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Nov 29 — 2021

Lab Manager

Department:Operations Location: Alameda, CA, USA Job Type: Full-time Reports to: Director of Operations

About the role

We have an opening for an organized and motivated laboratory manager. You will be responsible for maintaining the laboratory to support all research and development needs and additionally will support the team with cell-based assays as needed. This individual will need to be organized, works well in a cross-functional team setting, and have excellent communication skills.

Education / Background

  • B.S. or M.S. in life science-related fields (Immunology, Oncology, Molecular Biology, Pharmacology, Chemistry, and Biochemistry)
  • 4+ years of experience in managing a cell/biology lab
  • Experience with cell culture, cell-based assays, and flow cytometry required
  • Experience with establishing and maintaining GLP compliant laboratory

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to

  • Maintaining full laboratory equipment inventory, maintenance plans, maintenance logs, and equipment troubleshooting.
  • Create, maintain, and update laboratory SOPs
  1.       Including, but not limited to laboratory etiquette guidelines, equipment operation instructions, laboratory safety training, and procedures.
  • Manage Procurement:
  1. Lead implementation of vendor managed inventory for lab consumables, then provide oversight and direction to vendor technicians regarding supply types, locations, and stock levels.
  2. Instruct site operations staff on procurement, inventory management, shipping and receiving, and equipment maintenance.
  • Manage chemical, equipment, consumables and biological sample shipping and receiving.
  • Manage laboratories, equipment, and safety
  1. Oversee the management of shared research and development labs in addition to general lab suites.
  2. Guide the establishment of equipment maintenance sharing and best practices for use in a multi-user environment.
  3. Partner with EHS to reinforce a strong safety culture.
  • Manage lab operations
  1. Drive the development of efficient, standardized lab operations workflows
  2. Drive continuous improvement in Lab Operations processes
  3. Maintain Lab Asset tracking system for asset lifecycle management and ensure data accuracy for maintenance/calibration scheduling
  4. Ensure that lab issues and requests are addressed in a timely manner
  5. Triage, respond, and/or route service requests from lab users regarding safety, lab equipment, space, lab supplies, bio/chem inventory, and waste.
  6. Establish mechanisms to collect and take action on feedback from functional leaders and lab users
  • Engage in crucial conversations by providing and receiving feedback supporting the growth and development of team members.
  • Assist the R&D team with cell-based assays, flow cytometry, and other experiments as needed.
  • Prioritize tasks and conduct experiments with minimal supervision.

Position Requirements & Experience Relevant Skills & Experience:

  • 4+ years of experience in managing a cell/biology lab laboratory
  • Mammalian cell culture and flow cytometry experience in a laboratory setting are required
  • Excellent organization/coordination skills and ability to prioritize tasks effectively to ensure laboratory operations are uninterrupted
  • Establishing and maintaining GLP compliant laboratory
  • Self-motivated, enthusiastic and enjoys a fast-paced environment
  • Team player
  • Experience developing and generating SOPs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Good team player and receptive to feedback

Acepodia is an equal opportunity employer offering a competitive salary and comprehensive package, including stock options, medical care, paid vacation, and holiday time. Title and salary commensurate with experience.

About Acepodia

Acepodia is a clinical-stage biotechnology company developing NK and NK-like gamma delta T cell therapies using our patented ACC (Antibody Cell-Conjugation) technology platform. Using ACC technology, we arm immune cells with antibodies to target and eradicate cancer cells. Our mission is to develop safe, effective, and affordable cell therapies to fight and beat cancers.

Founded in 2017 in the birthplace of biotechnology, the San Francisco Bay Area, CA. Acepodia is venture capital and private equity backed and funded. Our platforms and products aim to address and overcome the major obstacles in cancer therapy: Ability to target low expression of tumor antigens to better prevent tumor escape; Trafficking of effector cells to tumor locations; Activate the immune system to attack cancer cells.
 

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