Lab Manager

Full time Full day
Cambridge, MA

Job Description

The Lab Manager supports the day-to-day laboratory operations of the RU. To ensure scientific focus and productivity of the team, the lab manager will serve as a point-of-contact person to support all lab operations, equipment acquisition and maintenance, space organization, and safety compliance. This role will also have a capacity to support core function task(s) as needed.

1.    Manage all lab equipment, work closely with facility’s Unity Lab Service team: 

  • Maintain equipment inventory, coordinate and follow up PM and repair services

  • Support equipment acquisitions (include collecting quotes for CapEx items), coordinate installations and user trainings

  • Serve as a main contact person to set up and oversee Lab-Watch alarm system for all essential instrument

  • Establish and manage user’s calendar for commonly used instrument

  • Establish and manage training and care for advanced equipment

2.    Responsible for oversight of POU (point of use) stocking stations for lab supplies and commonly used reagents: 

  • Oversee POU service performance

  • Actively update stocking list according to usage and need change

  • Tracking POU expense and item delivery

  • Purchase lab and office supplies that is in complement to POU

3.    Oversee lab space organization and maintenance: 

  • Manage lab cleaning schedule (includes lab space, commonly used lab instrument, freezers and Deli refrigerators)

  • Manage all common lab stocks and maintain inventory (e.g., cell lines bank, bacterial & plasmid stocks for commonly used material such as packaging plasmids)

  • Organize lab space and coordinate potential lab expansion or relocation

4.    Support general lab operations: 

  • Serve as a point-of-contact person for team to interact with IT department for software subscription, technical updates, etc.

  • Support new hire onboard process and coordinate data transfer and storage during offboarding

  • Coordinate shipping and delivery request for team members as needed

5.    Oversee lab safety compliance: 

  • Serve as EHS safety officer, conduct quarterly laboratory safety inspection and ensure safety compliance

  • Serve as emergency evacuation coordinator

  • Provide leadership with a plan in emergency situations, overseeing logistics related to essential staff and ongoing work


•    Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences. 
•    3+ years of experience in an industry setting with a focus on laboratory process improvement, operational administration, and/or interdepartmental collaboration
•    Extensive experience in a wide breadth of BSL2 level in-vitro/in-vivo practices. 
•    Proficiency in Microsoft Office.
•    Demonstrated experience in identifying and implementing operational improvements in general, as well as related software development 
•    Ability to lead/influence others without authority
•    Highly developed verbal and written communication skills, with a demonstrated ability to create content with a deep understanding of industry-specific subject matter, and company standards 
•    Excellent decision-making, communication and collaboration skills with proven cross-functional and multi-level relationship building skills 
•    Excellent organization and attention to detail
•    Express interest in wanting to grow in an operational/management role

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