General Lab Assistant - LC

General Summary

Have great customer skills? Looking to enter into San Diego's growing biotech and pharma industry? We are seeking an individual who possesses a professional attitude, the ability to use technology and systems, demonstrable experience as a hard worker, but most importantly a great customer service mindset. Lab experience preferred but is not required.

The Lab Assistant role is an entry-level support position within the Lab Services Division. Work is primarily routine and SOP-driven; no experimental analysis or research work is performed. Typical assignments are focused on operational lab tasks such as glass wash, autoclaving, chemicals registration, instrumentation startup, inventory stocking, and waste consolidation. An ideal candidate will have a familiarity with biotech/pharma lab support routines, chemistry knowledge, great customer service skills, a professional mindset, and a great teamwork ethic.

We are seeking an individual for a full-time (40 hour/week), Non-Exempt, Hourly lab support position. This position is based in the 92121 zip code.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a candidate to perform general lab support duties which primarily include, but are not limited to: 

  • Ensuring labware, consumables, and supplies are properly cleaned, sterilized, maintained, and stocked through use of appropriate equipment and processes
  • Assist with the ordering and stock integrity of lab supplies through inventory management, procurement, and receiving processes and systems
  • Assisting in media and buffer creation and associated prep routines as needed
  • Performing chemical registration procedures as needed
  • Interact and support in-scope service requests by research and operations personnel
  • Performing hazardous waste consolidation routines via specified processes
  • Understanding operational laboratory workflows and successfully balancing and prioritizing routines tasks and ad-hoc work
  • Performing work process documentation, metrics tracking, and communication routines
  • Additional support-level tasks as necessary
  • This position reports to: Lab Services Manager
  • This position has no direct reports

    Minimum Training, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Qualifications
    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • High School Diploma/G.E.D.
    • Customer Service skills experience
    • Familiarity with the industrial R&D laboratory environment preferred; academic experience acceptable
    • Proficient with the Microsoft ecosystem (Windows, Office, Office 365, etc.)
    • Demonstrable experience working with chemicals and reagents, and recognizing chemical structures
    • Physical Requirements:
      • Significant standing, walking, moving, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, and handling, pushing, and pulling.
      • Ability to move and lift boxes up to 50lbs and carry short distances

    Additional Employee Expectations

    • Work proactively and positively with a high-level of independence and intrinsic motivation
    • Strong organizational, communication, and customer service skills
    • Maintain open, professional, and productive dialogue with internal employees and clients
    • Operate efficiently and develop a mastery of all assigned tasks
    • Demonstrate a desire to grow by seeking out new opportunities and enhancing burgeoning skills
    • Exhibit maturity and a leadership mentality
    • Anticipate contingencies and adapt to changes quickly
    • Be open and willing to learn from others
    • Identify areas for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change
    • Adhere to company and client safety and operational policies
    • A professional work ethic and team-centric mindset

    Employment Requirements

    • Legally allowed to work in California
    • Available to work within the core business hours of 7AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday. Infrequent evening and weekend overtime work is possible.
      • Typical work schedule will be 8AM to 5PM, Monday through Friday.
    • Valid Driver's License. Reliable personal transportation required
    • Company-sponsored relocation: not available
    • Must pass a pre-employment background checks including a driving record check and drug screen


    • DOE, estimated starting salary is $15 - $17/hr. Future salary and title adjustments will be regularly evaluated and commensurate with merit, additional skills, additional responsibilities, and time in the role.
    • Available company-paid medical insurance as well as optional dental and vision insurance
    • Company-Paid Vacation, with increases commensurate with tenure
    • Company-Paid Holiday & Sick Leave
    • 401(k), 100% vested with available company match

      Application Instructions

      Please fill out the application and questionnaire, providing and at least one (1) Personal and one (1) Work History Reference 

      About ManagedLab Services

      ManagedLab Services takes care of all the business aspects of a lab, from everyday lab operations such as glass wash, consumable stocking, waste disposal, and media prep, to asset and inventory management, scientific support, and more.

      We work as a team, harnessing the power of the local biotech network, focusing on active management  and employee engagement.

      Founded in 2008 by CEO Taylor Moyer, we recognized that small scale labs spent an inordinate amount of time on basic lab support tasks instead of scientific research. Our answer to this paradigm was to take on these operational tasks, allowing researchers to focus on what they do best. Our existing customer base includes both R&D and GMP organizations ranging in size from small local biotechs to international pharmaceutical companies, who utilize our Lab Support, Lab Management, and Inventory and Operational solutions.

      Headquartered in San Diego, CA in proximity to "Biotech Beach", ManagedLab is a Certified Women Owned Small Business; a member of the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange; a primary sponsor of Boots in Bio; and was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal in the “Top 100 fastest growing privately held businesses in San Diego” list in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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