Laboratory Technician, Diagnostic Operations

Brisbane, CA, United States
Jun 14, 2021
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

Mammoth Biosciences is harnessing the diversity of nature to power the next-generation of CRISPR products. Through the discovery and development of novel CRISPR systems, the company is enabling the full potential of its platform to read and write the code of life. By leveraging its internal research and development and exclusive licensing to patents related to Cas12, Cas13, Cas14 and CasPhi, Mammoth Biosciences is advancing disease detection and treatment using its novel CRISPR systems that can deliver on the promise of precision medicine across diagnostics and therapeutics. Furthermore, Mammoth's CRISPR technology platform will enable new solutions in life science research, healthcare, agriculture, biodefense and more.

Based in the San Francisco Bay Area, Mammoth Biosciences is co-founded by CRISPR pioneer and Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna and principal founders Trevor Martin, Janice Chen, and Lucas Harrington. The firm is backed by top institutional investors including Decheng, Mayfield, NFX, and 8VC, and leading individual investors including Brook Byers, Tim Cook, Bob Nelsen, and Jeff Huber.


The Diagnostics team is advancing our CRISPR-based DETECTRâ„¢ platform to address unmet needs across the continuum of testing. From laboratories to the home, our mission is to democratize diagnostics with CRISPR.


Mammoth is seeking a Diagnostic Operations Laboratory Technician to support our research and product development teams. This individual will assist by manufacturing and providing quality control of standard reagents for ongoing projects, maintaining laboratory equipment and performing routine monitoring of the laboratory. The ideal candidate will have experience with molecular assays (qPCR, ddPCR) and in assembling a variety of molecular mastermixes and buffers. The candidate will be comfortable working as part of a team, be highly motivated, and display excellent time management skills.

    • Execute and monitor regular maintenance of laboratory equipment
    • Maintain high quality mastermixes and laboratory buffers for the Diagnostics team
    • Assist in general maintenance and upkeep of the Diagnostics laboratory
    • Maintain laboratory supplies and inventory relating to specific molecular assays
    • Assist with quality control and quality assurance activities related to diagnostic assays
    • Maintain laboratory equipment and instruments according to SOPs
    • Document information by maintaining daily logs and equipment record books
    • Resolve problems by examining and evaluating data and selecting corrective steps
    • Ensure laboratory activities are performed in compliance with procedures and safety guidelines when handling, storing and disposing of hazardous or bio-hazardous materials
    • Have excellent personal task management skills and a high level of self-motivation

    • Associate's degree in Biotechnology
    • 0-2 years industry experience in molecular biology and biochemistry
    • Experience in basic molecular biology laboratory techniques
    • Experience with instrument maintenance and calibration
    • Experience with reagent manufacturing and quality control

    • Bachelor's degree in biology, chemistry or a related field
    • Experience with nucleic acid amplification (e.g. qPCR) and/or other molecular biology protocols
    • Exceptional skills in communication, presentation, data analysis, and interpretation
    • Highly motivated and detail-oriented with the ability to think creatively towards efficient problem solving

    • Company-paid health/vision/dental benefits
    • Unlimited vacation and generous sick time
    • Company-sponsored meals and snacks
    • Wellness, caregiver and ergonomics benefits
    • 401(k) with company matching

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