Lab Operations Associate

San Diego, CA
Biology /
Full-time /
Genesis Therapeutics is pioneering artificial intelligence guided rational drug design to address severe unmet medical needs for patients. We are seeking a highly motivated, proactive lab operations associate to provide operations support across our established and satellite site plus wet lab support.

This is a full-time position in a fast-paced biotech environment with a collegial group of high level colleagues working towards well-defined goals. Full medical and dental benefits, flexible work hours/vacation included in this opportunity to learn all aspects of biotech start-up.

What you will do - Operations support:

    • Inventory Management: Ordering and maintaining stocks of lab supplies, chemicals, and equipment.
    • Equipment Management: Overseeing equipment maintenance, repairs, calibrations, and ensuring proper user training.
    • Safety and Compliance: Enforcing safety protocols, maintaining safety data sheets (SDS), and ensuring the lab adheres to regulations.
    • Waste Disposal: Coordinating safe and compliant disposal of hazardous and biological waste.
    • Lab upkeep: Maintaining a clean, organized, and functional laboratory space.
    • Shipping and Receiving: Coordinating the safe and secure shipment and receipt of samples, research materials, and equipment.

What you will do - Biology and chemistry wet lab support:

    • Manage mammalian cell line inventory and documentation including mycoplasma testing and STR profiling results.
    • Assist in routine laboratory procedures such as making buffers and performing mycoplasma testing on received samples.
    • Maintaining chemical reagent inventory including cataloging reagents as well as returning and organizing reagents.
    • Manage dry ice, liquid nitrogen and CO2 tank deliveries.

What you will bring:

    • B.A./B.S. or M.S. in Biology/Molecular Biology/Biochemistry/Chemistry or related discipline with 1-2+ years industry lab management experience
    • Familiarity with basic tissue culture maintenance and experience with chemical handling including weighing, measuring and solvating is required
    • Procurement/purchasing experience is preferred
    • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills is a must have

What we offer:

    • Competitive Pay
    • Stock Option Eligibility
    • 401(k) Plan
    • Open PTO Policy
    • Paid Company Holidays
    • Free lunch and snacks at our offices
    • Health Care Plan, including Medical, Dental, and Vision, fully covered for the employees 
Genesis Therapeutics is a pioneering AI Biotech company focusing on the discovery of novel drugs using unique approaches to both undrugged and underdeveloped targets with the goal of providing new treatments for patients with severe diseases. 

Genesis has raised over $280M in funding from top technology and biotech investors, including Andreessen Horowitz, Rock Springs Capital, T. Rowe Price, Fidelity, Radical Ventures, NVentures (NVIDIA's VC arm), BlackRock, and Menlo Ventures. In addition, Genesis has announced two AI platform collaborations across a range of therapeutic areas with Genentech and h Eli Lilly, the latter of which entailed a $20M upfront payment with a $670M total deal size. We’ve also been featured in Forbes 30u30 and in Forbes AI 50. 

Genesis originated in graph machine learning research in Vijay Pande’s lab at Stanford, when it was joined by legendary drug hunters and biotech entrepreneurs (including Dr. Leonard Bell, founder and CEO of Alexion Pharmaceuticals, acquired by Astra Zeneca for $39Bn; and Peppi Prasit, storied chemist from Merck known for Vioxx, Arcoxia, Singulair, who then went on to found Amira Pharmaceuticals, acquired by BMS, and Inception Sciences). The company is making strong progress in expanding the domain of our AI technology with the advance of our pipeline of best-in-class and first-in-class programs, both internal targets and those in partnership with Genentech and Lilly.