Lab Technician

SQZ Biotechnologies is seeking a Lab Technician, Equipment and Systems to join our Operations team. Reporting directly to the Senior Technician, the successful candidate will directly impact SQZ research by supporting inventory, equipment maintenance and supply chain management. The successful candidate should be highly motivated, takes initiative and can think creatively to solve problems hands-on. This position will be integral for scale up processes for a fast-growing company. 

At SQZ, we're proud of our culture and always look to grow our team with people who share our values. We:

  • Squeeze Together: We value teamwork, trust, and transparency as critical components for achieving our mission and exceeding our goals 
  • Question Boundaries: We’re committed to questioning the status quo and changing the world through our people and our science
  • Zap Obstacles: We strive to be pioneers. We’re resilient when it comes to navigating challenges, anticipated or not, scientific and otherwise

Key Responsibilities:
  • Maintenance of laboratory equipment including routine maintenance, troubleshooting, calibration, and interfacing with vendors
  • Procurement of laboratory consumables and reagents, including communicating with vendors regarding quotes, delivery timelines, and other specific requests
  • Maintaining inventory and supply chain of lab consumables, including scaling up processes to support company growth
  • Maintenance of SQZ-specific laboratory hardware, including building, cleaning, and maintaining Cellsqueeze devices
  • Coordination of package receipt with Facilities Technician, including receiving daily packages for laboratory users
  • Interfacing directly with researchers about supply and equipment needs
  • Supporting process improvement and lab operations as needed

Candidate Must:
  • Show technical aptitude for equipment and technical systems
  • Demonstrate attention to detail and effective organizational skills
  • Display critical thinking and a collaborative attitude
  • Be comfortable working in controlled environments with hazardous chemicals and gases
  • Manage and prioritize simultaneous projects and deliver consistent results
  • Possess effective written and verbal communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s degree or Associate's degree with at least 2+ years of industry experience in a laboratory setting required
  • Experience troubleshooting laboratory equipment required
  • Proficient with MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • Availability to meet the needs of the business that may include early morning, evening, or weekend hours
  • A strong work ethic, and excitement for being part of an integrated operations team
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs

SQZ Biotechnologies is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex or gender identity, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, SQZ complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. SQZ does not support relocation costs for this position. 

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