Technical Operations

EHS (Environment, Health & Safety) Technician

ArsenalBio, a privately held programmable cell therapy company engineering advanced CAR- T therapies for solid tumors, is seeking a talented EHS Technician to work on-site based in our South San Francisco office. 

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer. With our programmable and computationally driven approach, our team is engineering living medicines to attack cancer’s inherent multi-faceted nature and overcome the challenges of addressing solid tumors with cell therapy.

Driven by a collective of diverse experts across immunology, synthetic biology, molecular biology, automation and computational biology, we are united in purpose to deliver radical breakthroughs for people with cancer, and prioritize the team’s outcomes over individual goals to achieve our company mission – together.  

ArsenalBio is seeking an Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Technician to support the Research and Development activities in our South San Francisco Headquarters.  This position will directly support the teams’ compliance activities, ensuring a safe work environment and handling daily EHS tasks in the various laboratories.

What You Will Do:

  • Assist with the application of federal, state and local EHS laws and regulations
  • Act as an EHS advocate in the laboratory, modeling safe behaviors and encouraging others
  • Handle all hazardous waste processing, biological and chemical, including collection, storage and coordination of disposal through approved vendors
  • Conduct regular inspections of safety equipment and supplies to ensure function and  availability for employees and others
  • Respond to EHS reports submitted via internal 
  • Participate on ArsenalBio’s Safety Committee and emergency response team
  • Manage ArsenalBio’s chemical inventory and Safety Data Sheet (SDS) database, ensuring availability of SDS to all employees
  • Support the EHS Department’s Objectives and Key Results (OKRs)
  • Assist in the development of EHS policies, procedures and practices and support training programs associated with those 

  • What Will You Bring:

  • Minimum of an Associates degree in EHS, Safety or a science-related field, Bachelor's degree preferred
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Great customer service: excellent teamwork, collaboration and an ability to resolve conflicts within the lab across various users and teams
  • Ability to quickly learn new skills and knowledge on the job, demonstrate productivity and effective prioritization and deliver high-quality results
  • Proficiency in GSuite and other productivity tools
  • Ability to multitask as needed in a start-up environment
  • Desire to support ground-breaking cell therapy technology in its nascent stages, helping to treat cancers using peoples’ own immune system

  • What We Will Offer You: 
    ArsenalBio has a generous and comprehensive benefits package that includes but is not limited to medical, dental, and vision as well as mental health resources, virtual and telehealth options, coaching, infertility treatment, parental leave and health savings accounts. We also offer flexible work schedules and flexible time off, which includes two extra “Arsenal Days of Rest” every quarter for employees to recharge. 

    We have a robust mentorship program, and comprehensive development tools to help employees take control of their career paths and grow into their best selves. ArsenalBio believes in investing in the well-being of our employees - both at work and at home, as they 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 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 (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.

    The estimated base salary offer for the preferred primary location of San Francisco Bay area ranges from $69,400-$85,000 
    Salary ranges for other locations may vary from this range.   Base pay offered may vary depending on job related knowledge, experience, education, and location.  In addition to these factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity of our current employees as part of any final offer.

    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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