Laboratory Instrumentation Technologist

Durham, NC, United States
Jul 08, 2019
Bio NC
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
The Laboratory Instrumentation Technologist provides maintenance, calibration, and scheduling support for all lab and GMP environments within Precision BioSciences. The Laboratory Instrumentation Technologist will report to the Associate Director, Lab Operations and work closely with Scientists, IT, Site EHS, Procurement, and the Facilities team to help ensure smooth operations.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. This list contains the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform role-related duties other than those contained in this document.
  • Coordinate vendor preventative maintenance and calibrations using ProCal CMMS with an emphasis on driving efficiency and consistency in functions and processes at all locations
  • Provide troubleshooting and resolution for instrumentation issues
  • Create/modify SOPs for lab operations and instrument maintenance/calibration
  • Work with IT to ensure data integrity from laboratory instruments and compatibility with IT systems
  • Manage user accounts
  • Manage laboratory/instrument applications to ensure version control and updates
  • Stay current with emerging instrumentation/lab automation practices, and champion opportunities to improve lab operations.
  • Must be willing to respond to off-hour issues


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required to perform this job successfully.
  • A two-year degree or higher in Life Sciences, Engineering, Electronics, or other related technical field with 2+years of experience of laboratory instrumentation experience in the Biotech/Pharmaceutical industry, or equivalent knowledge and work experience
  • GMP/GLP experience required
  • Microsoft Office, ELN, LIMS, ProCal CMMS

Work Environment

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee could potentially encounter while performing the essential functions of this job.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit and use hands to finger, handle, or feel
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear

Travel Requirements
  • Travel within the immediate area is routinely required

Precision BioSciences mission and vision is to translate the worlds most powerful genome editing technology into greatly needed products throughout the life sciences, by being the conduit through which the greatest genome engineering challenges are solved. Precisions wholly proprietary ARCUS genome editing platform enables the production of highly specific nucleases that can insert, remove, and modify DNA at essentially any location in a complex genome. Through our ARCUS platform, we are developing genome editing-based products to address critical needs in oncology, genetic disease, agriculture, and beyond. For additional information, please visit

Precision BioSciences provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Precision BioSciences complies with applicable state and local laws governing non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.