Part-Time Laboratory Technician

CTC – Centro de Tecnologia Canavieira is a leading Brazilian company focused on research, development, and marketing of improved varieties of sugarcane.

CTC is looking for an enthusiastic and versatile part-time technician to join the Discovery & New Platforms Division (CTC Genomics). In this unique role, the technician will have the opportunity to contribute to several operational functions within the company and interact with the R&D, greenhouse and procurement teams. If you have experience as a lab technician but would like to expand your knowledge and gain exposure to logistics and business operations, this might be the perfect job for you! 

Key Responsibilities:

Laboratory Technical Assistance 

  • Prepares plant tissue culture media following standard protocols
  • Prepares stock and common use lab materials following standard protocols
  • Stocks and media solutions
  • Dishwashes lab materials
  • Assists with general lab maintenance 

Procurement and Billing Assistance 

  • Monitors inventory levels and restocks supplies
  • Assists with ordering of new materials
  • Tracks packages arrival
  • Manages invoice capture and organization
  • Fills out simple forms to entry requests into a material database 

Greenhouse Operations Assistance 

  • Assists in general plant maintenance
  • Assists with data recording

Minimum Requirements:

  • Associate or BS degree in a relevant field of study – (e.g chemistry, biology, environmental science) or currently enrolled in a relevant field of study.
  • At least six months of general laboratory experience
  • Ability to operate pipettes, balances, pH meters, and autoclave. 
  • Computer software experience including word processing and spreadsheets (Excel).

Additional Requirements: 

  • The ideal candidate pays attention to detail and has excellent organizational and problem-solving skills. 
  • Ability to plan and work independently and to work as part of a team are critical.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, is essential.
  • Ability to operate a Mediajet/Mediaclave is a plus. 
  • Knowledge of ERP systems (e.g SAP) is a plus.
  • Experience in maintaining plants in greenhouse is a plus.  
  • Knowledge of Portuguese is a plus.

If interested, please send your CV and/or resume to:

Carola Dowd, Ph.D/MBA
Site Operations and Facilities Lead
Phone: 314.919.7337