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Lab Support Services Technician 1

Employer
Eikon Therapeutics
Location
Hayward, California
Start date
Sep 24, 2022

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay, NextGen Bio
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Job Details

Company Description

Eikon Therapeutics is a new biopharmaceutical company employing revolutionary technology at the intersection of chemistry, engineering, computation, and biology to discover novel treatments for life-threatening diseases. Eikon’s discovery platform is built on groundbreaking innovations from its founders (Nobel Prize, 2014), culminating in the creation of microscopes which enable real time, molecular-resolution measurements of protein movement in living cells, thereby unlocking otherwise intractable classes of proteins as drug targets.

Position

Eikon Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated Lab Support Services Technician to support our dynamic and rapidly growing R&D teams. The Lab Support Services Technician will be contributing to the successful workflow in the lab by supporting managerial lab duties. The Lab Support Services Technician will report to the Lab Operations Manager and will interact daily with scientific staff. This is a full-time non-exempt position working 40 hours per week Monday-Friday.

About You

An ideal applicant is organized, able to multi-task across multiple lab responsibilities, and comfortable in a fast-moving culture environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Transport, clean and sterilize glassware, plasticware and lab equipment by safely operating an autoclave, a commercial dishwasher (Lancer) and handwashing sensitive glassware
  • Handle biohazard and chemical waste according to OSHA standards
  • Maintain tissue culture facilities, including cleaning tissue culture hoods, incubators, and general lab housekeeping
  • Monitor inventory of lab reagents and supplies; submit requests as appropriate
  • Prepare, restock, and maintain a variety of culture media, agar plates, buffers, and stock solutions
  • Replace LN2 CO2 and other gasses as required
  • Monitor and defrost freezers (e.g., temperature monitoring, issue logs, maintenance, organize freezer space
  • Performs routine laboratory operations assistance as needed
  • Shipping and receiving, including handling deliveries, operating a stacker.   Training will be provided

Qualifications

  • 1+ years’ experience working in a laboratory setting
  • HS Degree or equivalent
  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and handle more than one project at a time
  • Ability to lift 50 pounds on a regular basis
  • Knowledge of lab sanitation and sterilization methods, procedures, and equipment; experience with autoclaves and commercial dishwashers preferred
  • Customer service-oriented team player with strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience in management and disposal of biohazardous waste and hazardous chemicals; Title 22 training a plus
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Excel, and basic computer skills

Eikon is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment. 

In accordance with the Company’s duty to provide and maintain a safe workplace, the Company requires all employees to be Fully Vaccinated with one of the FDA approved COVID-19 vaccines, which includes those vaccines that have received the FDA’s emergency use authorization.  You will be expected to be Fully Vaccinated as of your Start Date.  If you believe that you are exempt from this requirement under an applicable law or regulations, including Americans with Disabilities Act and California’s Fair Employment and Housing Act, you will need to contact the Company’s Human Resources group. For purposes of this section, Fully Vaccinated means (i) the completion of the vaccination regimen as approved by the FDA (by way of example, 2 doses of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine and 1 dose of the Johnson and Johnson vaccine), and (ii) timely receiving booster vaccination, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Company

Eikon is a pioneering drug discovery and development company that leverages superior engineering and high-performance computing to analyze single molecule protein behavior in living cells. We are engineering a battery of innovative tools and technologies for biological exploration in drug discovery and beyond.

Eikon thrives on the energy and creativity of interdisciplinary teams. We are physicists and chemists, biologists and engineers. We spend our days context-switching between multiple scientific languages. We work with lasers, super-resolution microscopes, and robot arms. We leverage machine learning, cell line engineering, and the collective intelligence of world-class scientists and technologists to observe therapeutically relevant biology in a way no one has before.

We’re endlessly curious, intellectually honest and we love what we do. We’re driven to learn the true mechanisms of biology and pharmacology at the molecular level, to make the biggest difference in as many lives as possible.

Find Us
Website
Location
3929 Point Eden Way
Hayward
CA
94545
United States
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