We are out of time. Change must be immediate. We have to help the world find alternative ways to produce all the same things we love. But better. Using less land, less water, less energy, and making less waste. If you think that sounds like a mission, well, you are right. We are solving the world’s most important problems with talented individuals who share our passion to change the world. GALY is an early-stage company developing novel in vitro plant cell culture methods to produce cotton, coffee, and other plant products in a process that is faster and uses fewer resources than if grown in the ground. GALY's environment is built so everyone, regardless of gender, race, religion, age, or background, can do their best work.

Role Description:

Come and join our rapidly growing team, work with smart and dedicated people and help develop cutting-edge technologies that will have a lasting impact on the world. The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for completing daily laboratory tasks that are essential to the engineering and science teams at Galy. These tasks will include media preparation, cleaning glassware, ordering supplies, autoclaving, cell culture maintenance, plant propagation, inventory, disposal of biological material, and maintaining the general cleanliness of the lab space. The working environment will be in a biological laboratory and will require the ability to stand for long periods of time and to occasionally lift up to 25 lbs.  The Laboratory Technician will handle small amounts of plant materials and standard laboratory reagents, mostly inorganic salts, plant nutrients, and some plant growth regulators. An ability to learn quickly, thrive in a lab environment, and being a team player are important to support and help Galy fulfill its mission. Salary and title will be commensurate with experience.

Here’s What You’ll do:

  • Assist with media preparation and correct disposal of spent media
  • Significant use of autoclaves and sterile filtration
  • Organizing and restocking laboratory supplies
  • Routine maintenance of cell cultures of various types
  • Growing, caring for, and harvesting plants such as tobacco
  • Possess a strong sense of ambition and initiative
  • Capable of learning new techniques quickly and working independently
  • Be a team player with strong interpersonal and collaboration skills

Required Education & Qualifications:

  • Recently graduated in biology, plant sciences, chemistry, genetics, or similar
  • Ability to use standard laptop applications (e.g. Microsoft Office)

Desired Experience: 

  • Some laboratory experience (classroom experience is acceptable)
  • Familiarity with autoclave use
  • Sterile technique experience

Location:

  • We are temporarily located in Sunderland, MA; but soon we are relocating to Boston, MA - U.S. Visa Required.

What We Offer:

  • Fast-paced environment with rapid growth opportunities
  • Excellent full-time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
  • Life and disability insurance
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid vacation and holidays

GALY is an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunities without regard to race, color, sex (including gender identity, sexual orientation, and pregnancy), age, national origin, religion, veteran status, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status by applicable law.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by incumbents assigned to this job. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the functions, responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position, and GALY retains the discretion to modify functions, responsibilities, duties and skills at any time, including modifying the time devoted to such activities, deleting activities and assigning other activities.

Who we are:

GALY is growing the future. We are an army of dreamers that believe scientists are the artists of a new era. We envision a world where we can still produce sought-after materials without the physical burden we place on the planet and its people, especially those without opportunity. That is why we are revolutionizing the way we produce goods today by building a much more sustainable and distributable form of agriculture. However, nobody takes innovation seriously until you scale it. We are on it!  By developing novel scale-up strategies for in-vitro production of cotton that have never been done on an industrial scale, we will achieve something truly new. To do this, we are gathering a team with highly diverse skills and experiences, ranging from genetic engineering, plant cell culture, sterile process development, bioreactor design, mathematics, statistics agriculture, high-performance automation, stylists, illustrators, fashion designers, creative business development, marketing and branding strategies. A group on a mission to save our planet. We are scientists. We are artists. We are GALY.

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