Laboratory Technician

Circle Pharma

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Professional Svcs
  • Post Date: 05/03/2021
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  • Company Address: 280 Utah Avenue Suite 100, South, San Francisco, CA, 94080-6883

About Circle Pharma

Circle Pharma initiated operations in June 2014 with seed funding from Pfizer, Inc. and Mission Bay Capital, LLP; we received additional seed funding from ShangPharma Investment Group Limited in November 2015. We design and develop bioavailable macrocyclic peptide therapeutics against important clinical targets. We do this by applying a computational structure-based design approach that combines physics (conformational modeling), chemistry (innovative molecular components) and biology (protein target structure and function). We have selected intracellular protein-protein interactions that play key roles in cancer as the initial target group for our internal pipeline development.

Job Description

Circle Pharma is a pre-clinical stage, life sciences company discovering and developing macrocycle therapeutics, with an initial focus in oncology.  Our discovery platform allows us to address challenging therapeutic targets such as intracellular protein-protein interactions. 
Our structure-based drug discovery platform encompasses target affinity, cell permeability, medicinal chemistry and macrocycle synthesis, tightly integrated with biochemistry and cellular biology.  We have recently closed a $45M Series B round of funding, with investments from premier life science investors, The Column Group and Nextech Invest, and we are looking to expand our team. We seek candidates who desire to make key contributions to help drive our growth.  For more information about Circle Pharma,  please see our website,
We are looking to add a Lab Technician to our growing team. Our ideal candidate is experienced in shipping & receiving and laboratory related support tasks, able to work independently, and enjoys the challenges of supporting a diverse team.  This position will be responsible for several important functions, and will support our research department and all lab personnel.

What You'll Do:

    • Shipping and receiving and associated clerical duties
    • Washing pre-cleaned laboratory glassware in a dishwasher, and re-stocking glassware in lab cupboards
    • Autoclaving glassware and pipettes
    • Special project work to help streamline the laboratory inventory system
    • Ensure purified water tanks are filled
    • Assist with some basic laboratory equipment maintenance, such as defrosting lyophilizers
    • Assist with laboratory waste management

About You:

    • 2+ years of experience in a similar role
    • Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Excel and MS Outlook, required
    • Self-starter who works well independently with little guidance
    • Organized and detail-oriented
    • Ability to work in a fast-paced and quickly changing environment
    • Skilled at prioritizing and multitasking
    • Professional verbal and written communication skills
    • Excellent troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
    • Customer service oriented
    • Nice to have - laboratory management software and purchasing software experience
    • Bachelor’s Degree, preferred
Circle Pharma is a dynamic start-up company, and our successful candidate must have the ability and desire to work in a fast-paced environment. Circle offers a comprehensive compensation package, as well as generous paid time off, in addition to Company observed holidays.  The Company provides Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance, along with a retirement savings plan which includes employer contributions.  We promote a culture in which employees are respected and rewarded for hard work, innovation, personal initiative, and teamwork. 
Circle Pharma is an equal opportunity employer and committed to a diverse workplace. All applicants will be considered equally without regard to race, color, ethnicity, veteran status, religion, national origin, marital status, political affiliation, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, membership in an organization or any other non-merit factors.
While COVID-19 has affected the way we operate, we are still hiring, and look forward to receiving your application! Here at Circle Pharma, the health of our team members is a top priority.  Currently we have modified work arrangements, including both on-site and remote working.  Our application process for prospective new team members will include initial virtual video interviews and may also include limited in-person interviews during which we will pay special attention to the distance and hygiene rules recommended by the CDC. New employees who do not start on site in our laboratory facilities are provided with IT supplies to work remotely and will be on-boarded virtually whenever possible. We recognize that these are difficult times, and are we doing everything possible to keep our employees safe while also conducting our work to bring new cancer therapies to patients.

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