Laboratory Technician - Biology


moa is recruiting for a Laboratory Technician


moa Technology Limited is an innovative and rapidly growing R&D crop protection company that is revolutionizing the future of weed control in agriculture. We have recently secured $44m (£35m) in Series B funding to advance a new generation of safe, sustainable, and effective herbicides and help the farmers produce high quality food. To achieve this goal, moa Technology has developed 3 unique and complementary platforms: moa-GALAXY, moa-TARGET, and moa -SELECT.


Position type: Permanent full-time - 37.5 hours per week

Salary: Competitive

Location: The Oxford Science Park, Oxford,

Required qualifications and experience:

The post-holder will have:

·      BSc or equivalent in a biological or life science discipline.

·      Experience working in a biology laboratory, in industry or academia (beneficial but not essential).

·      Experience with molecular biology techniques (beneficial but not essential).

·      Experience studying plant biology or working with plants (beneficial but not essential).

Role and responsibilities:

Building on the success of SELECT, we are expanding our capabilities and looking for an entry level graduate with exceptional organisation skills, to carry out the following tasks:

·      Generate, genotype, maintain and propagate plant lines.

·      Design and clone plasmids.

·      Screen libraries of compounds.

·      Manage and maintain media, buffers, and stocks.

·      Clearly communicate results, successes, and issues.

·      Maintain accurate records (e.g., electronic laboratory notebooks, QMS).

·      Contribute to reports, SOPs, risk assessments, lab meetings, etc.


The role is not restricted to the above and may vary to support the needs of SELECT.

Key behaviour and attributes:

The ideal candidate will:

·    Have strong planning and organisational skills and be able to handle large scale and parallel experiments in a rigorous, efficient and reliable manner. The post-holder will be involved in several concomitant projects and must be able to multi-task.

·    Be skilled in practical laboratory techniques.

·    Be a keen learner. The company will provide the training needed to succeed in the role and will support personal development activities.

·    Be able to follow instructions and established processes.

·    Be enthused by the science and moa-Technology’s vision.

·    Be a good colleague, willing to share time, knowledge, and resources.

·    Be resilient. SELECT tackles very exciting, high risk/high gain projects which may have their challenges.

·    Be able to communicate in verbal and written English at a level required to perform the job as outlined.

·    Be proficient in MS Word, PowerPoint, and Excel, and able to learn how to use other specialised software and electronic tools.

·    Always maintain good laboratory practices.

·    Have a good work ethic, display a high level of professionalism and be reliable.

·    Adhere to company’s policies and standard business etiquette.

Company Benefits

  • 25 days Annual Leave + bank holidays.
  • Share options
  • 5% contribution pension scheme
  • Group Life Insurance
  • Group Income protection scheme
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Flexible working hours 8am - 6pm
  • Opportunity to get training and hands-on experience across a variety of experimental methods and equipment.
  • Opportunity to work in an inspiring team and to develop one’s career as the company grows


Must be legally able to live and work in the UK

Please send a CV and cover letter to