Laboratory Technician-Meiogenix

Laboratory Technician Position in Meiogenix, McGovern Center, Ithaca, NY

Following the completion of its 12m$ Series A, Meiogenix Inc., a global agricultural Chromosome Editing company, is seeking a highly motivated Technician to join our team at McGovern Center, the Cornell business incubator in Ithaca, NY.

Meiogenix is a biotech company with a new vision for agriculture. Our mission is to bring back the diversity in complex traits that has been lost during intensive breeding. We are using a combination of chromosome editing, AI, and advanced breeding technologies to unlock the unexplored genetic diversity of plants. Meiogenix aims to develop products that meet new food trends, adjust crops to climate change and eliminate the use of harmful chemicals.

The Laboratory Technician will support Meiogenix research scientists in plant transformation and tissue culture work. The technician will also assist with maintenance of plants in growth-chamber/greenhouse.  The ideal candidate will be self-motivated, pays attention to details, and have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. The candidate will be expected contribute to smooth functioning of day-to-day operations of the lab, including general lab maintenance, in addition to being involved in the ongoing research efforts.

Location: McGovern Center, Cornell University Campus, Ithaca, New York

Position: Full-time

Key Responsibilities:

·         Preparation of media/buffers to support plant transformation experiments

·         Preparation of tissue culturing supplies

·         Organizing and maintaining log/ordering sheets for reagents/supplies needed for media preparation

·         Assisting in Greenhouse/Growth chamber plant care

·         Maintaining lab cleanliness and organization

·         Adhering to safety practices in the lab

Desired Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or currently enrolled in an undergrad program in Cornell University.
  • Ability to thrive in a demanding environment of a start-up.
  • High degree of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proficient with basic computer software, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.



Location: Ithaca, NY

Send Application to:

Name: Gaganpreet Sidhu
Organization: Meiogenix Inc
Address: 237 Tower Rd, 410 B, Ithaca, NY 14853
Phone: 646-702-2818