Lab Operations Manager

Full Time

Boston, Massachusetts, United States (This job is on-site)

Job description

Scismic is supporting the growth of an early-stage biotechnology company in Boston!

We are seeking a highly motivated Lab Operations Manager to join the team.


  • Lead operations working with leadership and scientists to define needs
  • Establish and maintain safe and reliable lab operations that requires minimum distraction for scientists and leadership
  • Manage purchasing, tracking, vendor relationships, and maintenance of lab instrumentation and other CAPEX
  • Ensure EHS compliance, manage waste requirements and maintain safety record keeping
  • Research, establish, and maintain lab purchasing system
  • Work closely with scientific team to understand research needs and evolve the space and operations to further empower them
  • Be a supply chain mastermind
  • Maintain calendars and tasks using slack, SharePoint, excel or other resources
  • Assist with scheduling meetings and events and preparation of materials and provide meeting minutes from board and investor meetings
  • Interface with board members, venture partners, KOLS, external collaborators (in Academia and/or Industry) and cross-functional team members
  • Set up and manage contracts, expense reports, by working with appropriate stakeholders (accounting, legal etc.)
  • Assist with ordering office and other supplies
  • Vendor management
  • General Lab operations

Required Qualifications

  • A minimum of Bachelors Degree and 2+ years of experience in lab operations (biotech / pharma)
  • Extensive experience using tools/applications (Microsoft Office, Google Suite) for scheduling and communication
  • Experience working with accountants and legal people to set up contracts, expense reports, …
  • Strong collaborative and communication (verbal and written) skills
  • Proven organizational and problem-solving skills to meet deadlines
  • Ability to quickly pivot between tasks and prioritize simultaneous tasks in a fast-paced environment
  • Has managed or been heavily involved in a lab move
  • Experience implementing operations that are compliant with local, state, and federal laws and regulations
  • Pragmatic and efficient problem solver and decision maker, knowing when to roll up your sleeves and when to outsource
  • Experience managing purchasing/procurement processes and systems
  • Self-motivated, highly organized, proactive, and able to multitask
  • Experience creating and implementing new lab operation procedures and protocols (SOPs)
  • Process-driven and detail-oriented, and good at inspiring others to follow procedures
  • Able to build strong partnerships/relationships (with outside vendors and the internal team)
  • A genuine passion for science, developing medicines, and enabling teams
  • Collaborative, curious, and flexible with strong communication skills, both written and oral
  • Skilled with relevant software tools (Google Drive, Microsoft Excel, etc.)

Preferred Qualifications

  • Has worked in a biotech startup environment
  • Laboratory research experience

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