Laboratory Automation Technician (Overnight) at Notable Labs
Foster City, CA, US

We are looking for candidates with experience supporting laboratory automation applications.  This candidate will collaborate with the laboratory, engineering, and science teams to perform work that is highly automated in nature.  The work requires excellent attention to detail, effective written and verbal communication skills, expertise working in a highly automated lab, the ability to multi-task and be flexible with tasks and schedules, and the ability to work both off hours shift and independently perform work and troubleshoot issues without supervision.  This position is a full time role with a work week of Thursday to Monday and an overnight shift of 10pm- 7am.  

What You’ll Do

  • Perform and monitor highly automated laboratory protocols related to our high throughput screening assay
  • Support laboratory automation, perform scheduled instrument maintenance per SOP
  • Qualify and requalify lab equipment for production use
  • Identify any issues that may adversely affect the quality of test results and report to appropriate representatives to ensure prompt resolution
  • Interact with many different functional groups, and work on programs throughout the development timeline
  • Additional responsibilities include reagent prep, troubleshooting, process documentation, and equipment validation.
  • Other related duties as assigned

What You'll Bring to the role

  • Ability to work onsite at our Foster City lab location on a Thursday - Monday full-time schedule, 10pm - 7am
  • Laboratory experience, preferably in an automated setting and some exposure to flow cytometry
  • Experience with regular maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Demonstrated proficiency in supporting laboratory automation: experience with robotic scheduling software, liquid handling systems (e.g. Hamilton, Tecan, Bravo, Echo)
  • Strong organizational skills, as well as written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong ability to work independently with an eagerness to tackle and troubleshoot issues
  • Demonstrated problem-solving and debugging skills
  • Preferred Experience: basic programming skills; ability to understand programming logic and triage errors a plus

What we can offer you

  • The opportunity to directly fight cancer, one patient at a time
  • Exposure to experts from diverse backgrounds ranging from engineering, data science, operations, cancer biology, clinical medicine, patient advocacy, and beyond
  • Work in a collaborative environment with a team dedicated to both personal and scientific growth and development
  • Highly competitive, early stage company compensation package, with incredible growth opportunities
  • Outstanding healthcare benefits
  • Flexible vacation policy
  • … did we mention daily catered lunch?

More About Us

Notable Labs is a precision medicine company that has a translational drug discovery platform focused on identifying therapeutic options for relapsed and refractory cancer patients.

Our clinical research lab helps oncologists identify personalized combinations of existing FDA-approved treatments for patients. We’ve developed a high throughput robotic flow cytometry lab platform that screens thousands of FDA-approved drug combinations against the patient’s own cancer cells to help predict safer and more effective cancer treatments. Our lab has completed initial feasibility studies with clinicians in relapsed Acute Myeloid Leukemia & Myelodysplastic Syndrome, with an 84% predictive rate. Focusing on individual patients and existing treatments, we’re working to discover novel uses of drugs and defining mechanisms underlying cancer progression and drug resistance.

Our research and development platform extends our clinical research to drug discovery, testing novel compounds with primary patient samples for pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies. Using our automated, high-throughput, multi-parametric drug screening research platform, industry partners can assay the biological impact of novel compounds on primary cells in a physiologically relevant environment. This helps our partners stratify patients by their predicted responsiveness, increasing the probability of successful clinical development. We are actively partnering with pharmaceutical companies that have preclinical and clinical stage drug pipelines in Acute Myeloid Leukemia, Myelodysplastic Syndrome, or related hematological malignancies to profile experimental drug activity in patient samples.

Our investors include Builders Venture Capital, Founders Fund, First Round Capital, Y Combinator, several prominent angels and seed-stage funds, and Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure, a venture philanthropy firm founded by Steve Case. We have offices and a laboratory in Foster City, in the San Francisco Bay Area.

At Notable Labs we value diversity and are an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.