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Laboratory Assistant - Pre-Analytical

Company: Exagen Inc.
Location: Vista
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

About our Company

Exagen is a patient-focused and discovery-driven life sciences company dedicated to transforming the care continuum for patients suffering from debilitating and chronic autoimmune diseases. Our goal is to enable rheumatologists to improve care for patients through the differential diagnosis, prognosis, and monitoring of complex autoimmune and autoimmune-related diseases, including lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. By leveraging our proprietary Cell-Bound Complement Activation Products, or CB-CAPs, technology, we help get to the real cause of a patient's symptoms and guide their journey to improved health.

About the Opportunity

Responsible for a variety of laboratory tasks in order to help streamline operations across departments. Assigned duties include, but are not limited to, purchasing of materials, inventory management, and documentation and maintenance of equipment within the laboratory. The preanalytical lab assistant is expected to work in collaboration with employees and laboratory technicians from multiple departments within the company.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Identify and track inventory demands of consumable goods and reagents within the laboratory.
  • Place orders through numerous vendors using a wide range of platforms.
  • Receive and store reagents and supplies in accordance with laboratory safety procedures.
  • Organize, document and track calibration requirements or preventative maintenance needs for pipettes, fume hoods and other laboratory equipment.
  • Operate lab equipment if needed.
  • Prepare laboratory reagents if needed.
  • Dispose of biohazardous waste in accordance with laboratory safety procedures.
  • Comply with all laboratory standard operating procedures (SOPs) when performing assigned tasks.
  • Manage numerous Excel spreadsheets in order to track inventory items, packages, lot numbers, expiration dates, etc.
  • Communicate effectively with laboratory supervisor regarding special needs and maintenance of the department.
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritize duties to meet timelines.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma
  • Must be able to use general office equipment including computer, telephone, copier, etc.
  • Good organizational and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's/Associate's degree or college courses in Science

Keywords: Exagen Inc., Vista , Laboratory Assistant - Pre-Analytical, Other , Vista, California

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