Lab Operations Research Associate

Lab Operations Research Associate 150 150 checkerspot

Title: Lab Operations Research Associate

Type: Full-Time

Location: Berkeley, CA

Supervisor: Operations Lab Manager

We are seeking a full-time researcher to conduct research experiments and manage general lab and other company operationCheckerspot is looking for a motivated, organized and detail-oriented Research Associate to conduct research experiments and maintain general lab operations for the Technology team. Duties are expected to be allocated as follows:  Lab Research and Management of Lab (70%) : Lab Operational (10%) : Other Company Operations (20%). Key responsibilities include:

Lab Research and Management of Lab, such as:

  • Managing and performing in-house assays as needed
  • Writing, presenting and delivering research updates and reports as needed
  • Conducting and executing on research experiments
  • Media prep and maintenance of stocks
  • Autoclaving and labware prep and washing
  • Conduct routine PMCS on lab equipment
  • Managing inventory and lab consumables
  • Managing chemical and biological waste disposal
  • Driving culture of safety and maintaining an orderly lab

Manage Lab Operations such as:

  • Shipping and receiving
  • Assistance in general lab operational needs

Managing other Company operations, such as:

  • Create and manage Technology purchase orders and invoice processes
  • Ensure Technology purchases and processes adhere to Company purchasing policy
  • Ensure that data entry into various company accounting software programs is accurate and timely  (e.g., Quickbooks and Expensify)


  • Candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, microbiology, or related discipline
  • Wet lab experience is preferred
  • Comfortable working independently as well as in team settings
  • Demonstrated ability to problem-solve in a fast paced environment
  • Detail oriented and capable of managing multiple priorities while meeting expected deadlines
  • Highly motivated and possessing an excellent work ethic with a can-do attitude and sincere enthusiasm
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Suite of products and Google platform
  • Demonstrated ability around creative problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Ability to function effectively in a fast paced, mission oriented environment, with multiple competing priorities

Checkerspot offers its employees a competitive benefits and compensation package.

Checkerspot is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

For consideration, please submit your résumé and brief cover letter: