Laboratory Operator

Emerald Cloud Lab, South San Francisco, CA

By Scientists, For Scientists

About Emerald

The Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) enables life scientists to move out of the lab and to conduct research entirely from their computers. Scientists on the ECL leverage the remote, automated execution of all standard biology and chemistry experiments in Emerald’s facility in South San Francisco facility, working within a single software platform for all stages of research workflows, from experimental design to data analysis. With the ECL, it becomes as achievable for a small team of scientists to pursue an ambitious therapeutic R&D initiative as it has become for a small team of capable programmers to develop and deploy a web-based software product.

Emerald Lab Ops

The Laboratory Operations (Lab Ops) team is charged with executing the logistical aspects of our laboratory processes. All scientifically relevant aspects of each experiment are executed using robotics and automation, and it is the job of Lab Ops to setup and maintain the robotic instrumentation on which the entire lab runs. The experiments span many disciplines, including organic chemistry, analytical chemistry, physical chemistry, molecular biology and cell biology. Laboratory Operators gain experience in this expansive diversity of experiments and with our cutting-edge hardware and software.
As a Laboratory Operator II, you will be responsible for high fidelity execution of detailed protocols. Operators are relied on for the immediacy and reliability with which experiments are run on the ECL, so attention to detail is crucial. The Lab Ops team relentlessly clears the queue of customer experiments and keeps the robots in the labs running at all times, with a focus on exactness and increasing efficiency. The entire ECL facility is run in a systematic way, and the team purview encompasses all protocols that enable this, from maintenance and control of instruments to inventory intake. The Lab Ops team interfaces with a variety of interdisciplinary teams at Emerald which rely on Operators to be the voice of high quality feedback as they seek to streamline the internal systems on which the ECL runs.

About You
We’re looking for relentless, detail-oriented individuals to drive the extremely fast turnaround of experiments conducted through the ECL, and uphold the quality of all laboratory processes

You might be a great fit for Emerald Lab Ops if …

  • You have experience working in an life sciences lab (1-3 years).
  • You are willing to work shifts to keep our lab running 24/7. At Emerald the lab never sleeps, so we are looking for operators who are comfortable with non-standard work hours.
  • You are extremely thorough and detail-oriented.
  • You are excited to work on a small team in its early stages.
  • You are comfortable learning to work with sophisticated robotic equipment you have not seen before.
  • You have strong computer skills.
  • You have exemplary written and verbal communication skills.
  • You tend to think in terms of efficiency and process optimization.
Next Steps

If you would like to apply or learn more, we’d love to hear from you! Please follow the "Apply" link below, and include your resume and a remark or two about where you are coming from and why you are interested in Emerald and this role. We will contact you if we think there could be a match.

About Emerald Cloud Lab

Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) comes from Emerald Therapeutics, our venture-backed biotechnology company based in South San Francisco, California. Emerald was founded by two life-long friends (both Ph.D. scientists) and is staffed by top scientists and engineers from around the world. The ECL was originally developed as an internal product built to streamline research efforts, ensure reproducibility, and provide greater leverage for Emerald's scientists. Now, we are bringing the ECL to the world to provide leaner, more reproducible scientific research to everyone.

Emerald Cloud Lab

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