Production Associate

BioPhase Solutions specializes in recruiting top talented professionals for San Diego's Scientific community. We are currently looking for a Production Associate to work for a leading San Diego biotechnology company.

Production Associate

RESPONSIBILITIES:
  • Carry out laboratory activities in support of production schedules and objectives as directed by senior staff.
  • Safely operate laboratory equipment in accordance with established practices.
  • Perform routine equipment preventative maintenance as required.
  • Promote and be responsible for laboratory safety and housekeeping.
  • Obtain and stock laboratory supplies as directed.
  • Maintain documentation and records in an accurate, timely and thorough manner.
  • Become proficient in applicable computer software programs as needed.
  • Simultaneously perform multiple tasks as required.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.
  • Carries out duties in compliance with established business policies.
  • Understands and is aware of the quality consequences which may occur from the improper performance of their specific job.
  • Work within a production-based gene synthesis and assembly pipeline as well as DNA sequencing pipelines.
  • Perform basic DNA sequencing reactions. 
  • Coordinate laboratory activities with teammates and other scientists. 
  • Closely follow established standard operating procedures. 
  • Apply best practices in the development and execution of projects. 
  • Perform other duties & projects as assigned.
 
REQUIREMENTS:
  • BA/BS degree including laboratory work in a biology, chemistry or related field.  Training in the operation of lab equipment and use of lab chemicals and tools.
  • 1 - 5 years experience utilizing or manufacturing molecular biology tools in an industrial (Biotech/Pharma/Medical Device) environment.  Experience in a production work environment strongly
  • Ability to work well in a team environment. 
  • Hands-on experience within high-throughput genomic pipelines a plus.
  • Experience operating automated laboratory equipment (e.g. QPix, Biomek, ABI 3730 XL DNA Sequencer, Next-Gen sequencing, etc.).
  • Basic understanding of molecular biology techniques.
  • Ability to follow detailed instructions, maintain accurate records and notes, and the ability to carry out assignments in a thorough, conscientious fashion. 
  • Conscious of safety requirements and applicable material handling methods (including universal precautions for handling potentially bio-hazardous materials.
  • Work with semi-automated and/or automated equipment.
  • Demonstrate problem-solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. 
  • Knowledge and ability to use MS Office and other manufacturing systems.
  • Location: San Diego
  • Type: Contract
  • Job ID: BR798182107