Scientist II-Lab Manager in Pleasanton, CA at Volt

Date Posted: 5/1/2018

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Job Description

Volt is looking for an experienced Scientist with lab management experience for a position located in Pleasanton, CA. The Clinical Sequencing Division is seeking an experienced and highly motivated individual to manage the labs for a state of the art In Vitro Diagnostic test development site. Working closely with research & development scientists, the lab manager will be required to manage all aspects of the laboratory infrastructure, project materials, and related documentation.  The lab manager will work with quality and regulatory functions to ensure the site is ISO13485 and 21CFR820 QSR compliant. 

 Responsibilities include:

  • Maintain general lab organization
  • Work with R&D teams to forecast project supplies
  • Order, receive, label, and stock materials and supplies
  • Maintain inventories of all reagents, consumables, and kits
  • Track all equipment and laboratory service requirements
  • Perform and/or schedule maintenance, calibrations, and qualifications
  • Execute laboratory and instrument validation protocols
  • Document all service in detailed reports and archive to storage repositories
  • Create, publish and implement Standard Operating Procedures
  • Perform temperature monitoring activities of all labs, refrigerators, and freezers
  • Ensure labs are compliant with company procedures and industry standards
  • Work with LIMS to electronically track and record equipment and materials
  • Periodically work as a bench scientist to assist with development studies


  • BS Degree, 3+ years industry/academic experience
  • Previous experience managing a clinical, industry, or academic laboratory
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent organizational and record keeping skills
  • Capable of multi-tasking and good time management
  • Understanding of molecular biology and/or biotechnology
  • Experience with Document Control Systems preferred

Volt is an equal opportunity employer