Who we are at Osmo:

Osmo is a digital olfaction company, on a mission to give computers a sense of smell to improve the health and wellbeing of human life. Why? Our sense of smell both enriches and saves lives, and has a deep and direct connection to our emotions and memory. Vision and hearing have been digitized, but not scent. It’s time we solve this. We’re bringing an unprecedented combination of software, data, hardware and capital to the historic challenge of giving computers a sense of smell.

We believe in the power of automation and carefully applied AI/ML to solve problems that are beyond what the unaided human mind can tackle on its own. In the first phase of our development, we are using our map of odor along with cutting-edge generative AI to create the next generation of aroma molecules (e.g., the ingredients in the fragrances we wear and the products we use). Beyond fragrance machine olfaction has application across many industries, including manufacturing, military, medicine, and more. Working for Osmo means solving problems using digital olfaction for these customers. We're a hybrid company with a laboratory and center-of-mass in New York, NY and offices in Somerville, MA.

Osmo is seeking a Lab Associate to join our expanding Lab Operations team. You will play a crucial role in supporting all Osmo’s pipelines from AI and compound discovery to perfumery. You are a good communicator, detail oriented with experience in a laboratory setting. Your responsibilities include organization of our chemical compound inventory, sample preparation, adhering to stringent safety protocols, and assisting with packing and shipping tasks. 

What will you be doing: 

  • Manage day-to-day chemical lab operations, ensuring smooth and efficient processes.
  • Assist in organizing chemical compound inventory, maintain accurate records, and ensure the availability of required materials for research and analysis.
  • Follow strict safety protocols in the handling, storage, and disposal of chemical compounds to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Operate analytical chemistry instruments to conduct tests, gather data, and support research efforts. 
  • Operate liquid handling instruments to prepare samples and create mixtures and formulas.
  • Assist in packing and shipping tasks, ensuring that lab products are safely and correctly prepared for transportation. 

What we need to see: 

  • A Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or a related field; a Master’s degree is a plus.
  • Strong understanding of chemical safety protocols.
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.

Ways to stand out from the crowd: 

  • Experience in a high-throughput lab environment. 
  • Familiarity with operating analytical chemistry instruments and/or Tecan, Opentrons, Agilent, and Gerstel equipment. 
  • Hands-on experience with programming and its key libraries and frameworks. 

We Offer:

  • Work with an engaging, important challenge: digitizing smell.
  • A competitive salary and benefits package.
  • Opportunities for professional growth and development.
  • A dynamic and innovative work environment.
  • Participation in cutting-edge projects in lab automation and robotics.

Salary: $75,000 - $85,000

If this role inspires you we’d encourage you to apply. We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining an incredible team optimized for a diversity of thought, background, and approaches. All employment decisions and responsibilities are determined based on current ability and your ability to grow, without regard to race, color, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, physical, mental, or sensory disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
 
Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Osmo does not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to Osmo or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by the Osmo Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of Osmo and Osmo will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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