Breakthrough Energy Ventures Portfolio Company Career Opportunities

Laboratory Technician - Innovation



Danville, VA, USA
Posted on Thursday, May 9, 2024

Circ’s flexible technology is powering the clean closet and helping the fashion industry make monumental strides toward a truly circular eco-economy.

We’ve pioneered a technology that can recycle polycotton — what the majority of our clothes are made of — into reusable fibers. In essence: our process takes textile waste and turns them into materials that your most beloved fashion labels can use for tomorrow’s clothes.

Circ is seeking a Laboratory Technician for our Danville, Virginia Innovation Center. This role requires a candidate who can perform testing on a number of laboratory instruments, work in a safe manner, keep good records in their lab notebook and conduct analysis on data as required.

We need team players who love to build things that bring good to the world, understand & believe in our value system and seek to always challenge the status quo!


  • Follow standard operating procedures outlined for the various analytical instruments
  • Precise and accurate sample preparation and recording relevant information in laboratory notebook.
  • Conducts lab safety inspections with team members.
  • Attention to detail for each instrument so to obtain accurate and repeatable data.
  • Analyze, summarize and communicate results as required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or equivalent required; Associates or Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry or Biology preferred.
  • Comfortable handing solvents, acids, bases and other chemicals with the appropriate PPE
  • Self-starter with energy and enthusiasm for solving challenges independently and with teammates
  • High interest in laboratory instruments and analyzing data.
  • Understanding of and the ability to abide by applicable lab safety and OSHA regulations.
  • Previous material characterization and laboratory experience is a plus.
  • Strong alignment with the values of the company and a high level of character integrity.


We believe an equitable and inclusive work environment and a diverse, empowered team are key to achieving our mission. We’re looking for candidates who can expand our culture and challenge business as usual. We strive to foster an environment where all team members can bring their whole selves to work, by their own definition, and we strive to provide all candidates with an equitable and accessible recruitment process.

We provide equal employment opportunities to all team members and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or genetics.

In addition to federal law requirements, we comply with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

If we can offer accommodations for you in the recruitment process, or if you have feedback on how to make our recruiting more equitable or accessible, please let us know!