LABORATORY MANAGER

Hayward, CA 

 

At Prellis Biologics, we engineer innovative synthetic transplantable organs as an alternative to human organ donations for advancement of treatment of human disease and develop in vitro tissue platforms for screening, diagnostics, and therapeutic development. Please send your resume to jobs@prellisbio.com if you are interested in applying. 

Essential Functions

 

We are looking for a Laboratory Manager to develop, implement and manage processes, systems, and inventory in a BSL2 tissue engineering laboratory. The successful candidate will manage lab operations in symbiosis with the scientific and engineering teams, supporting cell culture and molecular biology operations. 

  • Develops and implements of laboratory operations procedures and systems, including training and enforcing compliance

  • Manages procurement of laboratory supplies inventory, anticipating needed supplies

  • Collaborates cross-functionally across the organization to provide operations support

  • Supports novel solutions to unique technical problems

  • Ensures maintenance of laboratory equipment performance by developing troubleshooting procedures and coordinating service and repairs

  • Coordinates with safety officers to manage chemical, laser and biosafety measures in the laboratory

  • Design and execute experiments to test the appropriateness and functionality of new reagents or equipment

Preferred Experience and Education

The successful hire is a scientist or engineer with:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree in related discipline (cell biology, immunology, microbiology, chemistry, biomedical engineering, molecular biology, mechanical or electrical engineering with cell biology experience) 

 

Other Requirements

Candidates should be: 

  • Able to relocate to the Bay Area as needed

  • Enthusiastically willing to work in lab 80-100% of the time

 

Required Skills

  • Strong technical, written, verbal, and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively with a demonstrated ability to maintain clear, accurate and up-to-date records

  • In depth knowledge of biological laboratory equipment and the operation of R&D laboratories

  • Proficiency in:

    • General maintenance of microscopes, scales, incubators, autoclaves and centrifuges

    • Making and maintaining buffers

    • Inventory of reagents, and common laboratory chemicals

  • Mammalian cell culture experience

  • Strong organizational skills

  • Self-motivated, flexible, able to prioritize, multi-task, and work in a fast-paced & dynamic environment.

Preferred Additional Skills

  • Prior experience in development and implementation of BSL2 R&D laboratory environments.

  • Proficiency in:

    • Designing and executing of experiments

    • Molecular biology techniques

    • Cell biology techniques

  • Ability to work independently and in cross-functional team environment

 

Prellis is committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity. Applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, color, religion, national origin, age, and disability (so long as such disability can be reasonably accommodated) or any other status protected by applicable law. Prellis encourages all qualified applicants to apply.