Manufacturing Technician, Reagents

San Diego, CA
Jul 03, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Element Biosciences is a multi-disciplinary startup focused on innovating genetic analysis tools for the research and clinical markets. The Company's technology will broaden the end user experience through improved data quality and simplified workflows to benefit discoveries and diagnosis in healthcare.

We are seeking a Reagent Formulation Technician responsible for fulfilling the manufacturing and QC of reagent consumables, updating daily usage and supplying R&D development needs.  The technician will also be responsible for calibration, validation, and troubleshooting of reagent formulation equipment and instruments.


  • Perform assigned manufacturing tasks for reagents and buffers as assigned by the Supervisor/Lead
  • Perform troubleshooting on formulations, filling processes, packaging, analytical techniques
  • Conduct Quality Control procedures for consumables
  • Perform data collection and analysis
  • Perform work order processing to complete products to inventory
  • Execute and improve batch records and SOPs
  • Identify gaps and weaknesses in the SOPs and formulations for finished goods and component materials
  • Maintain a correct inventory of materials through cycle counts, ordering and receipt of materials
  • Operate in a fast-paced environment with rapidly shifting priorities
  • Work as part of a multi-disciplinary team with other scientists, engineers and manufacturing personnel to support R&D and process improvement activities to meet production goals


  • A Bachelor of Science degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, molecular biology, or other related life science discipline preferred with 0-2 years of relevant experience in consumable manufacturing (an equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered)
  • Experience with SOPs, BRs, WIs
  • Hands on experience with pH, conductivity meter, UV-vis and other standard lab equipment
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as on teams, highly organized and flexible
  • Detail-oriented with strong analytical, verbal, and written communication skills (Excel, Word, Confluence, web based or similar programs)
  • Experience with developing and updating BOMs is preferred
  • Experience with formulation, fill, packaging, and chromatography in a laboratory setting is preferred

We are passionate about our mission to develop high performing products to study genomics in an unprecedented flexibility and to understand biology for the improvement of healthcare. We have built a highly efficient product-driven organization where employees can learn, grow and thrive in a challenging but encouraging environment.  We are committed to scientific integrity, collegiality, honesty, objectivity, and openness.   We offer excellent benefits, which include a 401K plan, competitive health benefits, flexible vacation, and equity incentives. 

We foster an environment such that all people are afforded the freedom to pursue their passions without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, gender (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, veteran status or any other characteristics protected by law.