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Research Associate, Lab Operations

CERo Therapeutics, Inc. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company pioneering cell-based therapies that incorporate multiple forms of tumor clearance into single cells. We are seeking a Lab Operations Assistant to support our rapidly growing R&D team. The ideal candidate has familiarity with research lab operations and is well organized, able to multi-task, and comfortable in a relatively fast-moving bio-medical research environment. This position allocates time to both cell production/maintenance and lab operations functions at the company. The position is full time and based in South San Francisco, CA.


  • Provide administrative support to functioning lab as appropriate (use of ordering system, manage lab supply consumables, maintain inventory lists etc.)
  • Receive and process (including unpacking and checking) of received laboratory samples
  • Perform inventory of in/outbound shipments, logs samples into sample management databases and manages sample discrepancies as necessary
  • Perform routine calibration, maintenance, and cleaning of lab equipment, (cytometers, plate readers, etc.), document service reports, develop maintenance SOP's and PM schedules
  • Monitor and defrost freezers (e.g. temperature monitoring, issue logs, maintenance, organize freezer space)
  • Aliquoting, Preparing, and Maintaining DNA stocks
  • Manage DNA stored in internal inventory and coordination with CRO's to generate new stocks of DNA to support R&D and TechOps teams
  • Perform weekly medical waste inspections and removal
  • Perform routine change out of liquid nitrogen and other lab gases
  • Work in accordance with all applicable SOPs, as appropriate, to complete sample handling and processing activities and according to local health and safety rules
  • Perform routine cell culture maintenance, cell counting, and cell production

Qualifications and Experience

  • Associate's Degree in science or equivalent recognized qualification
  • 2 -3 years of experience with sample handling and processing laboratory environment
  • Familiarity with molecular biology related to aliquoting, preparing, and maintaining DNA stocks
  • Demonstrated experience working in a laboratory environment
  • Ability to effectively communicate with team members
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy in data entry
  • Team player with good interpersonal skills and ability to build working relationships across functional areas
  • Ability to take initiative and work independently

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CERo Therapeutics, Inc. is a privately held biopharmaceutical company pioneering cell-based therapies that incorporate multiple forms of tumor clearance into single cells. The company’s CER-T platform lies at the intersection of innate and adaptive cell clearance, combining the body’s natural signaling mechanisms, which are capable of recognizing and disposing of unwanted cells, with traditional T cell killing. This integrated approach draws on recent advances in molecular immunology and insights related to the downstream signaling of specialized receptors that cooperate to ingest and eliminate dangerous cells and pathogens. To learn more about the company and its pioneering science, please visit

CERo Therapeutics is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status, or age, and CERo? will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of the above characteristics.

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