Biotech Laboratory Assistant II

WHO WE ARE

Stratos Genomics is a dynamic biotech startup developing a novel DNA sequencing technology. Our lab consists of accomplished and driven scientists, engineers and researchers from across scientific disciplines. Stratos Genomics is a fast-paced, energetic workplace. We have the passion, commitment and vision to truly change the world.

POSITION TITLE

Laboratory Assistant II

POSITION SUMMARY

We are seeking driven, self-motivated, and passionate individuals looking to start or continue a research career in a fast-paced lab. The laboratory assistant will play an integral role in the day to day operations as we develop our novel DNA sequencing technology. Our team is typically here Monday through Friday, 8am – 7pm, though hours may vary depending 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.

  • Keep the lab clean and organized.

  • Maintain and repair equipment.

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

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

  • Other duties as assigned.

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

PROFICIENCIES

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

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

  • Strong analytical ability with active listening skills.

  • Solid computer skills.

  • Very good organization skills and attention to detail.

  • 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: Lab Assistants start at a competitive rate 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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