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Laboratory Operator I, II, & III

Emerald Cloud Lab

Emerald Cloud Lab

Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Wednesday, May 8, 2024

The Emerald Cloud Laboratory (ECL) enables life scientists to move out of the lab, and to conduct research entirely from a computer. Stepping away from manual completion of experiments at the bench, scientists on the ECL leverage the remote, automated execution of all standard biology and chemistry experiments in Emerald’s industrial lab facilities, working within a software platform for all stages of research workflows, from experimental design to data analysis. Our system empowers scientists at Big Pharma companies, startups, and academic laboratories by allowing them to run wet lab experiments from anywhere in the world without ever stepping foot into the lab.

The demand for our service is growing, and to meet that demand, we are recruiting Lab Operators looking to explore opportunities in the biotech space and grow with our organization. Qualified candidates will receive comprehensive lab and safety training, allowing them the ability to run protocols in our Austin facility. These protocols are critical to sustaining the high-quality operations of the facility and provide experience working in ECL’s unique, process-driven lab environment with our integrated software tools.

These are contract positions with a potential to convert to full-time ECL employees subject to meeting performance metrics. Candidates with a minimum of 2 years’ relevant experience or a relevant bachelor’s degree may be considered for immediate full-time positions.

The ideal candidate will possess the following skills:

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced production, fulfillment, or manufacturing environments with defined success metrics and goals for teams and individuals
  • Ability to follow detailed written instruction required to successfully run stated protocols with minimal supervision
  • Keen attention to detail, highly organized, and diligent
  • Understands and follows all ECL and site-specific policies and procedures.
  • Willing to participate in continuous improvement and operation exercises
  • Strong computer skills and not intimidated to learn new systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to handle and maneuver small components and parts
  • Comply with all lab safety guidelines and use appropriate safety and protected devices when performing duties in the lab
  • Ability to work flexible shifts/hours (12.5 hours per day), as well as overtime as needed, which requires standing on lab floor for the duration of a work shift not including breaks.
  • Lifting and handling of materials used for experiments will be required, not to exceed OSHA guidelines

Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • 1 - 3 years of experience working in either a laboratory environment or regulated manufacturing industry (Pharmaceutical, Medical Device, Biotechnology, Automotive, etc.)
  • Experience working in a Good Manufacturing Practices/Good Laboratory Practices (GMP/GLP) environment

This is a non-exempt, contract-to-FTE role, with openings available for day & night shifts and the ability to start immediately. The hourly rate for this role is $18-$24 per hour, depending on the experience.

Upon conversion to an ECL employee you will be provided competitive wages, stock options, 100% company paid employee benefits.

We’d love to hear from you! Please follow the "Apply" link below, and include your resume and a remark or two about where you are coming from and why you are interested in Emerald and this role.

At Emerald Cloud Lab, we are committed to pioneering the future of scientific research by providing an innovative, cloud-based laboratory environment. We believe in the power of collaboration, diversity, and the continuous pursuit of knowledge to drive groundbreaking discoveries. If you are passionate about reshaping the landscape of scientific experimentation and eager to contribute to a culture of excellence and innovation, we invite you to join us.