Senior Consumables Technician – Livermore, CA

Company Overview:

S2 Genomics, is a global life science tools company based in Livermore, California. Our proprietary Singulator platform automates the preparation of single cell and single nuclei suspensions from solid tissues for single cell genomics applications, enabling single cell biology for every scientist.

Position Overview:

As a Senior Consumables Technician, you will play a crucial role in the production and quality control of reagents and other consumables shipped to our customers. Working closely with our team of scientists and researchers, you will ensure the timely and accurate preparation of reagents and consumables while adhering to strict quality standards and regulatory requirements. Your expertise in laboratory techniques, attention to detail, and problem-solving skills will contribute to the success of our scientific endeavors. This role will report to the Production Manager.

Responsibilities:

  1. Lead the production and quality control of reagents and consumables shipped to customers. Develop and optimize protocols for the preparation, sterilization, and validation of consumables to ensure consistency, reliability, and compliance with regulatory standards.
  2. Oversee inventory management, including procurement, storage, and distribution of consumables, ensuring adequate stock levels to support ongoing customer demand and research activities.
  3. Conduct routine quality control assessments of consumables, including purity, sterility, and performance, utilizing appropriate analytical techniques and assays.
  4. Troubleshoot issues related to consumable production, quality control, and inventory management, implementing corrective actions as needed.
  5. Maintain accurate documentation of consumable production processes, quality control tests, and inventory transactions, ensuring traceability and compliance with regulatory requirements.
  6. Train and mentor junior technicians on laboratory techniques, standard operating procedures, and quality control protocols related to consumable production.
  7. Stay abreast of advancements in biosciences consumables technology, manufacturing processes, production techniques, laboratory instrumentation and regulatory guidelines, and propose improvements to enhance efficiency and quality.
  8. Collaborate with cross-functional teams to support product development projects, troubleshoot technical challenges, and contribute to the achievement of project goals and timelines.
  9. Perform routine maintenance and calibration of laboratory equipment to maintain operational efficiency and accuracy.
  10. Manufacture and assemble consumable cartridges and bottle cap assemblies into kits for commercial purchase orders.
  11. Manufacture nuclei isolation reagents and cell isolation reagents for commercial purchase orders.
  12. Use an autoclave to sterilize bottles and equipment needed for manufacturing and validate the process.
  13. Assist with shipment of products and the logistics of order fulfillment.
  14. Assist with the creation and maintenance of documentation, such as Standard Operating Procedures.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, Biology, or related field; Master’s degree preferred.
  2. Minimum of 5 years of experience working in a production setting for reagents and other consumables.
  3. Proficiency in laboratory techniques such as pipetting, dilution, filtration, sterile technique, solution preparation, and aseptic handling of materials.
  4. Strong understanding of principles and techniques related to the production, preparation, purification, sterilization, characterization and quality control of biosciences consumables.
  5. Familiarity with analytical instruments and assays commonly used for assessing consumable quality, such as pH meters, spectrophotometers, microscopes and microbial testing methods.
  6. Knowledge of quality control processes and regulatory requirements governing biosciences consumables production (e.g., ISO, GLP, GMP).
  7. Excellent organizational skills and meticulous attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and prioritize workload effectively.
  8. Proven problem-solving abilities and the capacity to troubleshoot technical issues independently.
  9. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams and convey technical information clearly and concisely.
  10. Commitment to maintaining a safe laboratory environment and adhering to standard operating procedures and safety protocols.
  11. Ability to adapt to changing priorities and work effectively in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  12. Flexibility to work occasional weekends or evenings as project demands dictate.
  13. General computer skills, e.g., proficient with Microsoft Office.
  14. On site – Livermore, CA.
  15. Clean and valid driver license.
  16. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  17. The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Nice to Haves:

  1. Familiarity with injection-molding a plus.
  2. Willingness to participate in verification of customer instruments prior to shipment.
  3. Willingness to work with rodents and tissue samples (tissue isolation and handling).

Compensation:

Below is the salary range for this full-time position. The actual base pay will depend on several factors unique to each candidate, including one’s skills, qualifications, and experience.

Base Salary Range – $85,000 – $125,000 USD

S2 Genomics provides competitive compensation, health and dental benefits, 401K retirement saving plan, and an inclusive culture with the opportunity to enable automated solutions for single cell sample preparation.  

S2 Genomics is an equal-opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse and inclusive workforce. We encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply.   For more information, visit us at s2genomics.com or follow us on LinkedIn or Twitter

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To apply, please send your cover letter and resume to jobs@s2genomics.com