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Lab Assistant II

General Summary
We are seeking a driven candidate to fulfill a unique laboratory support role across multiple sites within the Lab Services Division. This role is primarily supportive with minor administrative duties as necessary, and will act as a backup and trainer to a majority of support roles within the company. 

The primary responsibilities of the position are to ensure service continuity and process standardization. The main tasks performed within this role are routine, manual, protocol driven, and initially performed under some supervision, with an expectation to work autonomously as proficiency increases. There are no research/data generation responsibilities or expectations, but documents and processes created will affect future work procedures and methods.

Training will be provided, but an ideal candidate will have a familiarity with the laboratory environment and lab operations; reagent, sample, and/or chemical handling experience; experience with Standard Operating Procedures and work procedure document generation; and inventory/logistics experience. Great customer service skills, adaptability, a driven work ethic, and high personal accountability are a must.

This role is for Full-Time (40 hours/week), Non-Exempt, Hourly, lab support position. This position is primarily based in the 92121 zip code, but may include travel to other sites supported by the company. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
We are seeking a candidate to perform general lab support duties in a trainer/backup capacity within the Lab Support Division, which primarily include but are not limited to: 

  • Ensuring labware and supplies are properly cleaned, sterilized, maintained, and properly stocked, through use of appropriate equipment and processes
  • Conducting basic maintenance of lab instrumentation and equipment
  • Performing/facilitating internal and external communication routines to support scientific operational routines
  • Routine preparation of laboratory media, buffers, reagents, compounds, and/or antibiotics for researcher use
  • Conducting inventory and stocking routines routines for labware, reagents, and chemicals onsite
  • Receiving and accessioning of labware, chemical, and reagents deliveries; facilitating delivery of items to research personnel
  • Performing laboratory hazardous waste disposal routines via specified processes
  • Generating work procedure documentation and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Additional lab support and administrative tasks as needed
  • This position reports to: Lab Services Manager
  • This position has no direct reports


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


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

  • High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Demonstrable Customer Service and communication skills
  • Demonstrable experience in the life sciences research field
  • Demonstrable ability to work independently and triage situations, escalating issues when necessary
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Ability to consistently meet Employee Expectations list above
  • ​Able to safely lift items weighing up to 50 pounds and carry short distances as needed
  • Proficiency with the Microsoft Office suite (e.g. Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) for document and report generation



  • DOE, estimated base salary range $18/hour.
    • Salary and title increases will be commensurate with merit, additional skills demonstrated, responsibilities gained, and time in the role
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Available company-paid medical insurance as well as optional dental and vision insurance
  • Company-Paid Vacation Leave
  • Company-Paid Holiday Leave
  • 401(k), 100% vested with available company match


Employment Requirements

  • Legally allowed to work in California
  • Valid Driver's License. Reliable personal transportation required as work may necessitate travel across multiple work sites. Travel may also include intercity travel by air.
  • Available to work within the core business hours of 7AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday.
    • Typical schedule is 8AM - 5PM, Monday through Friday but is dictated by business needs
  • Company-sponsored relocation: not available at this time
  • Must pass a pre-employment background checks, including a driving record check and drug screen


Application Instructions

  • Please fill out the initial application and questionnaire, being sure to include a resume and at least one (1) Personal and one (1) Work History Reference to include title, relationship, and contact information


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 BIOCOM  and 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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