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Lab Coordinator

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 10/17/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -102018-22838
Position works 30-40 hours per week - must be flexible

Objective of Position

The Lab Coordinator provides technical and administrative support to the Biology lab at San Carlos.

Essential Duties/ Responsibilities

  • Works closely with biology lab team to ensure safe and cost-effective daily operations of the lab.
  • Performs regular inventory of lab stock room and orders reagents in a timely manner.
  • Maintains ordering database and keeps track of deliveries.
  • Keeps track of liquid nitrogen delivery, compressed gas (carbon dioxide) delivery, and waste pickup.
  • Maintains database of patient samples.
  • Organizes liquid nitrogen and -80C freezers for storage of patient samples.
  • Communicates with clinical team regarding incoming samples and upcoming clinical studies.
  • Prepares materials and reagents for upcoming experiments.
  • Organizes lab protocols, manuals, MSDS, and other materials.
  • Maintains cleanliness and safety of laboratory space.
  • Ensures proper functioning of lab equipment by coordinating repairs, calibration and preventative maintenance.
  • Other administrative duties as needed.


  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Proven ability to follow detailed instructions.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Comfortable working in a laboratory environment and handling liquid nitrogen.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Education/ Training
  • BA or BS with a preference towards a degree in the biological sciences.
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