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Central Services Lab Assistant/Associate

Nomic

Nomic

Montreal, QC, Canada
Posted on Saturday, June 29, 2024

About us:

Nomic was founded with the purpose of making biology easier to measure. To do this, we have untangled some of the most difficult problems in protein profiling. Our team is combining DNA nanotechnology, high-dimensional flow cytometry, laboratory automation, and machine learning to develop the world’s highest throughput proteomic platform: the nELISA.

Since spinning out of McGill University, we have partnered with and provided platform access to dozens of drug discovery groups including GSK, 4 of the top 10 pharmas, and leading biotechs. We have recently launched a state of the art manufacturing and protein profiling facility that enables multiplexed measurement of >2.5M samples a year, generating an effective 500M protein assays in the process.

We are building a diverse team of engineers, scientists, and world-changers. We like to break down difficult problems using a first principles approach, often leveraging the latest breakthroughs from across the scientific and technological spectrum to drive our mission forward.

Nomic is headquartered in Montreal, Canada with a satellite research lab in Boston, Massachusetts. The majority of our team is based in Montreal and works in a new, shared office/laboratory space with an in-person, but flexible work-from-home, policy.

About the Role:

As a Lab Operations Assistant/Associate - Central Services, you will be supporting the Manufacturing and Profiling Operations performing various tasks such as formulation prep, reagent management, inspection of incoming materials, aliquoting and preparing the lab for manufacturing / profiling workflows. The role will involve substantial bench work and attention to detail. We are looking for a bright, upbeat self-starter, who is a team player.

What you will be doing:

  • You will prepare a variety of bulk buffers and test appropriately (pH, conductivity, and similar) under guidance. according to Standard Operation Procedures.

  • You will inspect incoming raw materials, assure proper storage and assure inventory accuracy.

  • You will aliquot raw materials and reagents for use in the Manufacturing and Profiling workflows. This includes use of barcode scanning and data input into our LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System)

  • On a daily basis, you will prepare the lab by setting up equipment and reagents for Manufacturing and Profiling work that will be performed on that day.

  • Assisting in maintaining laboratory equipment to assure accuracy and confidence in performance, and report equipment problems to Lab Management.

  • This role requires accurately completing manufacturing batch records and recording results of quality control tests.

  • You will maintain records and laboratory environment to comply with good lab practices and standard operating procedures.

  • You will contribute to the accuracy of inventory by participating in cycle counts, inventory checks and stock transactions.

  • You will contribute to the cleanliness and organization of the lab environment by tasks such as labware washing and lab organization.

What we’re looking for:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology or related field. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

  • Minimum 1-2 years laboratory experience or equivalent combination of education/experience, including sterile techniques.

  • Ability to perform all specific laboratory procedures and follow safety procedures.

  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.

  • Must be able to write clear and understandable documentation and meticulous record keeping.

  • Strong time-management skills including the ability to effectively multitask and work in a fast-paced, often-changing environment.

  • Fluency in English is required as our customers and vendors are primarily located in the USA. In addition, this position will interact with our team members within our USA entity.

Join us if you:

  • Connect deeply with our mission, ambition and sense of duty. Our mission isn’t marketing flash: we developed our technology to better measure biology and discover biomarkers for early disease detection. We firmly believe we will be successful in literally eradicating certain diseases by enabling them to be diagnosed earlier. We also believe that our hard work to bring this technology to its full potential is our duty.

  • Are up for a challenge and want to grow: We are a team of problem-solvers, and we continually put ourselves to the test and go into the unknown. We have a growth mindset, both on hard and soft skills, and we rely on each other to give critical and candid feedback to ensure that we can all reach our full potential.

  • Want to be at the cutting-edge of biotechnology. The nELISA is a new tool that leverages DNA nanotechnology to generate proteomic data more efficiently than ever before. You get to design, build and run the system that will run the technology going forward.

  • Love hands-on lab work, and want to take hold of key learnings from experiments, and use them to develop improved analytical methods to ensure the robust biological validation of immunoassays.

  • Prefer working and communicating within a diverse cross-functional team. You would get to interface with teammates from the Engineering, Operations, and Commercial teams on a daily basis, joining a collaborative, diverse, and inclusive team where your ideas will be valued.

If you are passionate about lab work, want to drive innovation in proteomics, and are eager to make a meaningful impact in the world, we invite you to apply and join us on our journey to redefine proteomics and the understanding of biology.