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Inventory Specialist

Company: Ultragenyx Pharmaceuticals
Location: Novato
Posted on: May 31, 2021

Job Description:

Why Join Us?

Be a hero for our rare disease patients

At Ultragenyx, we fundamentally believe that taking real impactful action to care for the needs of patients and our people is always the right thing to do. To achieve this goal, our vision is to lead the future of rare disease medicine. For us, this means going where other biopharma companies won't go - challenging the status quo and creating a new model that advances our field so more patients and caregivers can benefit from life-changing treatments. We do this by following the science, applying a novel rapid development approach, making innovative medicines at fair and reasonable prices, and creating a collaborative ecosystem to reach patients in ways that are most meaningful for them.

Our commitment and care for patients extends to our people, so culture is an essential cornerstone for Ultragenyx. We remain continuously focused on creating a supportive and inclusive environment of profound learning and growth - so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. Ultimately, we want to be an organization where we would be proud for our family, friends and children to work.

If you want to have a meaningful impact, do the best work of your career, and grow a lot, both professionally and personally, come join our team. During the COVID-19 Outbreak, we are committed to our hiring process. The health and safety of our employees and prospective employees take priority which means at this time our approach will include video discussions, interviews, and onboarding.

Position Summary

ultrainnovative - Tackle rare and dynamic challenges

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In this role you will use your exceptional organizational skills to support all research activities and will assume a large variety of operational tasks. You will be the first contact for any Inventory matters or concerns and work with a diverse team. You will be asked to have experience in the following areas: purchasing, maintaining an adequate inventory of research consumables and provide lab support services to the non GxP lab, which include waste management, inventory management and sample management.

Responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Support scientists with daily operations in non GxP setting
  • Independently make decisions and uses available resources to meet customer requirements
  • Purchase and receive lab materials based on requests and distribute them accordingly
  • Assist in labeling and general inventory organization
  • Manage general lab material inventory by maintaining cycle counts if necessary
  • Work with ULS specialist to maintain consumables inventory
  • Support sample management and shipping activities
  • Interface with vendors on meeting consumable delivery timelines and backorder replacement
  • Assisting in Covid testing to all employees, accession samples and ship
  • Dispose of biohazardous materials, chemical waste, and other potentially hazardous materials according to regulation if necessary
  • Support all laboratory services work such as autoclaving, dishwashing, and lab restocking
  • Maintain lab cleanliness by performing daily lab walkthrough
  • Work as a member of the lab support team

Technical Requirements & Skills:

  • Bachelor's Degree
  • 2+ years of previous experience in a scientific laboratory services in a university or biotech environment
  • Experience with purchasing and inventory management
  • Customer-oriented, excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work and with people at all levels in an organization
  • Ability to execute tasks with a high attention to detail and to adjust workload based on priorities
  • Have exceptional attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Ability to work independently and be proactive with a can-do attitude
  • Knowledge of Stockboss and Oracle is a plus
  • Aseptic technique knowledge and working in a BSL2 lab is a plus


Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact Talent Acquisition by calling: (415) 483-8800 or by emailing us at For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information.

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