Laboratory Operations Associate

155 - Facilities and Operations · Berkeley, California
Department 155 - Facilities and Operations
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a leading clinical-stage CRISPR genome editing biotechnology company located in Berkeley, CA. Caribou's tools and technologies provide transformative capabilities to therapeutic development and the company is advancing an internal pipeline of genome-edited cell therapies for various oncology indications. Caribou was founded in 2011 by CRISPR pioneers including Nobel Prize winner Jennifer Doudna, PhD, Martin Jinek, PhD, and Rachel Haurwitz, PhD, our President and CEO. The eight-year-old company has developed a best-in-class CRISPR genome editing technology platform and has a leading intellectual property position.


At Caribou, every employee is valued for their unique perspective, background, and diversity. Every person on the Caribou team contributes to problem solving and innovation. The Company’s vision is to advance agile genome editing innovations for the benefit of our communities.


We are seeking a Laboratory Operations Associate to join our Lab Operations Team. The ideal candidate will interact with team members across the entire organization and provide lab and operations support to the Company.


Your responsibilities:

  • Placing orders with vendors using Caribou’s purchasing software, including onboarding new vendors and quote generation
  • Managing stockroom vendor, assisting with stockroom and inventory management
  • Making and maintaining media stocks
  • Coordinating with vendors for facilities and laboratory equipment repairs and maintenance
  • Providing backup coverage on glasswash and receiving as needed
  • Providing backup coverage for hazardous waste management as needed
  • Assisting with gas cylinder inventory and coordinating deliveries with the gas vendor
  • Assisting with EHS duties
  • Assisting in Operations projects and initiatives

You should possess the following:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences or AA/AS with equivalent experience
  • Experience working in a laboratory or fast paced technical environment.
  • Strong computer skills especially with spreadsheets and databases. Ability to perform calculations for media/reagent preparation.
  • Ability to stay organized and detail-oriented while working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • Customer-focused with a can-do positive attitude
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to share and coordinate tasks in a highly collaborative team atmosphere


Experience in any of these areas is a plus:

  • Purchasing software
  • Asset management


Caribou Biosciences, Inc. is a dynamic start-up biotechnology company, and the successful candidate should have a passion for science and a desire to work in a collaborative environment. Caribou promotes a culture in which employees are respected and valued for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork.


Caribou compensation and benefits:

  • Comprehensive compensation package including stock options
  • Generous paid vacation time in addition to Company-observed holidays
  • Excellent medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan including matching employer contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program


For more information, please visit Caribou is on Twitter. Follow the Company @CaribouBio.


Caribou is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical conditions, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sex (which includes pregnancy, childbirth, and breastfeeding), genetic information, taking or requesting statutorily protected leave, or any other basis protected by law. In addition, Caribou prohibits the harassment of any individual on any of the bases listed above or any other characteristics protected under federal, state, or local laws.


Direct applicants only. No agencies please.


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  • Location
    Berkeley, California
  • Department
    155 - Facilities and Operations
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience