Applications Trainer

Berkeley Lights

Emeryville, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Professional Svcs
  • Post Date: 01/15/2021
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  • Company Address: 5858 Horton Street Suite 320, Emeryville, CA, 94608

About Berkeley Lights

Here at Berkeley Lights, we think cells are awesome! Cells are capable of manufacturing cures for diseases, fibers for clothing, energy in the form of biofuels, and food proteins for nutrition.

Job Description

Here at Berkeley Lights, we think cells are awesome! Cells are capable of manufacturing cures for diseases, fibers for clothing, energy in the form of biofuels, and food proteins for nutrition. So the question is, if nature is capable of manufacturing the products we need in a scalable way, why aren’t we doing more of this? Well, the answer is that with the solutions available today, it is hard. Berkeley Lights is here to change all of that! Our extremely sophisticated proprietary technology and Beacon® and LightningTM systems accelerate the rate researchers can discover and develop cell-based products in a fraction of the time and at a fraction of the cost of conventional, legacy research methods. Using our tools and solutions, scientists can find the best cells, the first time they look.
Our goal is to continue to collaborate with customers to drive the adoption of our technologies, making cell-based products and therapeutics more easily accessible the world over! You will play a major role here in the customer support and maintenance of these technologies, and our success will depend on you! We have been changing how the world develops cell-based products since 2011, and now our family of around 200 employees welcomes you to consider joining us on this incredible journey.
Berkeley Lights is looking for an Applications Trainer to help us build our commercial training organization. This role will serve as a key member of the Service and Support team, where you will help train our field applications scientists and customers at our facility or remotely on workflows developed for a rapidly evolving technology platform engaged in single cell assay, single cell culture, and genomic evaluation for antibody discovery, cell line development, and cell therapeutics. You should have a strong scientific background with great communication skills and be comfortable with advanced lab automation equipment. This position may require some travel.  


    • Deliver platform training on basic system operation, workflow execution and advanced techniques at our facility in Emeryville or remotely.
    • Assist in the development and delivery of course development materials for in person or remote instruction.
    • Provide feedback to other instructors during train-the-trainer sessions on technical accuracy and best practices for delivery.
    • Coordinate training activities including scheduling, delivery of training materials, and other logistics.
    • Prepare lesson plans, laboratory exercises, training guides, and other course materials to support delivery of training.
    • Determine applicability of course material and update training programs as appropriate.
    • Maintain a high level of knowledge and expertise with existing instruments, reagents, software, and applications.
    • Develop expertise on new products.
    • Use data to evaluate the effectiveness of existing training programs and implement improvements accordingly.
    • Manage training certifications for FAS, customers, and other employees.


    • B.S. or M.S. degree in a scientific discipline, preferably immunology.
    • 3+ years of experience providing training or related work experience equivalency.
    • Proven experience teaching technical topics.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Aptitude for understanding, communicating, and training scientific concepts, applications and methods.Familiarity with cell/tissue culture, cell-based assays, and microscopy platforms; experience in molecular and cell biology techniques desired.
    • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems and remote instruction tools a plus.

Professional Characteristics:

    • Good communicator
    • Collaborative
    • Demonstrates initiative
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