Manufacturing/Research Technician at Pacific Biosciences of California

  • Shift Full-Time
  • Job Qualifications Bachelor

Job Description

Manufacturing/Research Technician at Pacific Biosciences of California

PacBio is seeking a hands-on Manufacturing/Research Technician to join our Baltimore team. This position will be based in Baltimore but is expected to work closely with our team in Menlo Park. Our sample preparation kits are commonly used for applications ranging from de novo assembly to structural variant analysis and epigenetics research. Our products generate class-leading genomics data and have been responsible for pushing the boundaries of both applications and data quality with customers hailing from academic and government research institutes to biotech companies in over 50 countries across the world.

The candidate’s primary responsibilities will be to support both our on-going R&D, as well as our manufacturing efforts. Candidates will assist R&D projects, and work with scientists to plan and execute experiments and collect data. This will include basic laboratory tasks including cell culture, nucleic acid extraction, qPCR, and gel electrophoresis. Candidates will also work with manufacturing and be responsible for performing manufacturing-related operations including buffer formulation, bottle filling, kitting, and shipping. 

The Ideal Candidate:

  • Has an eagerness to learn and is willing to take on new responsibilities and tasks.

  • Take on roles to ensure product quality and that quality processes are used and monitored.

  • Effectively communicates orally and in writing and demonstrates the ability to follow instructions.

  • Is comfortable with basic laboratory techniques and is able to quickly learn new techniques. 

Desired skills:

  • B.S. in Bioengineering, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biology, Engineering, or equivalent training/experience. 

  • Experience with basic laboratory and molecular biology techniques.

  • Experience with cell culture.

  • Strong attention to detail and able to multi-task and thrive in a fast-paced environment.

  • Effective interpersonal skills.

All listed tasks and responsibilities are deemed as essential functions to this position; however, business conditions may require reasonable accommodations for additional tasks and responsibilities.


Salary Range:

$42,500.00 – $57,500.00

Please be aware that, as a condition of employment, proof of COVID vaccination is required for all U.S.-based employees (subject to limited exceptions). 

To ensure the health and safety of all PacBio employees and our prospective candidates, we have instituted a virtual interview experience.

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All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, sex, color, religion, national origin, protected veteran status, or on the basis of disability, gender identity, and sexual orientation.

If you are an individual with a disability and require a reasonable accommodation to complete any part of the application process, or are limited in the ability or unable to access or use this online application process and need an alternative method for applying, you may contact us at 650-521-8000, or for assistance.

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