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Scientist III

South San Francisco, CA 94080

Posted: 07/09/2024 Employment Type: Contract Industry: Medical Affairs Job Number: 11766 Pay Rate: $66.00 - $83.00 Remote Friendly: Onsite

Job Description

Our client is a leading biotechnology company that discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines to treat patients with serious or life-threatening medical conditions. They are among the world's leading biotech companies, with multiple products on the market and a promising development pipeline.

Job Overview:
We seek a highly motivated contract lab operations manager to join us 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.

  • 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.
  • Oversee daily operations in our research labs, including safety, compliance, and routine equipment maintenance.
  • Work closely in collaboration with EH&S and Facilities departments to maintain a safe, compliant, and fully- functional and efficient work environment.
  • Support, strategize, coordinate, and execute all large-scale facility changes - including space planning, lab reorganizations, cleanout and/or expansions.
  • Collaborate with translational research teams to develop and implement sample management system for appropriate handling, storage, and documentation of preclinical and clinical samples.
  • 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.
  • Proactively mitigate, troubleshoot, manage, and resolve lab-related issues; coordinate off-hours emergency response.
  • Participate in and contribute to team and department meetings, and effectively communicate/coordinate with laboratory staff and stakeholders across different departments and functions.

Job Requirements

  • The successful candidate will hold BS or higher degree(s) in Cell/Molecular/Cancer Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Biological/Chemical Engineering, or related discipline.
  • 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.

Meet Your Recruiter

Jay Hite
Recruiter, Account Manager

As a Recruiter at Compass, Jay enjoys meeting job seekers and helping them to find new and exciting opportunities. He enjoys the process of getting to know candidates and learning all about their experience and what their future goals are. Jay feels the excitement of his candidates and is passionate about helping to find a fit both culturally and professionally. 

When Jay isn’t working, he enjoys bike rides, trying out new foods, tequila tasting and watching movies.  

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