Locus Bio-Energy Solutions has an opening for a full-time Laboratory Assistant to support various R&D and QA/QC processes at our regional oilfield laboratory in Midland, TX. Internships will also be considered. Qualified candidates will have a background in or current progress towards a degree in chemistry, biology, biochemistry or a related scientific field.

Basic Function

The full time Research Assistant will support various R&D projects and quality processes from our production facility and laboratory in Midland, TX.  The right candidate will have a B.S. in Chemistry, Biochemistry or Chemical Engineering and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a petroleum laboratory setting. This position will report to the Laboratory Manager.


  • Performs various tasks related to HPLC, GC, spectroscopy, microscopy, various microbiological techniques, surface tension measurements, emulsion tendency testing, and shipping of DOT regulated materials
  • Assists the senior chemist in all aspects related to R&D objectives
  • Maintains well documented records for QA/QC and various R&D processes
  • Understands and applies standard laboratory safety guidelines (PPE, cleanliness of lab and equipment, etc.)

Basic Qualifications

  • Progress towards Bachelors Degree in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry or related scientific field
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)
  • Safety oriented
  • Willingness to learn and share ideas with the team

Preferred Qualifications

  • B.S. in Chemistry, Biology, Biochemistry, or related scientific field
  • At least 1year of laboratory experience; entry level with internship experience acceptable
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task
  • Excellent time management, organizational, and communication skills
  • Passion to learn and be involved in R&D discussions


  • Competitive Compensation
  • Medical Benefits
  • Dental Benefits
  • Vision Benefits
  • 401(k) Savings Plan
  • Vacation Days
  • Sick Days
  • Paid Holidays

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We are an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.