Job Details

  • Title: Lab Operations Specialist
  • Code: RCI-08044
  • Location: Santa Monica California (CA) 90404
  • Posted Date: 03/12/2020
  • Duration: 12 Months
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  Job Description

We are seeking a highly motivated individual with scientific background and laboratory management experience to join us as a Laboratory Operations, Specialist II, Cell Therapy Research Operations in Research. The successful candidate will perform laboratory operations and management to enable our Research organization in advancing our exciting and expansive CAR T and TCR pipelines and next generation adaptive immunotherapy.

  • Expected to work with supply centers and manage department purchasing, aid in optimization of laboratory organization, perform regular audits to ensure safety compliance within the lab areas, interface with key stakeholders such as EHS, facility, and purchasing, and oversee continuous improvement efforts to ensure operational efficiency
  • Work closely with the scientific staff to evaluate needs to optimize laboratory operations, including managing new equipment acquisitions, coordinating facility activities/capital projects, scheduling educational seminars, hosting regular operations updates and supporting new employee onboarding
  • Manage purchasing of laboratory supplies and reagents, working with cross-functional groups to track orders, reconcile orders, invoices, and receipt confirmations
  • Oversee research MSA/MTA/SOW processes and administrative contracts for laboratory services and laboratory materials
  • Actively oversee laboratory supply inventory for general use areas
  • Oversee and maintain laboratory policies and procedures for equipment maintenance, laboratory cleanliness and organization, Environmental Health and Safety requirements
  • Work with facilities department to coordinate equipment maintenance schedules, and coordinate with vendors to ensure rapid equipment repairs, equipment induction process, and utilization of electronic asset management system
  • Maintain training documents for equipment, hazardous waste management, and laboratory safety
  • Acts as a point of contact between cross functional groups, sites, and outside collaborations + vendors
  • Work with teams to assist with sample inventory onsite and offsite; act as coordinator with offsite storage project management team
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to increase operational efficiency of the laboratory
  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Biology, Immunology, or other Life sciences with 1-3 years relevant laboratory management experience
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills are essential
  • Strong understanding (advanced skills) of Word, Excel, & PowerPoint
  • Self-motivated with a strong sense of ownership in areas of responsibility
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced company environment with potentially minimal direction and able to adjust workload based upon changing priorities