Lab Assistant, Nanotechnology/ Molecular Biology

POSITION TITLE

Lab Assistant –Nanotechnology/ Molecular Biology

POSITION SUMMARY

Stratos Genomics is seeking a driven, self-motivated, and detailed-oriented laboratory assistant to join our Nanopore Detection Chemistry team. The laboratory assistant will support and contribute to the team in our pursuit of developing and optimizing Stratos Genomics’ Sequencing by Expansion method on a nanopore-based sequencing platform. We are looking for a candidate that is eager to problem-solve and is equipped to work in a fast-paced, dynamic startup environment.

The laboratory assistant will have opportunities to gain experience with meaningful data analysis, thinking critically & objectively, sample preparation, SOP optimization, and experimental design. Must be able and willing to work from 8AM to 7PM Monday through Friday, with the flexibility to work extended hours when needed.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE

  • Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Biology, or related field.

  • Lab experience (1 year) preferred.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Inventory, prepare, and maintain components for the sequencing platform.

  • Maintain a clean, safe, and organized laboratory.

  • Create, optimize, and execute SOPs.

  • Perform experiments on the sequencing platform as outlined by manager.

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

  • Communicate results, status updates, and SOP deviations clearly and effectively to manager.

  • Develop improvements to existing processes and procedures.

  • Understand the purpose of each procedural step and how it affects downstream results.

  • Interact and coordinate with other laboratory assistants to effectively support the group.

  • Adhere to Stratos Genomics’ policies.

  • Support management decisions and goals in a positive and professional manner.

PROFICIENCIES

  • Pipetting experience.

  • Proficiency with sterile techniques.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Solid computer skills. Experience with Excel required. Experience with Matlab is preferred.

  • Very good organization skills, attention to detail, and dexterity.

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

  • Strong active listening skills.

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

Compensation and Benefits: 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 and up to 6 bonus days based on company performance, generous health insurance including vision and dental, life and disability insurance, 401K match program, flexible spending accounts, stock options, and a gym membership.

To apply: send resume and cover letter to careers@stratosgenomics.com (PDF, Word document, or text in body of e-mail). In the cover letter, please 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 best will be contacted. Only local applicants will be considered.

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