Laboratory Assistant (Part-Time)

Austin, Texas
Sep 13, 2018
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Part time


Molecular Templates (MTEM) is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company targeting a variety of cancers through development of its innovative proprietary Engineered Toxin Body (ETB) platform. MTEM's first immunotoxin, MT-3724, is in clinical development for non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. Pipeline products for additional oncology targets are being advanced toward clinical development. For more information, please visit MTEM's website at


Position Overview:

The Laboratory Assistant will primarily perform laboratory housekeeping duties, such as glassware cleaning and sterilization and waste disposal. The ideal candidate must be available to work part-time approximately 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, between the hours of 12:00 -5:00PM. This position will require excellent organizational and time-management skills, ability to follow verbal and written instruction, plus ability to prioritize tasks.


Job Responsibilities will include:

  • Collect, wash, clean and sterilize used glassware, equipment and supplies using proper sterilization techniques
  • Distribute and maintain glassware in laboratories
  • Prepare media and solutions per established guidelines
  • Stock and maintain laboratory supplies
  • Sterilize and conduct waste disposal using autoclave
  • Complete additional tasks or projects, as needed



  • High school diploma or equivalent, required; Associates degree, preferred
  • Relevant experience in laboratory setting with experience with glassware sterilization techniques, preferred
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instruction and work under supervision
  • Ability to follow safety protocol at all times
  • Ability to demonstrate dependable attendance and punctuality

Physical Requirements:

Ability to regularly move materials weighing up to 30 pounds to a  shelf located 4-6 feet in height; Stand for long periods of time; At times, will be required to sit for long periods of time; Bend twist, push/pull, crouch, kneel; Read and understand chemical labels; Finger dexterity required to manipulate objects, for example, keypads on laboratory equipment, keyboard, phone, fax/copy/scanning machine, calculator, label maker and etc.; Visualization necessary to participate in business functions of the position to see in the normal visual range with or without correction (e.g. meetings, training sessions, etc.); Ability to hear in order to participate in business functions of the position in the normal audio range with or without correction (e.g. use of phone, participate in meetings, training sessions, etc.).


Reporting Structure:

This position has no supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to Director, ETB Development.


Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.