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Laboratory Technician

EdenRoc Sciences
Scotts Valley, CA
  • Expired: July 17, 2021. Applications are no longer accepted.

At Arc Bio, we are building novel molecular next-generation sequencing and computational technologies that will revolutionize pathogen identification. We are looking for an experienced Laboratory Technician to join our growing team in Scotts Valley, CA! The successful candidate will join a collaborative team and will perform routine technical tasks and experiments to support scientific investigations. The ideal candidate is a dedicated and detail-oriented individual who thrives in a fast-paced work environment, has expertise in next-generation sequencing, setting up laboratories for scientific research and conducting lab-based experiments.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare samples (eg. plasma preparation from human blood) and ensuring safe disposal of waste.
  • Carry out nucleic acid extraction, NGS library preparation and sequencing of libraries.
  • Careful attention to detail in record keeping and in laboratory procedures.
  • Perform equipment validation, calibration and maintenance.
  • Maintain a clean work area within the testing laboratory.
  • Practice safe work habits, including complying with all safety, health, and environmental rules and regulations
  • Must have clear and concise communication with colleagues and supervisors through oral updates, written reports, and technical meetings.
  • Strong individual contributor as well as a collaborative team member.


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED) required, Associate's or Bachelor's degree in a scientific field preferred.
  • 2+ years’ experience in an applicable laboratory or industry setting.
  • Experience with next-generation sequencing or applicable biomolecular techniques.
  • Background in metagenomics, microbiology or infectious disease is a plus.
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving skills, detail oriented.
  • Proficient in computer systems and productivity software such as but not limited to Microsoft Office suites.
  • Experience recording information in LIMS systems is a plus.
  • Must be able to lift 25lbs regularly.
  • Candidates local to the Santa Cruz and Bay Area will be given preference.
  • Arc Bio is an equal opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applications for employment.


Arc Bio is an early-stage genomics and bioinformatics company located in Scott’s Valley, CA and Cambridge, MA. Spun out of the Stanford's and Harvard's genetics departments, we develop groundbreaking molecular and computational technologies that are revolutionizing infectious disease diagnostics. We are an equal opportunity employer who would love to hire a local person for this role. We believe our differences make us stronger. Arc offers excellent benefits and a work location among old growth redwoods, walking paths, water features and on-site gym (we subsidize membership!)

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EdenRoc Sciences


Scotts Valley, CA



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