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A successful Biotechnology Technician and Biology Laboratory Manager will have a meticulous approach to scientific work, the ability to organize a complicated schedule that supports multiple lab science courses taught by different teachers, and collaborative spirit with colleagues.

We are looking for a qualified individual to support a biotechnology research course, an advanced topics in (AT) biology course, and core biology courses during the academic year, from August 1 through June 15 working a  minimum of 24 hours per week. Weekly hours can be variably distributed during the work week and school day depending on lab schedules and other science department demands.  There are some weekends when support is needed, typically in the spring semester.

This is a non-exempt, hourly position, and it is eligible for benefits.

Responsibilities Include:

Daily preparation of reagents, setting up, taking down, and hazardous waste management of labs for Biology, AT Biology, and Biotechnology classes following established safety expectations during all phases
Daily communication with Biology, AT Biology and Biotechnology teaching teams to coordinate lab work,  translating work into an actionable schedule
Anticipating material needs, procuring reagents and live animals, equipment, tracking and receiving (sometimes perishable) shipments.
Monitoring safety implementation during labs, working with teachers to improve safety and adhere to set standards and best practices, especially with regard to chemical use
Keeping records of lab setups and stations and notes on areas for improvement, filming lab protocols and demonstrations as needed
Overseeing independent student work in biotechnology research in the Spring semester on weekends and during school breaks
Supervising students during lab, including makeup labs for students who miss class, monitoring lab safety as well as successful execution of experiments
Staining and photographing DNA gels and processing associated data outside of class time
Maintaining bacterial and mammalian cell frozen stocks of cells and documentation
Testing reagents for labs
Devise, review, update and implement departmental wet lab chemical safety training
Substitute for and support lab manager with Chemistry class prep when the lab manager is absent or there are quick changeovers of labs and workflow demands extra personnel
Teaching students safe and effective cell culture techniques is a plus


Minimum High School diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Biotechnology or related field is desired
Successful completion of and strong understanding of college level Biology and Chemistry coursework
Experience in mammalian cell culture preferred
Experience with proper handling of chemical and biological hazardous materials required
Experience with bacteriological sterile technique and molecular biological techniques required
Experience managing scientific lab resources preferred
Experience in purchasing and reconciling receipts would be helpful
Experience in keeping records and documenting work in a scientific laboratory environment required
Excellent communication skills.
We offer:

An exceptional work environment and caring community.
Highly competitive salary.
A comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees and their families, including generous contributions to a retirement plan. Learn more by going to
To be considered for this opportunity:


Please submit your resume and cover letter through our portal.




We look forward to hearing from you!


About us:


Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools.

Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world.

At Menlo School, equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, inclusion and belonging reflect the major cornerstones of our community.

Our equal opportunity employment policy:


Menlo School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants. We administer all personnel practices without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status or domestic partnership status, disability, protected veteran status or military status, genetic information, or any other category protected under applicable law.


Pay range:

In the spirit of pay transparency we share the base salary range for this position: $40 – $55 per hour. Base pay is exclusive of fringe benefits, retirement plan employer contributions or potential stipends (for eligible employees). Pay ranges at Menlo are reasonable estimates of what the School anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired at Menlo School, your final base pay will be determined by factors such as skills, education, experience, job level, part-time status and number of months of work per academic year. In addition to those factors, we believe in the importance of pay equity and consider internal equity with our current employees as a part of any final offer. Please keep in mind that the generous range mentioned above is the full base salary range for the role. Hiring at the maximum of the range is not typical for Menlo School in order to allow for future and continued salary growth.

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