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Lab Technician

SQA Solution
Santa Clara, CA
November 05, 2019


Major Pharma company is looking for a Lab Tech I in Santa Clara, CA. It is a 6 - 36 months on W2.


Sequencing Solutions (Santa Clara) is a nanopore based sequencing group dedicated to making clinical genetic testing easy and affordable. We are developing a revolutionary, low cost single-molecule DNA sequencer that can potentially improve the lives of people in a wide variety of ways including timely screening for diseases and diagnosis of various cancers.


Prepare consumable devices for sequencing experiments using wet lab and good manufacturing techniques

Follow appropriate safety procedures while handling hazardous chemicals such as hydrofluoric acid and ethanol

Work in a clean room environment while adhering to PPE requirements

Put together small assemblies consisting of electronic components and fluidic chambers

Assist engineers in development and testing of prototypes or new processes

Support daily manufacturing operations including troubleshooting and resolving problems with equipment, devices or materials

Ensure labs have necessary supplies to run experiments, which includes chemical surface preparation of materials and assembling small parts

Track reagents and materials used in experiments and assemblies

Keep inventory of supplies and ensure a healthy stock of materials at all times

Certify incoming material is inspected and meets known standards

Assist lab personnel with miscellaneous needs

Troubleshoot issues regarding equipment preparation as they arise


1-3 years of experience

Solid wet lab skills and experience

Strong organizational skills and able to keep lab and materials in order

LEAN or 5S Manufacturing experience a plus

Stamina to perform repetitive tasks

Experience following or developing QC procedures and parameters

Ability to troubleshoot and conduct failure analysis on failed materials or parts

Meticulous attention to detail and excellent written and electronic record keeping skills

Experience writing and following SOPs

Strong oral and written communication skills

Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite

Experience working in a clean room, pilot plant or manufacturing facility

Education: A.A. or B.S. in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Mechanical Engineering or a related field