Lab Technician, Chemistry

  • Ultima Genomics
  • Newark, CA, USA
  • Sep 08, 2022
Full time, Contract-to-Hire Biotech Science

Job Description

Rapidly growing life sciences technology company

Ultima Genomics is a rapidly growing company that is developing ground-breaking genomics technologies. Our mission is to continuously drive the scale of genomic information to enable unprecedented advances in biology and improvements in human health. We have developed a foundational new approach to sequencing at scale that overcomes limitations due to the high costs of current technologies. We are well-funded and have raised approximately $600 million from global top-tier investors. Our team brings together unique and diverse expertise across multiple disciplines, from healthcare and life sciences, to engineering, to technology and software and beyond. We are a collaborative group of more than 350 employees, including successful entrepreneurs, chemists, hardware and software engineers, genomics and biotechnology experts, molecular and computational biologists, software and algorithm experts, and operations and commercial leaders. Join us to develop and commercialize technologies that unleash the power of genomics at scale and empower the future of human health. 

We are looking for a highly motivated Chemistry Lab Technician to join our team!

The successful candidate will play a supporting role in the manufacturing of our company’s core consumable products. The successful candidate combines a positive attitude, enthusiasm to learn and operate modern laboratory instrumentation/equipment, record observed results, and take responsibility for completion of work. This is an exciting position for a technician who wants to be part of team that makes world a better place. 

This is a full-time contract position. 

How You’ll Contribute

  • Operation and maintenance of laboratory instruments (training will be provided), such as: automated purification equipment (Prep-LC), distillation equipment (rotovap), benchtop pH meter, balance, controlled-temperature baths, freeze-dryers (lyophilizer), HPLC, mass spectrometer, etc...
  • Purification and characterization of nucleotides and other products.
  • Maintain inventory of bulk solvents and chemicals, purchase supplies, and coordinate the disposal of solvent waste.
  • Preparation of aqueous buffers and reagents needed for manufacturing.
  • Keeping logs and recording of results.
  • Assist scientists with organic synthesis and other in daily activities.

Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge & Abilities

  • B.S. Chemistry/related scientific discipline
  • Willingness to learn the operation and upkeep of modern process equipment and techniques used in genomics (Training will be provided).
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain mechanical equipment.
  • Excellent reliability, time management, communication, and people skills are a must.
  • Strong sense of urgency, can-do attitude, reliability, and teamwork.

Ultima Genomics is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable laws. See also Ultima Genomics’ EEO Policy and EEO is the Law. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please let us know by contacting


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