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Laboratory Operations Specialist

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 02/15/2023 Employment Type: Direct Hire Industry: Research and Discovery Job Number: 11069 Pay Rate: $70k - $85k

Job Description

Our client is a clinical stage biotechnology company developing a novel technology platform that can provide safe and persistent control of targeted gene regulation.

Job Overview:
  • This individual will be a key member of the Operations team and will highly interface with the Quality team to ensure a safe and compliant workplace. 
  • Support in BSL1, BSL2, cell biology, virus and other laboratories management.
  • Responsible for initiating and maintaining up to date training binders for all new and current employees. 
  • Review, approve and maintain essential laboratory based and general safety standard operation procedures (SOPs). 
  • Ensure compliance of all laboratory personnel in the application of aseptic techniques. 
  • Ordering and submitting purchase orders on behalf of the R&D team. 
  • Maintain compliant lab practices within research laboratory and adjacent office space. 
  • Maintain electronic lab notebook as administrator. 
  • Facilitate and establish standard operating procedures in laboratory. 
  • Maintain and update SDS / MSDS documentation. 
  • Oversee day-to-day laboratory and office operations, including but not limited to cleanup maintenance, lab coat cleaning, biosafety waste removal coordination with licensed partners, purchasing lab and office supplies, managing inventory, and maintaining & organizing general laboratory and office spaces etc 
  • Maintain general office supplies. 
  • Assist others and training in new lab techniques and equipment 
  • Serve as lead technician to one or more lab equipment (i.e. sequencer, cell sorter). 
  • Excited to find new and low-costs ways to source and negotiate equipment and lab supplies. 
  • Other ad-hoc duties when needed.

Job Requirements

  • BS in related scientific field and 1-3+ years of relevant work experience, preferably in industry settings. 
  • Excellent organizational skills, inventory tracking skills, and data tracking, and has a deep commitment to enforcing structure and standard operating procedures (SOPs). 
  • Proficient in sourcing, procurement, negotiating, and ordering lab reagents and/or equipment, and building strong relationships with vendors. 
  • Familiarity with installing, fixing/maintaining lab equipment and/or dealing with technical vendors.
  • Experience or familiarity in managing environmental health and safety (EH&S) and risk assessments.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication skills and be able to lead and direct others. 
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Molecular biology, biochemistry, synthetic biology, cell culture or other biological discipline.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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