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Senior Technician, Reagent Manufacturing


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.

Senior Technician, Reagent Manufacturing

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 senior technician position is responsible for manufacturing bulk reagents for applications in single molecule real time sequencing platforms. The candidate is expected to be well organized, detail-oriented, and be able to work both independently and as a team member. Experience in bulk manufacturing of molecular biology products in a biotech industry is required.

Perform assigned duties according to production schedule.
Formulate bulk reagents using aseptic techniques according to manufacturing instructions.
Assist in maintenance and updating of all required SOP’s and quality records of equipment maintenance, tests, analysis, and other relevant data.
Participate in process improvement projects to improve efficiencies and support business needs.
Support cycle count activities.
Support QC testing and release of reagent products as assigned.
Support receiving inspection of raw material used for production and manufacturing activities.
Complete production work orders and related documentations.
Order lab supplies and manufacturing material as needed or as directed.
Follow all established lab procedures. Complete all tasks using good manufacturing practices.

Position Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree in life sciences with two years of experience in biotech industry working on molecular biology products.
Must be detail-oriented with ability to retain and apply knowledge.
Experience in manufacturing of reagent mixtures and proficiency with common laboratory tools and techniques.
Experience operating lab equipment: UV-Vis, centrifuge, thermocycler, pH/Conductivity meters, and other related equipment.
Experience in bulk formulation in small and large scales for commercial product applications.
Ability to handle repetitive hand motions with good manual dexterity.
Experience working in a cGMP or ISO laboratory environment.
Strong organizational skills and dedication to total product quality and a safe working environment.
Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook.
Familiarity with CAMSTAR, Oracle Agile, and SAP is 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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