Laboratory Operations

Laboratory Technician (2169-U-650-RES)

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

ArsenalBio is seeking a Laboratory Technician to support our Operations Team. Reporting to the Lab Manager, this position will support the science of our lab by assisting with general lab tasks, equipment maintenance and reagent preparation, to enable an efficient laboratory  environment for the ArsenalBio team.

What You Will Do:

  • Make general use stock solutions (ethanol, media, buffers)
  • Make general use reagents (cytokines, PGA, Luciferin)
  • Register biological materials in Benchling
  • Wash & sterilize glassware
  • Dispose of biohazardous waste and decontaminate tissue culture waste
  • Conduct regular maintenance of lab equipment following SOPS
  • Assist in the generation of general lab SOPs
  • Manage laboratory incubators, water baths and cryo label printers
  • Deploy, label, organize pipettes
  • Be a steward of Lab cleanliness
  • Assist Lab Safety Manager by monitoring adherence to best practices
  • Carry out other responsibilities as needed to support an efficient lab environment
  • What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor of Science degree in biology or related field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years of relevant lab experience including reagent preparation
  • Experience maintaining basic lab equipment
  • Experience working in a BSL2 lab
  • Experience handling Hazardous Waste (CA CUPA Haz Waste certification a plus)
  • Experience writing laboratory SOPs
  • Proficiency in Google Suite
  • Great attention to detail, resourceful, highly organized
  • Must be highly collaborative, team-oriented, and an effective communicator
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job 
  • Ability to demonstrate productivity, and deliver high-quality results
  • Ability to multi-task as needed in a fast-paced, startup environment
  • ArsenalBio prioritizes the providing of a safe and healthy workplace that is consistent with COVID-19 public health guidance and legal requirements.  In order to protect our employees and visitors, we require all visitors (including candidates) and employees to present proof of being fully vaccinated against COVID-19 when coming onsite.

    We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity, and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or ArsenalBio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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