We are seeking an experienced Laboratory Assistant to help us efficiently run our laboratory. 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

  • Carry-out chemical reactions and processes (ie. reflux, pressure reactors, filtration, distillation, extractions, titration)

  • Sample preparation for analytics including GCMS/LCMS/IR and run methods following an SOP

  • Prepare reaction feedstocks

  • Clean and maintain laboratory work areas including all lab equipment and glassware

  • Develop and maintain a chemical/consumable inventory and restock commonly used items

  • Research equipment parts or consumables and make purchases

  • Research relevant topics and gather information/data to assist the R&D team

Requirements

  • BSc in Chemistry or equivalent (MSc prefered)

  • Minimum 2 years of experience working in a wet chemistry laboratory

  • Experience performing independent research is an asset

  • Experience working with hazardous materials

  • Must be comfortable working with hazardous materials and must comply to all health and safety regulations

  • Ability to carry out procedures following SOPs

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

  • Attention to detail and problem solving skills

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