Lab Intern

Sep 3, 2021🔗 👁️ 134 134 Views

🏢 Dark Heart Nursery 📍 Davis, CA

💰 DOE 🗓️ Part-time 🏷️ Cultivation 📛 No license required

About our company

Since 2007, Dark Heart Nursery has specialized in cultivating high quality clones for growers across California.

Our years of experience allow us to bring you consistently premium clones from both popular and emerging genetic lines that will perform well in a variety of settings. We take pride in our work and continually adapt our process and selection to meet the diverse needs of growers large and small.

Job description

Under the direction of the Lab Supervisor and in alignment with the Company Core Values, the Lab Intern assists in all day to day lab activities, including, but not limited to, processing plant materials, preparing media, employing aseptic technique, capturing data, sanitizing tools and equipment, operating lab equipment, and maintaining lab cleanliness.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Follow standard operating procedures at all times in a safe and compliant manner.

Prepare media suitable for plants or tissues to be cultured.

Sort, input, and process plant tissues for diagnostic testing.

Prepare buffers, reagents and other chemicals for standard molecular biology procedures.

Record data for inventory management, KPI's, and R&D.

Set up and operate equipment, including autoclave, centrifuges, diagnostic machinery, microscope, and pumps.

Maintain clean lab area, glassware, and equipment.

Prepare plants and tissues for initiation into culture.

Subculture plants and tissues using aseptic technique.

Collaborate with and provide support to lab staff.

Promptly report breaches in compliance, safety, and sanitation to management.

Other duties may be assigned as required.


Applicants must be 21+ years of age.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily (with or without accommodations). The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required.

Education and Experience:

HS diploma or equivalent required

Current undergraduates majoring in Biological or Plant Sciences highly preferred


Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

Efficiency, productivity, attention to detail, accuracy, and organization

Ability to work independently and in collaboration with teams

Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Ability to accurately enter data in a spreadsheet or form


Remaining in a seated or standing position for extended periods of time

Performing delicate, repetitive tasks with hands, fingers, and wrists

Exercising a consistently high degree of accuracy when using fine motor skills

Reach overhead and/or use step stool

Able to lift/carry up to 50 pounds

Must wear PPE, including gloves, mask/respirator, eye protection, and lab coat

Good eyesight (may be corrected)

Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word


Climate controlled laboratory conditions

Confined space and secured area

Strong odors from machinery, culture media, plant matter, alcohol, bleach, and other chemicals

Loud noises from machinery

Exposure to hazardous chemicals

Normal hours of operation Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (may be subject to change depending on operational needs)