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Lab Operations Technician

San Mateo Metro Area, CA

Posted: 09/15/2018 Job Type: Scientific Job Number: JN -092018-22555

We are seeking a highly motivated Laboratory Support Technician to join our team in playing a vital role to ensure safe and productive chemical and biological laboratory environments. As an embedded member of the R&D staff, you will work closely with researchers, facilities and EH&S staff to proactively maintain, develop, and implement solutions critical to laboratory operations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Track status of outstanding issues by communicating with researchers, and including these status updates in a regular e-mail
Daily walkthrough of all labs to assess supply levels, cleanliness, safety, and noting all issues and their resolution in e-mail reports
Proactively filling any lab operations gaps: preparing buffers, stocking supplies, etc.
Oversight of day-to-day laboratory operations, including laboratory cleanliness, waste removal, bench and instrument decontamination
Timely communication of updates to research staff regarding laboratory operations such as service requests, equipment malfunction, and service interruptions
Implementation and management of service requests and tracking them to resolution
Tracking equipment inventory, performing routine calibrations, and managing maintenance schedules
Tracking consumables inventory and maintaining reagent stocks
Other duties as assigned

Must Have Skills:
1+ years of previous experience in a scientific laboratory services or EH&S role in a university or industrial research environment
Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
Ability to execute duties with minimal direction and to adjust workload based on priorities

Nice to Have Skills:
Bachelor s degree in a scientific or other technical discipline
Lab management experience, including coordination with vendor technicians
Experience working in regulated environments

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