Job Summary

We’re seeking a dedicated Lab & Admin Assistant to help us improve efficiency and stay organized.

You will be assisting the R&D team in the lab as well as assisting the CEO in the office. This is a full-time position in Menlo Park, CA. We accept local applicants with the status for US employment.

Typical Activities in the Job


  • Prepare GCMS sample preparations and run the instrument (following a SOP)

  • Prepare reaction feedstock

  • Monitor reactions (reflux, distillation, ice machines, etc.) and report any abnormal observations

  • Check chemical and consumable inventory and restock commonly used items

  • Research equipment parts or consumables and make purchase suggestions

  • Make labels and observations of samples and update Excel sheets

  • Clean and maintain work area and all lab equipment, glassware, and supplies

  • Follow methodologies in carrying routine tasks

  • Research relevant topics and gather information/data


  • Maintain and organize contact lists

  • Fill out documents

  • Resolve administrative problems

  • Receive, sort and distribute the mail

  • Order office supplies

  • Coordinate repairs to office equipment

  • Cover the reception desk when required

  • Greet and assist visitors to the office

  • Photocopy, scan, and print out documents on behalf of other colleagues


  • Proficiency in MS Office (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Experience working in a chemistry laboratory (must be comfortable working with hazardous materials and must comply to all health and safety regulations)

  • Ability to carry out procedures following SOPs

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Excellent time management skills and ability to multitask and prioritize work

  • High school diploma or equivalent; college degree preferred

If you’d like to join our team, please send your CV to