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Lab Technician at Benson Hill, Inc in St. Louis, Missouri

Posted in General Business 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:

About Benson Hill
Benson Hill empowers innovators to develop more healthy, tasty and sustainable food by unlocking the natural genetic diversity of plants. Benson Hill's CropOS™ platform combines machine learning and big data with breeding techniques and plant biology to drastically accelerate and simplify the product development process. This platform allows for cost-effective and more efficient ways for companies to analyze and make improvements in plant genetics. Benson Hill brings a unique and holistic approach to our product and platform development, as we span a broader workflow involving trait and seed development, genome editing, and breeding all the way to creating better ingredients and varieties that tap a strong consumer demand for more flavorful and nutritious fruits and vegetables. More information can be found online Follow us on Twitter at@BensonHillInc.

Our Purpose and Core Values

Our Core Values are a set of common principles we share that are fundamental to our company's identity.

  • Be Bold! We redefine boundaries by providing new solutions to difficult problems. Together we are driven to transform the future and will not allow the fear of failure to prevent us from innovating. We voice our opinions, embrace change, and challenge each other to think creatively.

  • Be Inspired! We have purpose in our work-we are curious, engaged, and have fun. We maintain an active learning mindset and are motivated by diverse people and thoughts. We are energized by all innovators and together we aim to make an impact and contribute to building a better world.

  • Be Real! We understand who we are, what we want to achieve, and what it takes to get there. We hold each other accountable through timely, candid, and well-intentioned feedback. Together we engage in honest communication and healthy debate that leads to success through true alignment.


The Pipeline Delivery and Characterization (PDC) team is responsible for the delivery of the R&D product pipeline from inception of new product targets through to testing of these products on farm in grower fields all in a massively compressed time to market. We conduct a wide range of research activities, namely in the areas of vector design, crop transformation, molecular genotyping, and trait validation to name a few. These activities are aimed at developing new capabilities in crop research, the outcome of which is leveraged to create new product development opportunities. We are a diverse, energized, and highly experienced team of professionals with a proven track record of delivering novel outcomes that have transformed areas of the Ag Tech sector. We are focused on designing for and delivering the scientific and analytical products and insight geared around the commercial objectives with the greatest value and impact. We collaborate across a broad spectrum of internal Technology and Commercial teams along with key 3rd party partnerships to design and deliver on these outcomes.


We are actively seeking aTECHNICIAN to join our Genotyping production team to support the growth of Benson Hill. The TECHNICIAN will work both independently and as part of a team to perform routine research and laboratory support. The candidate, while being a key member of Benson Hill's Genotyping team, will work in a fast-paced and collaborative atmosphere, interacting closely with an interdisciplinary team. The position is based in St. Louis, MO.


  • Perform daily and weekly preventative maintenance

  • Execute DNA extraction

  • Assist on multiple lab workflows (NGS, Endpoint, GE Screening)

  • Perform any other assigned duties


  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment

  • Thrive in moving among changing priorities and adapting to change

  • Must be willing to shift working hours, extended hours/days or weekends with advanced notice

  • Mechanical aptitude/comfort operating automation of any kind

  • Oral and written communication skills

  • Experience with Microsoft Suite



  • Bachelor of Science or HS/GED
  • Experience working a production, manufacturing or fast paced, repetitive setting preferred
  • Microsoft Office suite

  • Attention to detail

  • High personal standard of excellence

  • Strong customer focus

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