Lab Services Associate - Abzena

Lab Services Associate

Location: San Diego, CA
Area: Laboratory

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Maintain laboratory organization across PD, AMD, and QC labs:
    • Inventory management of lab supplies, consumables, chemicals, reagents.
    • Receive stock items and replenish to proper stocking areas.
    • Stock laboratories from common stock area.
    • Clear all sink areas of glassware, bottles, fittings, etc.
    • Clean and rinse glassware, bottles, fittings, etc.
    • Remove all trash, lab debris, and glass containers from lab areas when full.
    • Organize and collect all lab PPE.
    • Maintain overall laboratory, cold room, and warehouse cleanliness.
    • Engage in or lead continuous improvement projects across the labs under the direction of the lab manager.
  • Prepare items for sterilization (include autoclaving):
    • Glassware
    • Forceps/scissors
  • Prepare solutions:
    • Chemical depyrogenation
    • Sanitization
    • Assist in buffer and solution formulation using aseptic technique
    • Test pH and osmolarity for buffers and other solutions as indicated by the process development team
  • Equipment Maintenance
    • Clean biosafety cabinets, incubators, and water bath
      • Refill water pans for specified equipment
    • Perform pH and osmometer calibrations
  • To ensure lab safety rules are being enforced
    • Properly store hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials as directed by the Laboratory Manager.
    • Reinforce proper waste flow in the labs.
    • Assist in ensuring people working in the labs are wearing proper PPE.
  • Assist Supply Chain in shipping and receiving of materials for the labs.
  • Assist in ordering of materials and creation of PO’s.
  • Complete and submit daily laboratory task checklist.
  • Perform other related duties as requested.


General Responsibilities:

  • Provides maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintains proper laboratory cleanliness and organization.
  • Operates to the highest ethical and moral standards.
  • Complies with Abzena’s policies and procedures.
  • Adheres to all safety standards and protocols.
  • Reports safety incidents and concerns to management.
  • Adheres to quality standards set by regulations and Abzena policies, procedures and mission.
  • Communicates effectively with supervisors, colleagues, and staff.
  • Ability to participate effectively as a team player in all aspects of Abzena’s business.
  • Travels as needed between sites.


Qualifications/Skills Required:

  • Up to one (1) year of experience in a lab setting is required.
  • Knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures in a laboratory and business environment.
  • Relies on instructions and pre-established guidelines to perform the functions of the job.
  • Basic knowledge of Safety and EH&S principles.
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