Lab Operations Assistant

San Rafael, CA 94901

Posted: 01/04/2019 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Research Job Number: 5368

Our client  focuses on developing first-in-class and best-in-class therapeutics that provide meaningful advances to patients who live with serious and life-threatening rare genetic diseases.


  • We are seeking an organized, detail-oriented, problem-solving individual.
  • The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, great communication skills, ability to prioritize a variety of tasks, and the ability to work independently
  • The Lab Operations Associate supports R&D scientists and research associates so they can keep developing our great products with speed, efficiency, and fun
  • This position reports to the Associate Director of Research Lab Operations.
  • Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, strategic thinkers, action driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast-paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization and provide immediate contribution.


Key Responsibilities:
  • Assist in maintaining Research laboratory equipment (including day to day user maintenance, calibration, and preventative maintenance), along with the laboratory manager and service vendors
  • Assist with the installation of new lab equipment Lab Glassware washing and stocking Waste Management General Lab Stocking Autoclaving supplies and specialized tools
  • Certification and calibration of various analytical equipment
  • Maintain, troubleshoot, and coordinate the repair of lab equipment when necessary
  • Provide inventory management, in coordination with supporting vendors, and internal customers
  • Provide general lab support, straighten and maintain laboratories, maintain lab coat inventory Performs duties as assigned in conjunction with Laboratory Operations Manager



  • Experience in a laboratory setting and understanding of laboratory environment
  • Strong communication skills: listening, speaking, writing, and interacting
  • Excellent organization and prioritization skills
  • Attention to detail Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Must be flexible, forward-thinking, motivated, and have the ability to act independently
  • Basic computer skills and proficiency with spreadsheets
  • Experience driving tasks and meeting deadlines
  • Demonstrated skill in troubleshooting and problem-solving
  • Experience with biological instrumentation



  • H.S. and 6+ related years experience or AA degree and 5+ years related experience or BA degree, 2 years of experience
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