Lab Assistant, Laboratory Operations

We are seeking a Lab Assistant with a background in operations.  In this important position, you will support the Lab Operations group primarily in performing a variety of tasks in support of our researchers.


  • Adhere to the laboratory’s operation policies
  • Participate in laboratory support work as required by the team needs and at the direction of laboratory management
  • Lead the general upkeep, orderliness and cleanliness of the laboratory
  • Carry out daily/weekly/monthly maintenance schedules to ensure that laboratory equipment is operating properly
  • Organize and monitor lab supplies, consumables, reagents and materials
  • Monitor and consolidate laboratory wastes as needed
  • Assist Receiving with daily deliveries and reconciliations
  • Track and report all lab incidents
  • Keep chemical and SDS inventory up to date
  • Be an active participant in compliance and safety walkthroughs and audits
  • Other duties as may be determined by Management


  • Bachelor’s degree (BS) with experience, preferably in a startup biotech environment
  • Must have exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to read, interpret, and comply with documents such as internal SOPs, operating and maintenance instructions, and company policies
  • Must be comfortable with hazardous waste handling
  • Excellent organization, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Being a team player and respectful of others is a must
  • Experience in maintaining thorough lab records and adhering to health and safety regulations
  • Able to thrive in a fast-paced, start-up environment
  • Must be able to commute to Mountain View

IGM is an equal opportunity employer and prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin or ancestry, age, disability, marital status and veteran status. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.

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Posted in Research & Development.