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Laboratory Assistant I
Ref No.: 22-08781
Location: Seattle, Washington
Pay Rate : $ 26.50 /Hour
Laboratory Assistant I
Location: 2211 Elliott Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Monday – Friday)
Contract Length: 1 year


This is an exciting opportunity to join a global leader in biotechnology and pharmaceutical research, development and patient care initiatives that help millions of people every day. If you enjoy helping people and are interested in starting a career with one of the world's largest and most innovative biotech companies- this is the job for you!

We are seeking driven, self-motivated, and passionate individuals looking to start a career in a fast-paced lab. The position will play an integral role in day-to-day operations as we develop our Client DNA sequencing technology. This position will be based at Roche Diagnostics Seattle, formerly Stratos Genomics.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  • Order and track laboratory supplies
  • Create, receive and reconcile orders through our ordering and tracking software
  • Maintain and repair equipment
  • Ensure efficacy of lab's pipetman
  • Complement the positive and dynamic Central Services (CS) team, lending support to the CS manager and other laboratory assistants
  • Quickly and effectively interpret directions into appropriate and efficient actions
  • Develop and propose improved processes to fulfill the above functions
  • Maintain the lab's cleanliness and organization
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Adhere to Roche Diagnostic Seattle's policies and support management decisions and goals in a positive, professional manner
PROFICIENCIES
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Solid computer skills. Experience with Excel preferred
  • Very good organization skills and attention to detail
  • Strong analytical ability
  • A keen ability to listen to directions and execute them accurately
  • Good interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively with individuals and groups at all organization levels
  • Ability to work safely and professionally with or on Roche Diagnostic Seattle's property
  • Bachelor's degree focused in Biology, Biotechnology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Physics or Engineering field preferred
  • Previous laboratory or research experience preferred.

In the cover letter, please be sure to explain how you will meet the above requirements as wellas address the following: the technology that Roche Diagnostics Seattle (formerly Stratos Genomics) is developing, why you want to work here, and how you would contribute.

Roche also requires that all individuals placed on assignment in this role to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or have a legal exemption or an accommodation in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act. An individual is considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after either of the following: Receipt of the second dose of the two-shot series vaccine from Moderna or Pharmaceutical; or receipt of the single dose vaccine from Pharmaceutical.