Lab Technician - Cell Core

Organization
Organovo
Job Location
San Diego, CA
Job Description

Cultures and processes human cells for production of cell banks or for use in R&D projects 
Prepares cell culture media and other components to support the generation of 3D tissue constructs 
Accurately and reliably keeps records including database management, notebooks, and all pertinent documentation 
Performs general housekeeping including stocking of supplies and cleaning the lab 
Assembles and autoclaves packages to be used for the generation of 3D tissue constructs 
Performs sterile preparation of general laboratory glassware, tools, and reagents 
Performs general laboratory tasks, including maintenance of equipment 
Follows Good Laboratory Practices and Standard Operating Procedures and adheres to all safety and company policies 
Works well in a team environment with shared responsibilities 
Prepares and Maintains SOPs and Batch Records for Cell Core Functions 
Provide project specific support as required 
Other Duties as assigned. 
All standard laboratory bench techniques commonly acquired through obtaining a BS degree 
Works collaboratively with multi-disciplinary groups in a fast-paced work environment 
Possesses above average attention to detail in all aspects of work 
Exceptionally reliable 
Works independently at times 
Multi-tasks and remains focused to deliver high-quality results on time. 
Adjusts rapidly to shifting priorities and variable workloads and works flexibly to accommodate project deadlines. 
Exceptional communication skills, both in writing and verbally. 
Possesses adequate computer skills for word processing and data management. 
Works on a flexible work schedule to meet demands of the cell culture core team

Requirements: 

AA or BS in biology, bioengineering or a related field. Experience with mammalian cell culture and asceptic techniques preferred but not required

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