Laboratory Technician

Molecular Assemblies is a San Diego-based company pioneering an enzymatic DNA synthesis technology towards more accurate and longer synthesis product compared to traditional chemical synthesis. This technology is capable of powering new products in industrial synthetic biology, personalized therapeutics, precision diagnostics, and eventually information storage, nanotechnology and more.

Laboratory Technician 1 will be a crucial contributor to the team by performing a variety of essential functions revolving around the core oligo synthesis technology. The role will require multiple hands-on tasks including manual pipetting, setting up laboratory equipment, and assembling components. This member should be familiar with standard lab practices and have great attention to detail.


  • Familiarity with standard laboratory practices such as manual pipetting of chemicals
  • Ability to understand and follow standard operational procedures
  • College level science classes or training are a plus
  • 1-4 years of experience in manufacturing environment
  • Basic computer literacy in a Windows environment


  • Perform manual operations on bench to complete chemical formulations and transfer into well plates, tubes, or other vessels
  • Setup liquid handling instruments
  • Setup and use a variety of manual, semi-automated, and fully automated laboratory equipment to produce data
  • Maintain a clean laboratory environment
  • Contact equipment vendors to schedule routine maintenance and repair of equipment
  • Track inventory and order reagents, components, and assemblies
  • Monitoring the health of automation equipment
  • Assemble small parts and components by hand
  • Notify and escalate critical issues within operation process

Position Description:

Full-Time Employee

On-site at various sites within San Diego

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