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Laboratory Assistant 2

Illumina, Inc.
San Diego, CA 92101
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POSITION SUMMARY: Provide routine laboratory tasks to assist team members with lab maintenance, cleanliness, and preparations.

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE: High School Diploma. Related work (~1-2 yrs related work experience) preferred

ESSENTIAL TASKS: Employee must be able to perform the following functions to the satisfaction of the employee's supervisor.

  • Schedule preparation of routine laboratory buffers and solutions; maintain and reorder materials for buffers
  • Complete daily laboratory walk-throughs and safety checks.
  • Store and dispose of hazardous wastes using safety procedures. Communicate any Waste Stream management "issues" to area supervisors or Safety Specialist
  • Communicate with lab supervisor special needs and maintenance of lab facilities.
  • Support inventory tracking system in place for all supplies and special equipment.
  • Coordinate purchasing of supplies and special equipment with laboratory supervisor.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization within lab spaces, entrance areas, gowning rooms, lab hallways, and lab management storage areas.
  • Co-ordinate access requests and lab safety training
  • Familiarity with safety data sheets and chemical hygiene practices
  • Strong communication, organizational and time management skills are essential.
  • Knowledge of Good Manufacturing Practices (GMP)
  • Ability to gown up in a cleanroom suit during performance of work in an ISO 6/7 lab environment
  • Knowledge of ISO 6/7 cleanroom standard protocol and operations
  • Experience working with Research and Development end users in a lab setting preferred

COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner with a variety of people, including laboratory employees, staff, outside suppliers and the public.

EQUIPMENT AND SOFTWARE: Current lab equipment used by the company; current information technology used by the department, including but not limited to, Microsoft Office, SAP, Outlook, office machines such as telephones, or copiers.


  • Environment: Work is performed primarily in a lab setting with frequent interruptions and distractions; the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals; the employee is frequently exposed to risk of chemical hazards, explosive hazards, burn hazards and electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
  • Physical: Primary functions require sufficient physical ability and mobility to work in a lab setting; to stand or sit for prolonged periods of time; to occasionally stoop, bend, kneel, crouch, reach, and twist; to lift, carry, push, and/or pull up to 25 pounds; to operate office equipment requiring repetitive hand movement and fine coordination including use of a computer keyboard; and to verbally communicate to exchange information.
  • Vision: See in the normal visual range with or without correction. Able to work in a cleanroom environment where the light is yellow due to photosensitive materials.

PPE: Work for extended periods in an ISO 6 cleanroom where you are properly gowned up in a cleanroom/bunny suit.

Concerns regarding COVID-19 continue as positive cases are experienced in the communities in which we operate. Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, Illumina may require proof of COVID vaccination in accordance with local statutory requirements (subject to limited exceptions) beginning November 1, 2021.

At Illumina, we strive to foster a diverse and inclusive workplace by cultivating an environment in which everyone contributes to our mission. Built on a strong foundation, Illumina has always been rooted in openness, collaboration, and seeking alternative views and perspectives to propel innovation in genomics. We are proud to confirm a zero-net gap in pay, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or race. We also have several Employee Resource Groups (ERG) that deliver career development experiences, increase cultural awareness, and demonstrate our collective commitment to diversity and inclusion in the communities we live and work. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to providing employment opportunity regardless of sex, race, creed, color, gender, religion, marital status, domestic partner status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, military or veteran status, citizenship status, and genetic information. If you require accommodation to complete the application or interview process, please contact accommodations@illumina.com. To learn more, visit: https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/pdf/eeopost.pdf

Posted: 2022-06-17 Expires: 2022-07-16
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