We believe that diverse perspectives are foundational to scientific innovation and inquiry.
We are building a company where exceptional scientists and industry leaders from around the world work side by side to advance a shared mission.
Our intentional focus is on Belonging, so that all employees know that they are valued for their unique perspectives.
At Altos, we are all accountable for sustaining a diverse and inclusive environment.
What You Will Contribute to Altos
In partnership with a Lab Manager, this position is accountable for performing administrative and technical tasks on a day-to-day basis in support of a lab's operational needs and research. Responsibilities include:
Manage day-to-day activities within the research laboratories, including ensuring the operation of essential equipment, and making sure adequate supplies are available for routine experimental procedures.
Develop laboratory guidelines and SOPs, and maintain procedures manuals.
Train new team members on lab operations. May provide process and technical training to others as needed.
Act as liaison between the lab and the operations team on issues such as fixed asset inventories, purchasing, receiving, safety, and compliance.
Interact with external vendors and sales representatives.
Develop and maintain lab collections and databases.
Schedule laboratory meetings and organize lab events.
Prepare media and stock solutions as needed.
Use the autoclave and dishwasher as needed.
Oversee Tissue Culture Room cleanliness. Monitor and execute incubator sterilization.
Clean all Bio Safety Cabinets on a regular basis, and Tissue Culture and Bio Safety Level 2 room.
Expand and bank mammalian cell lines.
Carry out molecular and cell biology techniques as part of ongoing projects in the lab.
Who You Are
Bachelor's or Master's degree in the Life Sciences or other relevant field.
A minimum of 2+ years of relevant experience with molecular and cellular biology experimental techniques.
Solid understanding of underlying scientific principles with the demonstrated ability to learn new laboratory techniques.
A strong interest in laboratory operations, along with a genuine desire to help and support.
Strong attention to detail with highly accurate work products.
Good computer skills, including proficiency with the Mac platform, Microsoft Office Suite, and Google Workplace, with the ability to learn new software applications.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Able to interact effectively with a wide variety of people at all levels. Ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a diverse population.
Ability to use good judgment in responding to inquiries.
Strong organizational skills and ability to work efficiently.
Ability to be a team player who can work well both as part of a large group and independently.
Ability to keep accurate records of work performed via Benchling.
Actively seeks opportunities to increase skills and expertise.