Facility Coordinator & Lab Support

South San Francisco, CA
Jan 25, 2022
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

Graphite Bio is a clinical-stage, next-generation gene editing company harnessing high efficiency targeted gene integration to develop a new class of therapies to potentially cure a wide range of serious and life-threatening diseases. Graphite Bio is pioneering a precision gene editing approach that could enable a variety of applications to transform human health through its potential to achieve one of medicine’s most elusive goals: to precisely “find & replace” any gene in the genome. Graphite Bio’s platform allows it to precisely correct mutations, replace entire disease-causing genes with normal genes or insert new genes into predetermined, safe locations. The company was co-founded by academic pioneers in the fields of gene editing and gene therapy, including Maria Grazia Roncarolo, M.D., and Matthew Porteus, M.D., Ph.D.

Learn more about Graphite Bio by visiting www.graphitebio.com and following the company on LinkedIn.

The Role: 

The Facility Coordinator & Lab Support will provide operational support to the scientists and office staff in the areas of general maintenance, laboratory cleanliness, and Shipping & Receiving. By proactively developing and maintaining internal client relationships, this role will help ensure that the highest levels of service are achieved in a productive and safe environment.
What You Will Do:

  • Provide day-to-day support to research & development laboratories to ensure a clean & safe facility, while enabling our scientists to focus on their work
  • Support laboratory operations through the collection of hazardous and biohazardous waste, lab glass wash / sterilization, and critical equipment monitoring
  • Administer Shipping & Receiving, mail and courier services, including office supplies and laboratory equipment
  • Assist with on-site vendor management for services, supplies, and maintenance
  • Perform lite cleaning / organizing of kitchenette and other areas outside of labs as needed
  • Utilize the Request ticketing software to track and respond to facilities requests
  • Respond to and assist with urgent needs by bringing a ‘can do’ attitude
  • Support the Office Manager with space planning activity as it relates to new hire set ups, workstation moves/modifications as needed.
  • Assist with conference room configuration requests and support of special events as needed
  • Identify opportunities for improved operation and service excellence, making recommendations to improve everyone’s experience and department efficiency
  • Support repairs and maintenance, minor installations, and other work requests, tracking to completion
  • Provide information and direction to vendors and other service providers as requested by Facilities Management to ensure execution of work
  • Willingness to receive training and certification in First Aid/CPR/AED and IATA shipping procedures
  • Assist in carrying out safety and emergency response activities as directed
  • Follow established escalation procedures and incident reporting procedures
  • Actively support an environment of teamwork, co-operation, performance excellence, and personal success
  • Seek ways to reduce costs and improve operational standards
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds
  • Additional tasks and projects as requested by management

What You Will Bring:

  • Effective communication, organization and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and with others
  • Strong understanding of “customer service”
  • Basic computer skills with willingness/ability to expand knowledge
  • Self-motivated; confident, energetic and flexible
Fit with Graphite Bio’s culture:
  • Ability to build strong relationships with co-workers of various backgrounds and expertise
  • Ability to function at a high level in a team setting whether leading the group or acting as an individual
  • contributor
  • Values-based leadership consistent with Graphite Bios’ Core Values
  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Graphite Bio 
  • Flexibility
  • Integrity
Compensation/ Benefits:
  • Competitive salary with equity 
  • Health benefits
  Graphite Bio is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law.   To all recruitment agencies: Graphite Bio does not accept agency resumes or applications. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Graphite Bio employees. Graphite Bio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes or applications.