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Lab Support Technician 1

Employer
Eikon Therapeutics
Location
Hayward, CA
Start date
Feb 23, 2024

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Discipline
Science/R&D, Research, Laboratory
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time
Hotbed
Biotech Bay, Best Places to Work

Job Details

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 dedicated and highly motivated Lab Support Technician 1 to help support our dynamic and rapidly growing R&D teams. As a Lab Support Technician 1, you will play an essential role in ensuring the smooth operation of laboratory activities and assisting scientists in their research efforts. Your contributions will directly contribute to the advancement of our cutting-edge biotech initiatives.

This is a full-time, non-exempt position working 40 hours per week, Sunday-Thursday with the requirement of being “on-call” on assigned weekends. 

About You

The ideal candidate for this role should possess hands-on experience in a laboratory setting and be familiar with lab equipment and basic experimental procedures. This candidate is characterized by their strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and ability to follow protocols and guidelines, ensuring accurate and timely documentation of experimental procedures. The lab technician will contribute to the successful workflow in the lab by supporting managerial lab duties to maintain a clean, safe, and efficient lab environment.

What You’ll Do

  • Transport, clean and sterilize glassware, plasticware and lab equipment by safely operating an autoclave, a commercial dishwasher, and handwashing sensitive glassware.
  • Handle biohazard and hazardous 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, buffers, and stock solutions.
  • Replace LN2 CO2 and other gasses as required.
  • Monitor and defrost freezers e.g., temperature monitoring, maintenance, organize freezer space.
  • Performs routine laboratory operations assistance as needed.

Qualifications

  • 0-1 year(s) professional experience in a relevant scientific field (Biology, Chemistry, or related).
  • Hands-on experience in a laboratory setting, including familiarity with lab equipment and basic experimental procedures.
  • The ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment and handle more than one project at a given time.
  • Knowledge of lab sanitation and sterilization methods, procedures, and equipment; experience with autoclaves and commercial dishwashers preferred.
  • Strong attention to detail, organizational skills, and the ability to follow protocols and guidelines.
  • Excellent communication skills, enabling effective interactions with team members and scientists.
  • Proficiency is using basic computer software for data entry and documentation.
  • Promote a culture of safety and demonstrate commitment to personal responsibility /value of safety while communicating safety concerns.
  • Ability to lift 50lb and move heavy dewars.

At Eikon, employee compensation also includes bonus and equity compensation, in addition to several generous benefit programs, including:​

  • 401k plan with company matching​
  • Medical (premiums covered by Eikon at 95%), dental and vision insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%)​
  • Mental health and wellness benefits​
  • Weeklong summer and winter holiday shutdowns​
  • Generous paid time off and holiday policies​
  • Life/AD&D Insurance (premiums covered by Eikon at 100%) and optional supplemental employee-paid life/AD&D policies ​
  • Enhanced parental leave benefit​
  • Daily subsidized lunch program when on-site​

The expected salary range for this role is $25/hour to $27.41/hour depending on skills, competency, and the market demand for your expertise.

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.

We are currently not accepting any new third-party agencies or firms at this time. Please do not forward unsolicited agency resumes to our website, employees or Human Resources. Eikon Therapeutics will not pay fees to any third-party agency or firm associated with unsolicited resumes.

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.

Company info
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Location
3929 Point Eden Way
Hayward
CA
94545
United States

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