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Laboratory Technician



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Saturday, March 30, 2024

Company Description

Refiberd is on a mission to create a circular economy for the fashion industry. Every year 186 billion pounds of textile waste are generated and less than 1% of that is recycled into new clothing. Refiberd is tackling the textile waste crisis with our novel AI and spectroscopy-based sorting system that processes and sorts textile waste for different recycling streams. By being able to accurately sort textile waste we can maximize the amount of textile waste that gets recycled and unlock circularity for the fashion industry.

Our workplace culture at Refiberd is supportive, collaborative, and mission-driven. We prioritize work-life balance, flexibility, and autonomy, and we value diverse perspectives and backgrounds. Our commitment to sustainability is reflected in everything we do, and we're not afraid to tackle tough challenges like climate change and fast fashion. If you're looking for a venture-backed startup where you can grow, make a difference, and be part of a team that is passionate about creating a better future for all, we'd love to hear from you.


Join Refiberd as a Lab Technician and be at the forefront of revolutionizing the fashion industry towards a circular economy. Your role will be pivotal in organizing data, managing equipment, and developing innovative testing methods for our AI-based sorting system. Collaborate closely with teams to enhance data quality and contribute to maximizing recycling.


  • Follow procedures for organizing, labeling, and measuring data with diverse equipment.
  • Adapt to procedural changes and execute tasks consistently and effectively.
  • Maintain precise records, analyze and refine test outcomes.
  • Set up, manage, and calibrate equipment to guarantee data quality.
  • Collaborate with equipment vendors and teams to troubleshoot technical problems.
  • Contribute to the development of innovative testing methods and protocols.
  • Oversee lab supplies inventory management.
  • Ensure strict compliance with safety protocols.

Required Skills and Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in an engineering or science field.
  • Previous laboratory work experience and familiarity with spectroscopy systems.
  • Experience executing experiments following standard procedures.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and proactive approach in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and maintenance of accurate records.
  • Ability to work independently, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines.
  • Knowledge of safety guidelines and regulations for lab work.
  • Willingness to learn and adapt to new technologies and methodologies.
  • Familiarity with quality control processes and teamwork in a lab setting.
  • Proficiency in laboratory software and data analysis tools.

Refiberd is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status.