Lab Technician

  • Ultima Genomics
  • Newark, CA, USA
  • Jun 21, 2022
Full time Biotech Science

Job Description

How You’ll Contribute

  • Synthesize novel particle formulations in aqueous media
  • Conduct process optimizations to ensure final formulations conform to internal specifications with respect to downstream performance, stability, and reproducibility
  • Independently execute various assays and experiments to characterize the physicochemical properties of new particle formulations
  • Spend most of their working hours in the lab (90% lab work, 10% desk work)
  • Work in a multidisciplinary environment comprising biochemists, molecular biologists, and engineers to drive toward company goals

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • BS or MS degree in chemistry, biochemistry, bioengineering, chemical engineering, materials science, or a closely related field, with relevant hands-on laboratory experience.
  • 0-3 years of industry experience. Exceptional new grads with relevant academic research experience will be considered.
  • Must have proven hands-on experience working in a wet lab environment in an academic research or industry setting.
  • Must be proficient and comfortable with the safe use of common chemistry lab equipment and glassware
  • Must exhibit competency with basic organic chemistry concepts and reactions
  • Experience with chemical or biochemical characterization methods, including any of the following but not limited to: UVvis and fluorescence spectroscopy, DLS, flow cytometry, SDS-PAGE, PCR, is preferred
  • Experience with bioconjugation chemistry and/or surface chemistry is a plus
  • Experience with protein chemistry is a plus
  • Experience developing or working with micro- or nanoparticle formulations is a plus
  • Polymer chemistry experience is a plus
  • Molecular biology experience is a plus
  • Excellent communicator. Understands the differentiation and utilization of data driven deep dives and high-level summaries as well as goal setting.
  • Highly organized and has outstanding time/operation management abilities.
  • Fast learner with a strong sense of urgency, a can-do attitude, and motivational skill to get the best out of team and co-workers. Loves and thrives in a fast paced and demanding startup environment.
  • Adheres to company guidelines & policies, including safety, environmental, and COVID-related policies.

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