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Lab Manager

Carlsbad, CA

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GenMark's R&D team is looking for a Lab Manager who will reach throughout the organization to engage others, align, and deliver services that support their product development.

Your career opportunity:

As a Lab Manager, you will take on an active role and make a positive impact on GenMark's R&D team activities by overseeing, coordinating, or executing any activities that will maintain a safe, clean, functional, and organized laboratory environment.

  • You are serving as the main point of contact for R&D laboratories. You are overseeing compliance with the company’s health and safety policies and procedures in the R&D Laboratories as needed. Also, you oversee the R&D laboratory's cleaning and organization.
  • You have constant interactions with other internal departments, as necessary, to address equipment issues (Maintenance), safety concerns (EHS) and to order chemicals/reagents (Warehouse and Supply Chain). You are coordinating laboratory equipment setup as needed as well as executing administrative tasks related to it.
  • Preparing training modules as appropriate to maintain laboratory compliance in several areas.
  • You are responsible for procurement in laboratory supplies, reagents, chemicals, and small equipment (Calibrated Pipettes). Also, you are responsible for maintaining oligonucleotides, chemicals, and biological inventories.
  • Preparing reagents and solutions as needed, using appropriate procedural and documentation methods, including industry standard good laboratory practices.
  • You are performing contamination monitoring testing under minimal supervision. You are analyzing and compiling testing data and writing related reports.
  • Conducting general molecular biology tasks, including PCR amplification of target sequences, DNA quantification or analysis by gel electrophoresis.
  • Developing and maintaining a database system to record and inventory oligonucleotides, nucleic acids, and biological samples. Also, you are assisting in verifying documents, including data summaries, reports, SOPs, and procedures.

You should be able to work across multiple sites in San Diego.

Who you are

  • You hold a Bachelor's Degree in Biochemistry, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Analytical Chemistry, or a related field
  • 2-4 years of molecular biology (including DNA quantification) or biochemistry laboratory experience post-B.S. degree.
  • Firsthand experience with biological sample handling, microbiology, nucleic acid purification, molecular biology methods and techniques including PCR
  • Experience working with pathogenic bacteria or viruses; willingness to work regularly in BSL-2 environment

Behaviors, competencies, and qualities of the ideal applicant.

  • Is preferred to have experience as a research associate with PCR and molecular biology in an industrial setting. 
  • At least one (1) year experience working within a regulated 510(k) or PMA product development environment – FDA, GMP, ISO, etc.
  • Excellent skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and any database software.

The expected salary range for this position based on California is 60,300 - 111,900. The actual pay will be determined based on experience, qualifications, geographic location, and other job-related factors permitted by law. 

A discretionary annual bonus may be available based on individual and Company performance. This position also qualifies for the benefits detailed at the link provided: Benefits

Relocation benefits are not offered for this job posting

Who we are

GenMark is now a proud member of the Roche Group, more than 100,000 people across 100 countries are pushing back the frontiers of healthcare. As a global leader in healthcare, Roche Diagnostics offers a broad portfolio of products, tools and services that help in the prevention, diagnosis and management of diseases like HPV, HIV, hepatitis and diabetes as well as other medical conditions, such as fertility and blood coagulation.

With the addition of GenMark to the Roche Group, syndromic infectious disease diagnostics is now added to the long list of disease states and conditions that the Roche Group addresses. GenMark’s ePlex true sample-to-answer system offers unique solutions to address the most significant challenges facing clinical laboratories, while supporting hospital systems to deliver patient-centered, value-based care. ePlex streamlines the diagnostic workflow from physician order entry to the final test report and is the true sample-to-answer solution designed to improve patient care, reduce costs, and increase lab efficiency. GenMark is headquartered in Carlsbad, California.

GenMark is an equal opportunity employer and strictly prohibits unlawful discrimination based upon an individual’s race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, mental/physical disability, medical condition, marital status, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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