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Scientist III

S San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 07/12/2024 Employment Type: Contract Job Category: Scientific Job Number: 610612 Is job remote?: No Country: United States

Job Description

Lab Operations Manager, Translational Medicine – Oncology

The Position:
The Translational Medicine function at our organization has a vision to transform patient care through borderless, innovative, and rigorous translational science that will catalyze the development of new medicines, accelerate drug development timelines, and discover new therapeutic strategies. To fulfill our vision, we recruit talented and highly motivated individuals to develop and execute innovative biomarker and diagnostic strategies to drive clinical development through all phases of the portfolio, and conduct foundational disease-oriented translational research to maximize our scientific and clinical impact. We seek a highly motivated contract lab operations manager to join our organization and support laboratory operations/management efforts in the Translational Medicine – Oncology department. The candidate will support a highly diverse and dynamic translational research organization and act as the single point of contact (SPOC) for all laboratory operations.


1. The candidate will support the department’s wet-lab translational research organization by consolidating laboratory operations and management efforts to streamline processes, bolster data management and record keeping workflows, and augment experimental and instrumentation capabilities through operational excellence.
2. Oversee daily operations in our research labs, including safety, compliance, and routine equipment maintenance.
3. Work closely in collaboration with EH&S and Facilities departments to maintain a safe, compliant, and fully-functional and efficient work environment.
4. Support, strategize, coordinate, and execute all large-scale facility changes - including space planning, lab reorganizations, cleanout and/or expansions.
5. Collaborate with translational research teams to develop and implement sample management system for appropriate handling, storage, and documentation of preclinical and clinical samples.
6. Work seamlessly with Translational Medicine Leadership Team, Franchise Heads, and Business Operations to coordinate lab operating budget/bulk reagent acquisitions, capital expenditures strategy, and execution of departmental lab priorities and goals.
7. Proactively mitigate, troubleshoot, manage, and resolve lab-related issues; coordinate off-hours emergency response.
8. Participate in and contribute to team and department meetings, and effectively communicate/coordinate with laboratory staff and stakeholders across different departments and functions at our organization.


- The successful candidate will hold BS or higher degree(s) in Cell/Molecular/Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Biological/Chemical Engineering, or related disciplines.
- 3+ years of experience in lab management/operations, preferably in an industry environment.
- Hands-on laboratory research experience in biochemistry/cell/molecular biology, immuno-oncology, or related disciplines (and corresponding instrumentation).
- Highly organized, strict attention to detail, and adaptable, with excellent communication skills.
- Ability to collaborate, assemble teams, and work effectively across departments and functions.
- Excellent analytical skills and flexibility in resolving complex lab issues and operational challenges.
- Location for this role is on-site at our headquarters (South San Francisco).

What to expect from us:

- A dynamic research environment dedicated to the pursuit of clinical discovery research by leveraging high-content multimodal clinical and biomarker data to develop the next generation of therapeutic targeting strategies.
- Access to extensive clinical/biomarker datasets and patient samples.
- Industry-leading technologies and unparalleled infrastructure and research support.
- Campus-like, collegial lifestyle with a healthy work-life balance.
- Participation in multiple seminar series featuring leading academic and industry scientists.
- Mentored opportunities to further develop professional skills.


Pay Rate Range: $50-80/hr. Salary will be commensurate with experience 
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