We are looking for a Lab Assistant to join our Facilities and Lab Operations group to work closely with both the lab, research associates, scientists and office manager. S/he must be dedicated, punctual and detail-oriented with a background in science and strong organizational skills to assist in the maintenance and day-to-day laboratory/office operations at Rubius. S/he must have ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivated, adaptable, and a positive attitude. Must have ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, comply with company policies and adhere to all pertinent health, safety, and environmental regulations.
Ordering of all lab supplies, including gas and coats * Preparation of aliquots of cell culture reagents * Assist in receiving and distribution of ordered items in lab * Manage laboratory inventory and make sure it is well stocked and resourced * Maintenance of tissue culture room and equipment, e.g. aspirator waste, water bath, etc. * Maintenance and operation of standard laboratory equipment, e.g. centrifuge, pipettes and pH meters * Assist in creating organizational system for reagents, antibody, plasmid and virus inventory in electronic notebook * Properly dispose of solid and liquid biohazard and chemical waste and autoclave and wash items as needed * Prepare cell samples and assist in making buffers and media as needed * Help with answering phones * Receive packages/mail for office
BS in science preferred or equivalent experience in the biological sciences field. * 1-2 years of relevant laboratory experience in academic, pharmaceutical or biotechnology settings. * Demonstrated ability in working with highly skilled teams in a fast-paced, entrepreneurial and technical environment.