Careers

Laboratory Manager

Location: Cambridge, MA

POSITION

Kronos Bio seeks a highly motivated Laboratory Manager to support the expanding research team in Cambridge, MA. In this role the candidate will use their exceptional organizational skills to support all research activities. The candidate must have experience in the following areas: maintaining adequate inventory of research consumables; handling of hazardous materials according to EH&S guidelines; maintaining laboratory instruments using service contracts; record keeping and adherence to all regulatory requirements. Successful candidate will demonstrate a desire to learn and take on new tasks as they arise as it is expected that this role will assume a large variety of operations tasks.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND DUTIES

  • Implement and maintain processes to manage common lab supplies, stock inventory, and order lab consumables
  • Oversee lab equipment purchases, including price negotiation, purchasing, and installation
  • Coordinate and ensure proper maintenance and repair of lab equipment
  • Oversee lab safety and regulatory compliance, including tracking of chemicals and hazardous materials and enforcing PPE policy and laboratory safety rules
  • Take responsibility for shipping sensitive and critical materials within and outside the country (dry ice, cryogenic, temperature control, shipments of high value, hazardous material shipments (DOT/IATA and other training courses will be provided)
  • Coordinate fridge and freezer storage organization and maintenance (cell banking, defrost cycles, etc.)
  • Direct daily receiving operations, reconcile inventories upon receiving, distribute common stock to Supply Rooms as well as individual orders to end users
  • Ensures lab users have been trained on the correct use of the lab equipment, in addition to mentoring and developing lab users in following safety policies/procedures that have been established for the lab
  • Ensures that the laboratory is cleaned/sanitized and kept in an orderly manner
  • Conduct safety and best practices training as well as best practices for sterility for all lab personnel
  • Develop, implement, and manage record keeping systems for MTAs, service contracts, and other documentation
  • Assist project teams with ongoing operational needs
  • Project based experiments including cell culture, cell-based assays, molecular biology, as needed

SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

  • Education: B.S. in scientific discipline or equivalent
  • Experience/Specific Skills:
    • 1-4 years in a supporting scientific research
    • Basic laboratory techniques: pipetting, tissue culture, buffer preparations
    • Knowledge of Research Safety
    • Familiarity with Scientific Equipment
    • Excellent Communication Skills
    • Basic computer skills

To apply for this position, please forward your resume and cover letter to careers@kronosbio.com.