Lab Assistant

92121, San Diego
Nov 26, 2018
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Job Overview

Imagion Biosystems is looking for a motivated Lab Assistant to join our growing research and development team. The Lab Assistant will support a dynamic team focused on the development of Imagion’s MagSense™ technology platform and PrecisionMRX® nanoparticles. The Lab Assistant will be responsible for assisting nanoparticle synthesis, functionalization, conjugation and characterization. The ideal candidate will be creative, self-directed, deadline-driven, detail-oriented, and comfortable working in an interdisciplinary team environment.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

The Lab Assistant will be required to:

  • Maintain nanoparticle stocks for research use and commercial sales.
  • Use a variety of characterization techniques, including dynamic light scattering, UV-Visible spectrometry, plate reader, HPLC, ELISA, cell based assay etc.
  • Work well within a dynamic and interdisciplinary team under the leadership of a scientist in a laboratory environment.
  • Communicate results directly to the scientist through processed data tables as well as written and oral reports.
  • Deliver oral presentations to internal colleagues as well as external collaborators and customers.
  • Upkeep and review of laboratory notebooks.
  • Maintain lab equipment and reagents.


Lab Assistant qualifications include:

  • B.S. in chemistry, chemical engineering or related field.
  • 1+ years of lab work experience required.
  • Must have excellent micropippeting skills.
  • Critical thinking and problem solving skills and the ability to analyze data and plan for next steps.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, dynamic, collaborative work environment.
  • Ability to shift working style between carefully following standard procedures and exploring novel approaches.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Exhibits good housekeeping skills to maintain a safe work environment.
  • Detail-oriented, maintains good laboratory records/data logs.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, graphing software, etc.

About Imagion Biosystems, Inc.

Imagion Biosystems, Inc. is developing an innovative approach to cancer detection using superparamagnetic relaxometry (SPMR). Our MRX™ system has been designed to detect cancer and other diseases using the magnetic signature of our biofunctionalized PrecisionMRX™ nanoparticles. This detection platform offers greater sensitivity and specificity than is currently possible with other clinical diagnostic modalities.

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