Biotech Laboratory Assistant II

POSITION TITLE

Laboratory Assistant II

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking driven, self-motivated, and passionate Lab Assistants looking to start or continue a research career in a fast-paced lab. The laboratory assistant will play an integral role in day-to-day operations as we develop our novel DNA sequencing technology. The position is salaried with hours dependent on lab needs and project deadlines.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Prepare and track solutions and reagents.

  • Create and maintain SOPs.

  • Assist in the planning and execution of experiments.

  • Order and track laboratory supplies.

  • Maintain and repair equipment.

  • Quickly and effectively interpret directions into appropriate and efficient actions.

  • Develop and propose improved processes to fulfill the above functions.

  • Maintain the lab’s cleanliness and organization.

  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Adhere to Stratos Genomics' policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive, professional manner.

PROFICIENCIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid computer skills. Experience with Excel preferred.

  • Very good organization skills and attention to detail.

  • Strong analytical ability.

  • A keen ability to listen to directions and execute them accurately.

  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels.

  • Ability to work safely and professionally with or on Stratos' property.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Master’s or Bachelor’s degree focused in Biotechnology, Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics, Engineering or related field preferred.

Compensation and Benefits:

Lab Assistant (II)s enjoy a competitive salary with the opportunity for growth that only a burgeoning start-up can provide. Stratos Genomics employees also enjoy these benefits: 2 weeks PTO + 10 company holidays, generous health insurance including vision and dental, life and disability insurance, 401K match options, flexible spending accounts, stock options, and a gym membership.

To apply:

Send resume and cover letter to careers@stratosgenomics.com (PDF preferred, Word document or text in body of e-mail also accepted).  In the cover letter, please be sure to explain how you will meet the above requirements as well as address the following: the technology that Stratos Genomics is developing, why you want to work here, and how you would contribute.  Qualified applicants that do this the best will be the ones that are contacted.  Only local applicants will be considered.

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