Oligonucleotide Production Technician - Liquid Handling - Swing Shift

LGC Clinical Diagnostics

LGC Clinical Diagnostics

Petaluma, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

Company Description

LGC Biosearch Technologies locations Petaluma and Novato, CA, as well as our sister site in Denmark, represent a focused, collaborative culture of producing mission-critical genomics components, primarily oligonucleotides and supporting reagents, for our diverse customer base. We believe in Science for a Safer World and have embodied our mission by supporting first responders during the COVID-19 pandemic where our Biosearch Technologies portfolio has been and continues to be enabling millions of PCR tests worldwide. We are currently seeking candidates who are up for the challenge of operating in a high-growth, purpose-driven organization.

Since the first NGS platforms were commercialized in the early 2000s, we have been working with our customers to support mission critical applications in human healthcare and agrigenomics. By providing innovative, high-quality components such as enzymes, oligonucleotides and magnetic beads as well as specialist kits and services, we enable our customers to harness the power of genetic data on an unprecedented scale.

Our kit and component manufacturing sites are situated across the US (Middleton, Petaluma, and Novato) and Europe (Berlin and Lystrup) and are underpinned by either ISO 13485 or ISO 9001 compliance. These capabilities support a wide portfolio of off-the-shelf components and kits critical to NGS workflows including magnetic beads, oligos, enzymes, and library prep kits. Additionally, our primary manufacturing capabilities enable customization and bulk (OEM) manufacture of reagents such as key NGS enzymes for high volume applications.

Job Description

The Oligonucleotide Production Technician I will perform tasks associated with the production of modified oligonucleotides in a high throughput time sensitive manufacturing environment in compliance with company procedures and external regulatory requirements.

Hours are Monday through Thursday 3p.m. to 11:30p.m. and Friday 12p.m. to 8:30p.m. Swing shift does have a 10% Shift Differential.

  • Perform routine maintenance of equipment used in manufacturing
  • Perform quantitation, normalization and aliquoting of oligonucleotides according to established procedures using Spectrophotometers, micropipettes, automated Liquid Handlers and other lab equipment
  • Assist with organizational work with the guidance of Lead, Supervisor or Manager
  • Maintain a clean and orderly laboratory environment
  • Initiate support tickets or repair tickets as necessary
  • Able to follow all documented procedures
  • Conscientiously learns requirements of the ISO 9001 quality management system and diligently follows the terms of a quality contract, which describes the relevance and importance of the employee’s work to the achievement of LGC’s quality objectives


  • Bachelors Degree or Master's Degree preferred in Life Sciences.
  • 0-2 years industry experience, and/or a combination of education and experience.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals
  • Microsoft Office, Outlook, Word and Excel. Use of a web browser.
  • Confident working around hazardous chemicals with proper training through the company’s EH&S policies.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently as well as on teams
  • Technical proficiency that enables effective execution of documented procedures

Additional Information

What we offer (US based-employees):

  • Competitive compensation with strong bonus program
  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits for employees and dependents
  • FSA/HSA Pre-tax savings plans for health care, childcare, and elder care
  • Deductible Buffer Insurance and Critical Illness Insurance
  • 401(k) retirement plan with matching employer contribution
  • Company-paid short- and long- term disability, life insurance, and employee assistance program
  • Flexible work options
  • Pet Insurance for our furry friends
  • Enhanced Parental leave of 8 additional weeks
  • PTO that begins immediately
  • Town Hall monthly meeting onsite/virtual, Cheer program where employees are recognized for outstanding work, Company wide social events, frequent catered lunches and much more!

The typical pay range for this role is:

Minimum: $ 20.913 / Hourly

Maximum: $ 34.855 /Hourly

This range represents the low and high end of the anticipated salary range for the California -based position. The actual base salary will depend on several factors such as: experience, skills, and location.


LGC is a leading, global life science tools company, providing mission-critical components and solutions into high-growth application areas across the human healthcare and applied market segments. Its high-quality product portfolio is comprised of mission-critical tools for genomic analysis and for quality assurance applications, which are typically embedded and recurring within our customers’ products and workflows and are valued for their performance, quality, and range.




LGC strongly believes that every job applicant and employee should be valued for their individual talents regardless of age, disability, race, color, ethnic or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion, or belief. Short listing, interviewing and selection will always be carried out without regard to gender, sexual orientation, marital status, color, race, nationality, ethnic or national origins, religion or belief, age, or trade union membership.

For more information about LGC, please visit our website www.lgcgroup.com