Strong analytical skills

· Excellent numerical skills

· Strong problem-solving skills

· Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy

· Experience with Microsoft Windows and Office tools

· Demonstrated ability to work independently as well as in team environment

· Excellent verbal and written communication skills

· Adaptable and able to work in a fast-paced environment

Responsibilities & Measurable Accountabilities

· Perform a variety of laboratory experiments following SOPs and assist with SOP optimization

· Operate, maintain, and clean laboratory instruments and equipment

· Prepare buffers and media

· Knowledge of chemistry principles

· Comply with all safety standards

· Maintain a lab notebook; Record and manage data

· Communicate results, observations, and/or issues related to lab equipment, materials and experiments to supervisors

Allonnia Core Values

Purposeful: Committing to work on the right things as individuals and as a company, making a difference every day

Entrepreneurial: Working with passion and curiosity to learn every day, creatively delivering results to the world

Transparent: Fostering a high trust environment that embraces constructive debate, achieving success together

Key Competencies

· Analysis Skills

· Creativity

· Resourcefulness/Initiative

· Organization/Planning

· Listening

· Team Player

· Communications – Oral/Written

JOB CODE: 1000051