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Laboratory Technician



Software Engineering
Oakland, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, June 7, 2024
About Magrathea

Magrathea is a California technology company with a mission to radically reduce the socioenvironmental impacts of producing structural metal from natural resources. We are doing this by developing a new generation of electrolytic process technology for making carbon neutral magnesium metal from seawater and brines. We are backed by the most sophisticated energy and materials technology investors on Earth. This includes the earliest supporters of Tesla and SpaceX, a portfolio of major industrial families from across Europe, and the US federal government.

About The Role

Magrathea is seeking a hardworking, team-oriented laboratory technician to support the operations of our analytical chemistry program.

Role Expectations

  • Hands-on wet lab experience, analytical inorganic lab preferred with extensive experience measuring liquids and solids using pipettes and analytical scales
  • Able to work independently with SOPs and official Work Instructions
  • Intermediate excel skills to calculate basic unit conversions and equations digitally, including basic statistical knowledge. Preferably having experience with statistical software.
  • Experience operating and maintaining laboratory equipment
  • Experience documenting experimental procedures, observations, and results accurately in an electronic notebook and databases.
  • Good communication and will ask questions to fill in understanding
  • Knows basic laboratory safety and chemical handling

Ideal Background

  • Preferably a BS, MS, or PhD in chemistry
  • Experience with inorganic chemistry
  • Experience with TGA, titrations, AAS, ICP, XRF, XRD, and/or mass spectroscopy
  • Experience with LIMS, working with vendors, and maintaining inventory
  • Experience running high throughput methods
  • Assist in the development and validation of analytical methods as needed
  • Demonstrated track record of working on a team to achieve audacious goals together
  • History of promoting company culture based on humility, transparency, respect, and care for the success of other team members


  • Salary range: $70k - 100k
  • Competitive health insurance
  • Competitive 401k matching (pre-tax and post-tax savings options)
  • Competitive stock option package

How To Apply

Apply online through our website .


Magrathea is committed to providing a professional work environment free from discrimination and harassment, including discrimination and harassment based on a protected category, and an environment free from retaliation for participating in any protected activity. Magrathea is committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment.