Research Assistant - R&D Support
Singulex - Alameda, CA

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Supports the various functional labs in the R&D department.

Performs general laboratory tasks such as reagent preparation, inventory, laboratory clean up and organization.

Duties may include, but are not limited to:
Temperature monitoring - refrigerators, freezers, laboratories, etc.

Maintaining inventories of reagents, consumables, etc.

Maintaining and initiating equipment records.

Ensuring maintenance of lab equipment is up to date.

Following up on equipment issues - misuse, failures, PM’s, calibrations, etc.

Ordering and receiving supplies, reagents, samples, etc., and associated record keeping of incoming materials.

Preparation of buffers and simple solutions.

Preparation and running of instrument System Check microplates.

Maintenance of Erenna instruments (including system checks, maintenance of buffer and waste reservoirs, decontamination, etc.)

Stocking of laboratory supplies and general lab cleaning and upkeep.

Maintenance of inventory in freezers and refrigerators, and general inventory organization.

Performs other duties as directed, and assumes additional responsibilities as required.

Demonstrates strong written and verbal communication skills. Maintains appropriate laboratory records, notebooks, and other formal company documentation, as required.

Works under general supervision, receiving minimal instructions on routine work, general instructions on new assignments, and detailed instructions or training on new applications or responsibilities.


Entry level position requiring AA degree in Biological Sciences (e.g. biology, biotechnology, immunology, cell biology, biochemistry).

Familiar with general laboratory environment.

Experience in preparing simple solutions and buffers.

Aptitude for working with laboratory equipment.

Must possess good organizational and time management skills.

Excellent cross-functional team participation skills.

Consistently displays a positive, patient attitude and extends respect and courtesy toward Supervisors and peers alike.

Highly organized and detail-oriented.

Results and goals oriented.

Excellent written and oral communication.

Ability to work in a fast-paced and changing environment; flexible and quickly adaptable to changing priorities.

Ability to inculcate the Singulex “Top-5” core values and serve as positive example to team members and others within the organization.

Effective personal communication skills, shares knowledge with excellent training skills.

Having integrity and a strong work ethic.

Passionate for both personal and corporate success.

Ability to work with minimal supervision as a member of a team.

Commitment to quality.

Enthusiasm, attention to detail, the ability to meet aggressive deadlines, ability to think “out of the box,” and ability to work effectively with others in a fast paced, highly-productive environment.

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