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Manufacturing Scientist


Pacific Biosciences

Job Location

1305 O’Brien Dr.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
United States

Job Description

Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, proof of COVID vaccination is required for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions). To ensure the health and safety of all PacBio employees and our prospective candidates, we have instituted a virtual interview and onboarding experience.

Manufacturing Scientist

PacBio (NASDAQ: PACB) is a premier life science technology company that is designing, developing and manufacturing advanced sequencing solutions to help scientists and clinical research resolve genetically complex problems. Our mission is to enable the promise of genomics to better human health. Genomics is core to all biological processes, and our advanced genomics tools provide scientists and clinical researchers the insights to better understand biology and health. We are now entering the century of biology and genomics is at the heart of the next revolution. Become part of the new paradigm in gene sequencing and help shape the future of genomic study by joining the PacBio team.

The Manufacturing Scientist is responsible for manufacturing bulk reagents of molecular biology for applications in single molecular real time sequencing platforms. This position will be working closely with development for the transfer of new formulations into Reagent Manufacturing. The candidate is expected to be well organized and be able to work both independently and as a team member. Experience in molecular biology is required. Prior experience in production of reagents in biotech industry is desired.

Perform assigned duties according production schedule and manufacture bulk reagents following work instructions.
Formulate DNA products for molecular biology use using aseptic techniques according to manufacturing instructions.
Support QC testing and release of reagent products as assigned.
Complete production work orders and related documentations.
Order lab supplies and manufacturing materials as needed or directed by Manager.
Complete and obtain approval for purchase requisitions. Receive, log, and stock material upon receipt.
Follow all established lab procedures. Complete all tasks using good manufacturing practices.

Bachelor’s degree in molecular biology, chemistry or equivalent with minimum 5 years of experience in biotech industry.
Experience operating lab equipment UV-Vis, centrifuge, thermocycler, pH/Conductivity meters.
Experience in reagent preparation and proficiency with common laboratory tools and techniques.
Ability to handle repetitive hand motions with good manual dexterity.
Experience working in a cGMP or ISO laboratory environment.
Must be detail-oriented with ability to retain and apply knowledge.
Strong organizational skills and dedication to total product quality and a safe working environment.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
Familiarity with SAP and Agile would be a plus.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.


About Our Organization

Our mission is to enable the promise of genomics to better human health.

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