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ManagedLab Services General Lab Assistant (L) in San Diego, California

General Summary

Hungy. Humble. Smart.

We're ManagedLab Services, and we're seeking an individual who possesses a professional attitude, the ability to use technology and systems, demonstrable experience as a hard worker, but most importantly a great customer service mindset. Lab experience preferred but is not required.

The Lab Assistant role is an entry-level support position within the Lab Services Division. Work is primarily routine and SOP-driven; no experimental analysis or research work is performed. Typical assignments are focused on operational lab tasks such as glass wash, autoclaving, cleaning, instrumentation startup, inventory stocking/consumables management, and waste consolidation. An ideal candidate will have a familiarity with biotech/pharma lab support routines, experience working in small teams, and a professional mindset with great customer service skills.

We are seeking an individual for a full-time (40 hour/week), Non-Exempt, Hourly lab support position. This position is based in the 92121 zip code.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

We are seeking a candidate to perform general lab support duties which primarily include, but are not limited to:

  • Ensuring relevant labware, consumables, supplies, and areas are properly cleaned, sterilized, maintained, and stocked through use of appropriate equipment and processes

  • Performing hazardous waste consolidation routines via specified processes as needed

  • Assisting with the ordering and stock integrity of lab supplies through inventory management, procurement, and receiving processes and systems

  • Interacting and supporting in-scope service requests by research and operations personnel as directed

  • Understanding operational laboratory workflows and successfully balancing and prioritizing routines tasks and ad-hoc work

  • Facilitating shipping and receiving documentation routines of lab samples and supplies

  • Performing work process documentation, metrics tracking, and communication routines

  • Additional support-level tasks as necessary, including automation and vivarium support routines

  • This position reports to: Lab Services Manager

  • This position has no direct reports

Minimum Training, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or QualificationsThe requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High School Diploma/G.E.D.

  • Customer Service skills experience

  • Familiarity with the industrial R&D laboratory environment preferred; academic experience acceptable

  • Proficient with the Microsoft ecosystem (Windows, Office, Office 365, etc.)

  • Physical Requirements:

  • Significant standing, walking, moving, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, and handling, pushing, and pulling.

  • Ability to move and lift boxes up to 50lbs and carry short distances

Additional Employee Expectations

  • Work proactively and positively with a high-level of independence and intrinsic motivation

  • Strong organizational, communication, and customer service skills

  • Maintain open, professional, and productive dialogue with internal employees and clients

  • Operate efficiently and develop a mastery of all assigned tasks

  • Demonstrate a desire to grow by seeking out new opportunities and enhancing burgeoning skills

  • Exhibit maturity and a leadership mentality

  • Anticipate contingencies and adapt to changes quickly

  • Be open and willing to learn from others

  • Identify areas for improvement and make constructive suggestions for change

  • Adhere to company and client safety and operational policies

  • A professional work ethic and team-centric mindset

Employment Requirements

  • Legally allowed to work in California

  • Scheduling: 40 hours/week. Typically 8 AM to 5 PM, Monday - Friday

  • Availability between 7 AM to 6 PM required

  • On-call/after-hours work as necessary

  • Valid Driver's License. Personal transportation required as work may involve transit between multiple work sites.

  • Company-sponsored relocation: not available

  • Must pass pre-employment background checks including a driving record check and drug screen

  • Adherence to social distancing requirements before and during employment, in response to COVID-19, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control ( and the World Health Organization (


  • DOE, estimated starting salary is $16.50/hr. Future salary and title adjustments will be regularly evaluated and commensurate with merit, additional skills, additional responsibilities, and time in the role.

  • Available company-paid medical insurance as well as optional dental and vision insurance

  • Company-Paid Vacation, with increases commensurate with tenure

  • Company-Paid Holiday & Sick Leave

  • 401(k), 100% vested with available company match

Application Instructions

Please fill out the application and questionnaire, providing and at least one (1) Personal and one (1) Work History Reference

About ManagedLab Services

ManagedLab Services takes care of all the business aspects of a lab, from everyday lab operations such as glass wash, consumable stocking, waste disposal, and media prep, to asset and inventory management, scientific support, and more.

We work as a team, harnessing the power of the local biotech network, focusing on active management and employee engagement.

Founded in 2008 by CEO Taylor Moyer, we recognized that small scale labs spent an inordinate amount of time on basic lab support tasks instead of scientific research. Our answer to this paradigm was to take on these operational tasks, allowing researchers to focus on what they do best. Our existing customer base includes both R&D and GMP organizations ranging in size from small local biotechs to international pharmaceutical companies, who utilize our Lab Support, Lab Management, and Inventory and Operational solutions.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA in proximity to "Biotech Beach", ManagedLab is a Certified Women-Owned Small Business; a member of the San Diego Entrepreneurs Exchange; a primary sponsor of Boots in Bio; and was recognized by the San Diego Business Journal in the ?Top 100 fastest-growing privately held businesses in San Diego? list in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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