Lab Operations Manager

Our mission is to radically advance humankind’s ability to design living systems. We strive to enable biotechnologies with outsized impact. We are building a synthetic biology platform to program living cells, with a focus on gene therapies, cell therapies, and recombinant protein drugs.

Position: We are seeking a full-time Lab Operations Manager to oversee all aspects of day-to-day operations of our laboratory. You will work closely with synthetic biologists and research associates to create an efficient, safe, and collaborative laboratory environment. This is a unique opportunity to work at a nimble, forward-thinking synthetic biology startup and help build the foundation for the future of biological engineering.

As Lab Operations Manager, you will:
  • Facilitate smooth day-to-day laboratory operations
  • Oversee BSL2 level work – tissue culture as well as bacterial
  • Order supplies and reagents 
  • Coordinate inventory tracking of plasmids, strains, cell lines, and common stock solutions
  • Lead weekly lab operations meetings with the Synthetic Biology Team
  • Interface closely with vendors and service providers as we scale our operations 
  • Schedule preventive maintenance and calibration servicing for laboratory equipment 
  • Ensure team compliance with best practices 
  • Oversee EHS and MSDS compliance
  • Manage sensitive shipments on dry ice
  • Onboard and train new scientists and research associates
  • Respond to alarms from environmental control monitoring system
  • Work effectively as part of a multifunctional team 
 
Qualifications:
  • B.S. or M.S. in Biological Engineering, Biochemistry, Microbiology or a related field
  • 3+ years of laboratory experience in an academic or industry setting
  • 2+ years industry lab management experience required (include descriptions of your work history managing laboratories in your application)
  • Expertise in inventory management and general organizational skills
  • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment
  • Experience with laboratory information management systems (LIMS)
  • Experience working in GMP/GLP environments a plus
  • Laboratory automation experience a plus
 
About us: We are fueled by a vision to transition synthetic biology to a fully-fledged engineering discipline. Should you join our team, you will grow with a constantly evolving organization and push the frontiers of biological engineering. Culture is key to Asimov - we believe that our mission can only be achieved by a diverse team bringing a mixture of perspectives to create a future powered by synthetic biology.

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