JOB #285

Lab Technician

Location: San Jose, CA

Job Responsibilities

  • Use robotic pipettors to produce and maintain store of multi-well plates used for calibration and final test of Labcyte liquid handling systems
  • Validate accuracy and precision of plates
  • Package and ship plates for field calibration and verification of Labcyte liquid handling systems
  • Quantitatively make up standard (control) solutions in multi-liter volumes
  • Keep an inventory of these solutions and schedule to keep up with demand
  • Qualify these solutions via fluorescence assay in microtiter plate format; use single-channel and multichannel pipettors
  • Make, validate and troubleshoot standard curves using these standard solutions
  • Quantitatively validate microtiter plate readers and pipettors used in these processes
  • Exercise diligence and good technique so that solutions and plates do not become degraded, contaminated or mislabeled
  • Troubleshoot any/all of these processes as required
  • Validate samples of new plate lots
  • Keep records of results in good order for later troubleshooting and verification
  • Other related tasks as required

Education, Skills, Experience, and Requirements

  • Bachelors degree in a life science (two-year certificate in Biotech or Chemistry will be considered with sufficient work experience)
  • Quantitative skills are essential; Biochemistry lab course required, and successful completion of Analytical Chemistry lab course strongly desired
  • Experience with single and multichannel pipettors; must be able to pipet quickly and accurately
  • Experience with robotic pipetting equipment and fluorescence plate readers
  • Proficiency with Excel and ability to create spreadsheet statistical analysis independently
  • Consistent and complete recordkeeping
  • Ability and willingness to report mistakes and problems promptly and clearly
    • Desirable:

      • Work experience in assay development and/or high throughput screening environment strongly favored
      • Ability to write simple Excel macros a plus
      • Experience with robotic fluid handling equipment
      • Previous experience in a quality control position
      • Previous lab work with blood products a plus
      • Experience with inventory control, materials-related functions and purchase requisitions.
      • Familiarity with personal, lab and chemical safety.

      LOCATION: San Jose, CA

      Candidates only, no recruiters or agencies.

      About Labcyte

      Labcyte, a global biotechnology tools company headquartered in San Jose, California, is revolutionizing liquid handling. Echo liquid handling systems use sound to precisely transfer liquids. Labcyte instruments are used worldwide by all twenty of the top twenty pharmaceutical companies, as well as by small to mid-size pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology firms, contract research organizations and academic institutions. Labcyte’s customers work across a wide spectrum of biology including drug discovery, genomics, proteomics, diagnostics, imaging mass spectrometry.

Labcyte Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color national origin, sex, age status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability. 

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