Lab Technician in Santa Clara, CA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 6/5/2018

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Job Description


  • Prepare consumable devices for sequencing experiments using wet lab and good manufacturing techniques
  • Follow appropriate safety procedures while handling hazardous chemicals such as hydrofluoric acid and ethanol
  • Work in a clean room environment while adhering to PPE requirements
  • Put together small assemblies consisting of electronic components and fluidic chambers
  • Assist engineers in development and testing of prototypes or new processes
  • Support daily manufacturing operations including troubleshooting and resolving problems with equipment, devices or materials
  • Ensure labs have necessary supplies to run experiments, which includes chemical surface preparation of materials and assembling small parts
  • Track reagents and materials used in experiments and assemblies
  • Keep inventory of supplies and ensure a healthy stock of materials at all times
  • Certify incoming material is inspected and meets known standards
  • Assist lab personnel with miscellaneous needs
  • Troubleshoot issues regarding equipment preparation as they arise


  • Associates or Bachelors in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Mechanical Engineering or a related field
  • 1-3 years of related experience with solid wet lab skills
  • Strong organizational skills and able to keep lab and materials in order LEAN or 5S
  • Manufacturing experience a plus
  • Stamina to perform repetitive tasks
  • Experience following or developing QC procedures and parameters
  • Ability to troubleshoot and conduct failure analysis on failed materials or parts
  • Meticulous attention to detail and excellent written and electronic record keeping skills
  • Experience writing and following SOPs
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience working in a clean room, pilot plant or manufacturing facility