Lab Assistant Support (Temp to Hire)

Organization: 
Complete Genomics, Inc.
Job Location: 
Mountain View, CA
Job Description: 

Job Summary

Complete Genomics is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join its Operations team. This position provides an opportunity to contribute to CGI’s goal of improving human health by providing genomic information to understand, prevent, diagnose, and treat diseases and conditions. The Lab Assistant Support candidate’s function is to enable the manufacturing department to run efficiently and in accordance to the principles of lean manufacturing.

The ideal candidate is an enthusiastic, highly motivated person with excellent interpersonal and communication skills to help support the successful operation of a 24x7 production environment. Candidate will work in a team oriented environment and support both the Sequencing Operations and Reagent Manufacturing departments.

Major Duties and Responsibilities

Individual responsibilities will include, but are not limited to, helping to assist the department in fielding reagent requests, placing purchase orders, material handling, supply replenishment, and inventory management; production scheduling and coordination between the groups; coordination with R&D and various manufacturing support groups such as planning/procurement, stockroom/inventory control, and QA; documentation, tracking, and other administrative functions; equipment maintenance/calibration and coordination with Equipment Services; revising procedures and SOP’s using our document control process; maintaining production metrics; 5S improvements; addressing safety corrective actions; and other general lab responsibilities to facilitate a lean manufacturing operation.

Some lab work may be required, such as aliquoting of materials that requires proficiency using lab instrumentation (balances, pipettes) and basic QC. Ideal candidate should possess familiarity with principles of biology and good laboratory practices, and have the ability to work in a cleanroom environment. Perform other work related duties as assigned.

Requirements: 

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:

BS in Life Sciences, AA, or Certification in Biotechnology program or equivalent. 1-2 years of industry experience in a manufacturing environment preferred. Must be highly proficient using Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel. Experience with ERP system, such as Oracle, highly desirable.

Preferable Skills and Attributes:

Successful candidate will be customer oriented and a self-starter. Must be self-motivated, possess strong time management skills, be willing to take initiative and highly detail oriented. Extremely organized, with excellent ability to multitask and work in a dynamic fast paced production environment effectively.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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About Our Organization: 

Complete Genomics is a leader in accurate whole human genomic sequencing based in Mountain View, California. Our vision is to provide clinicians the genetic information needed to improve human health through prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of genetic diseases. Complete Genomics is focused on building a new generation of high-throughput sequencing technology and developing new and exciting research, clinical and consumer applications.

In March 2013, Complete Genomics was acquired by BGI-Shenzhen, the world’s largest genomics services company that provides comprehensive sequencing and bioinformatics services for commercial science, medical, agricultural and environmental applications. BGI is recognized globally as an innovator for conducting collaborative projects globally with leading research institutions.