Senior Lab Operations Associate

Job Description
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

Minimum Requirements

Associate Degree
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
Preferred Skills / Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in biological, chemical, or related science field
Experience with biological instrumentation
Hands-on experience in biology or chemistry

About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is 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 did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology 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. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because 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.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

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