Accelerating the mastery of biology to advance human health
Laboratory Operations Associate
At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It’s a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.
We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they didn’t even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries described in over 1000 peer-reviewed publications across multiple application areas, including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.
Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. The innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.
About the role: ****
We are seeking an organized, detail-oriented, problem-solving individual to join our R&D Laboratory Operations team. The successful candidate will have strong attention to detail, great communication skills, ability to prioritize a variety of tasks, and the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. The Lab Operations Associate supports R&D scientists and engineers so they can keep developing our great products with speed, efficiency, and fun. Our products have allowed researchers to study biology at unprecedented resolution and scale; yielding insights in diverse fields such as cancer biology, immunology, neuroscience, and developmental biology.
Individuals applying for this position must be self-starters, strategic thinkers, action-driven, flexible in changing direction and methods, thrive in a fast-paced environment, excel at managing multiple priorities, succeed in communicating with all levels within the organization, and provide an immediate contribution. This position reports to the R&D Lab Operations Manager.
What you will be doing:
Support R&D laboratories: perform day-to-day routine equipment maintenance, schedule calibration/preventative maintenance, organize lab operation processes, and support general lab activities along with R&D Lab Operations team to promote an efficient working environment
Act as a point of contact for lab-related service vendors and contractors including stockroom inventory, lab coat laundering, pipette management
Install, inventory, maintain, troubleshoot, coordinate services, and retire lab equipment when necessary
Collect or document, organize, and analyze service agreements and reports obtained from calibration and maintenance processes from external vendors
Perform duties as assigned in conjunction with R&D Laboratory Operations team
Collaborate with EH&S and Facilities teams to ensure a safe and functional lab environment
To be successful in this role, you will need:
2-3 years experience in a laboratory setting and understanding of laboratory environment
Excellent organization and prioritization skills
Strong communication skills: listening, speaking, writing, and interacting
Must be able to lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
Basic computer skills and proficiency with spreadsheets
Strong team collaboration skills
Detail-oriented with experience driving tasks and meeting deadlines
Must be flexible, forward-thinking, motivated, and have the ability to act independently while balancing a board range of organizational needs
Demonstrated skill in problem-solving and the ability to handle operations issues in a fast-paced environment with a customer-focused attitude
Additional desirable skills to have:
Bachelor’s Degree in biological, chemical, or related science field
Experience with biological instrumentation
Hands-on experience in biology or chemistry
10x Genomics is headquartered in Pleasanton, CA.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability.
We offer a competitive and comprehensive health benefits package.
We support our employees with family friendly policies like parental leave, and other benefits.
Equity in 10x
10x wants every employee to have an ownership stake and equity is a part of our package.
We recognize hard work and believe in well-deserved time off.
Refresh yourself with healthy snacks provided daily and a walking/exercise trail in a beautiful setting out our back door.
A learning environment
Professional development is a high priority at 10x. We value continuous learning.
Collaborate with highly skilled colleagues in a stimulating cross disciplinary environment.
Work hard, play hard
Life isn't all about work and we celebrate that.
10x Genomics at a glance
10x Genomics focuses on Biotechnology, Healthcare, Medical, and Genetic Testing. Their company has offices in California. They have a large team that's between 501-1000 employees. To date, 10x Genomics has raised $222.6M of funding; their latest round was closed on September 2019 at a valuation of $4B.