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Analytical Technician

Mango Materials

Mango Materials

Albany, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Job: Analytical Technician

Location: Albany, CA

Pay Range: $68K - $75K DOE

Join our team of passionate scientists, engineers, operators and business leaders working to transform the future of our planet. Mango Materials is a certified B Corp and women-led team that is producing and selling biobased, biodegradable materials from waste greenhouse gases – and we want you to be a part of it.

In addition to working with novel technology to help combat climate change and create revolutionary, Earth-friendly materials, Mango Materials team members also enjoy working in an inclusive and collaborative company culture.

We are seeking an Analytical Technician to join our energetic, multidisciplinary team at a first-of-its-kind biomanufacturing facility. This position will report to the Associate Director of Innovation Operations. This is a full-time, on-site position. This position will require weekend work at times.

Want to know more? Keep reading!

Background on the company and position:

The company is led by a technically oriented team - five of our senior team members have PhDs in STEM. We put the safety and well-being of our people above all other priorities. We love to track and measure. We use a software called Asana to monitor project progress, allocate tasks and communicate across different shifts and locations. We follow detailed standard operating procedures for all research testing, plant operations, and business operations. We keep detailed timecards. We have meticulous naming and version control policies for all electronic files. We record and thoroughly analyze all data and are in constant pursuit to find the best and most efficient way to get things done. We work hard and always seek to work smart.

Mango is in growth mode. Scale-up of this type is a process with many unknowns and surprises, and this position will have the opportunity to help scale a first-of-its kind technology. We are looking for someone to join us on this adventure with an open mind and enthusiasm to get into details. A glass half-full, positive attitude is a must!

The mission of this position is to perform analytical work, including PHB analysis by GC and FTIR. Ensure fermentation sampling, set-up, cleaning, and media preparation are completed efficiently and consistently to support the OPT team.

The Analytical Technician will be expected to:

  • Conduct analytical testing to support R&D team
  • Prepare biological media and stock solutions
  • Support fermentation operations (set-up, sampling, harvest)
  • Maintain lab cleanliness
  • Monitor lab supplies inventory

Our ideal candidate is/has:

  • Experience working in a wet laboratory setting (microbiology, analytical chemistry, or other life science)
  • Experience using basic lab equipment such as a pipette and analytical balance
  • Experience processing analytical samples in a wet lab
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to perform repetitive tasks consistently and efficiently for long periods of time
  • Strong work ethic
  • Excellent time-management skills
  • Solid written and oral communication skills
  • Positive, can-do attitude
  • Ability to complete tasks efficiently to meet internal deadlines
  • Experience with Microsoft Office and comfort with Excel
  • Safety conscious
  • Truth seeker (has integrity)
  • Respectful – treats nature & others with care & consideration
  • Essentialist:
    • Identifies and addresses most important/valuable tasks
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to organize
    • Strong work ethic
  • Collaborative
  • Outside of the box thinker


  • Experience with bioreactors and fermentation sampling
  • Experience working as a technician in a wet lab

Want to join us? Here’s how to apply:

Please go to to apply.

  1. Complete the application profile
  2. Upload a short (less than 100 word) cover letter in PDF format
  3. Include a P.S. with your cover letter letting us know what you would ideally like out of this job
  4. Upload your resume
  5. Answer all the questions on the application profile

Mango Materials is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity, believe in second chances, and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all.