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Lab Technician

Employer
Genezen
Location
Indianapolis, Indiana, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Jan 15, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Other
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Fellowship
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Job Description
The field of gene therapy is growing rapidly and Genezen is here to meet the exacting needs of our clients. We provide process development, produce GMP viral vectors, and provide cell transduction for gene and cell therapy clinical trials and are proud to be a part of the process that leads to new cures.

WORKING AT GENEZEN

Many people have worked in environments where you feel like just another nameless part of an enormous machine. Genezen is different. We want our employees to be innovative, collaborative problem solvers who are dedicated to meeting the challenges of working at a fast-growing company. We are dedicated to empowering our employees to be their best and making Genezen a rewarding place to work. Every employee contributes to the success of the company and you can be part of that team.

JOB SUMMARY

The position requires working independently, but also under the supervision of experienced lab personnel in process development. This individual will perform advanced laboratory techniques related to viral vector production and analytics. Basic laboratory techniques include preparing solutions, media, molecular biology techniques, aseptic cell culture techniques and general laboratory maintenance.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
  • Perform hands on laboratory procedures related to viral vector production and characterization
  • Maintain appropriate documentation of processing activities
  • Perform routine lab maintenance and maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Assist in the development of general and technical SOPs and with the creation of study specific procedures
  • Train new staff members and fellow hourly employees in designated processes
  • Comply with all established policies and SOPs
  • Actively participate in SOP revisions in coordination with supervisor and Quality Assurance

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
  • Associate or B.S. degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, or similar field
  • 1+ years of relevant industry experience in R&D, product development, or operations
  • Excellent computer, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Ability to thrive in a quickly changing, CDMO environment where flexibility and teamwork is essential

PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to work in a BSL 2/3 environment with personal protective equipment.
  • Might require a flexible work schedule (willingness to work outside of regular, Monday - Friday, 8am to 5pm business hours).
  • While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.
  • In the performance of the duties of this job the employee is required to communicate using telephone and e-mail.

GENEZEN'S VALUE-BASED COMPETENCIES

Growth Mindset
Believe that skill is developed through dedication and hard work.
Intelligence & talent are just the starting point.
Mistakes are valuable lessons, not shameful indictments.

Flexibility
Adapt rapidly to a quickly changing, CDMO environment.
Respond by constructively creating & impacting opportunity through active participation.

Team Focus
Work together; succeed together; fail together.

Integrity
Do the right thing, on time, every time.
Speak up when needed.
Exercise respect.

Inclusion
Embrace the unique viewpoint of each individual.
Join the ongoing journey to a more inclusive workplace and community where we all help each other get better.

GENEZEN'S BENEFITS
  • Paid vacation days, amount based on tenure, and paid sick time
  • 8 observed holidays + 1 floating holiday
  • 401(k) plan with company match up to 6% of salary, vested immediately
  • Choice of six healthcare plans
  • FSA and HSA programs
  • Dental & vision care
  • Employer-paid basic term life/personal accident insurance
  • Voluntary disability, universal life/personal accident insurance

ADDITIONAL DETAILS
  • Nothing in the job description for this role restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.
  • This position is located in Fishers, Indiana.
  • This position requires a criminal background check.
  • Genezen is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
  • Genezen is interested in every qualified candidate who is eligible to work in the United States; however, we are not able to sponsor visas.

Genezen is located in Fishers, Indiana, a suburb of Indianapolis. Fishers was named the #1 place to live in the US by Money Magazine in 2017 for its livability, safety and entrepreneurship. Fishers is one of the fastest growing communities in Indiana and is dedicated to supporting a high quality of life for all its residents. Nearby Indianapolis is home to professional and college sports teams, the Indy 500, a growing art community and the world's largest children's museum--to name just a few reasons why this area is a great place to live.
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