Shipping & Receiving Associate (Contract)

Emeryville, CA
Mar 01, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
4D Molecular Therapeutics (4DMT) is a gene therapy company with a transformative discovery platform—Therapeutic Vector Evolution—that enables our “disease first” approach to product discovery and development, thereby allowing us to customize our AAV vectors to target specific tissue types associated with the underlying disease.

4DMT is focused on attracting and retaining the best people in the industry who identify with our mission and innovative results-driven approach. We offer an inspiring and collaborative environment that encourages individual contributions, recognizes performance in multiple ways, offers uniquely generous benefits and provides challenging opportunities for career development. Join us in creating the ultimate gene therapy products to cure genetic diseases in children and adults. 4D Molecular Therapeutics headquarters are located in Emeryville, CA.

The Shipping and Receiving Associate will report to the Facilities Manager and will support the Facilities Department with all incoming and outgoing packages. They will assist in receiving supplies and equipment for the office, and labs, and maintain their backstocks. They will assist with scheduling pickups for critical shipments, including temperature-controlled biologics and hazardous materials. The Shipping and Receiving Associate will interact with all facets of the organization and facilitate communication. This includes maintaining tracking and providing updates across the organization. The Shipping and Receiving Associate will also work closely with Finance and Accounting to manage the receiving of invoices and reconciling any discrepancies between received items and purchase orders. They will support the purchasing of general office supplies and food for the office. The Shipping and Receiving Associate will move frequently between buildings on campus to complete their duties.

This role is a 6 month contract with the opportunity to convert.
  • Receiving Packages: 50%
  • Must be onsite to receive packages from FedEx, UPS, World Courier, etc.
  • Communicate to staff about incoming packages ready for pick-up
  • Daily data entry into COUPA to receive packages
  • Maintain an organized receiving area and provide a sense of urgency for temperature critical materials.
  • Shipping: 10%
  • Ship room temperature and temperature controlled biological materials domestically and internationally.
  • Coordinate and set up shipments with FedEx, World Courier, and other vendors.
  • Comfortable handling temperature sensitive materials and dry ice.
  • Inventory: 20%
  • Take weekly inventory of office and cleaning supplies and snacks.
  • Take weekly inventory of PPE.
  • Purchasing: 15%
  • Submit weekly/monthly requisitions for office and cleaning supplies, snacks, and PPE.
  • Minimal Vendor Management: 5%
  • Coordinate with vendors onsite to ensure accessibility to the offices or labs.

  • High School or equivalent
  • Experience:
  • 1+ years of  experience within the Biotech or similar industry (No Ranges)
  • Skills:
  • Team Player
  • Self-Starter
  • Organized
  • Physical Requirements:
  • Adhere to 4DMT COVID protocols and policy
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs unassisted

4DMT provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, status as a covered veteran and any other category protected under applicable federal, state, provincial and local laws.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities