Laboratory Operator I - Contract to Perm at Emerald Cloud Lab | Powderkeg

Location: South San Francisco, CA

Employment Type: Contract to FTE

Team: Laboratory Operations

Emerald Cloud Lab’s mission is to improve the quality, speed, and accessibility of scientific research. Our system empowers scientists at Big Pharma companies, startups, and academic laboratories by allowing them to run wet lab experiments from anywhere in the world without ever stepping foot into the lab. This is where you come in.

The demand for our service is growing, and to meet that demand we are recruiting Lab Operators I looking to explore opportunities in the biotech space and grow with our organization. Qualified candidates will receive comprehensive lab and safety training, allowing them the ability to run protocols in our South San Francisco facility. These protocols are critical to sustaining the high-quality operation of the facilities and provide experience working in ECL’s unique, process-driven lab environment with our integrated software tools.

The ideal Lab Operator I will possess the following skills:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced production, fulfillment, or manufacturing environments with defined success metrics and goals for teams and individuals
  • Keen attention to detail, highly organized, and diligent
  • Willing to participate in continuous improvement and operation exercises
  • Strong computer skills and not intimidated to learn new systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle and maneuver small components and parts
  • Ability to follow detailed written instruction required to successfully run stated protocols with minimal supervision
  • Comply with all lab safety guidelines and use appropriate safety and protected devices when performing duties in the lab
  • Ability to work flexible shifts/hours, as well as overtime as needed, which requires standing on lab floor for the duration of a work shift not including breaks.
  • Strong team player and a self-starter
  • Lifting and handling of materials used for experiments will be required, not to exceed OSHA guidelines.

This is a non-exempt, contract-to-FTE role, with openings available for day, swing and night shifts and the ability to start immediately. Hourly rates for this role start at $28/hr (day and swing) to $30.80/hr (night)

About ECL

The Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) enables life scientists to move out of the lab, and to conduct research entirely from a computer. Stepping away from manual completion of experiments at the bench, scientists on the ECL leverage the remote, automated execution of all standard biology and chemistry experiments in Emerald’s industrial lab facilities, working within a software platform for all stages of research workflows, from experimental design to data analysis.


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Job Summary
  • Job Title
    Laboratory Operator I - Contract to Perm
  • Company
    Emerald Cloud Lab
  • Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Employment Type
    Full time
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