Job ID: #8212

Senior Laboratory Manager

Palo Alto, CA
Work For Us
Management

 

Responsibilities of the Senior Laboratory Manager:

  • Maintain and improve upon processes within the lab to increase efficiency including: lab consumables management, chemical management, reagents management, and protocols for equipment
  • Maintenance coordination and tracking of all lab equipment (calibrations, preventative maintenance, repairs and replacements, service contracts, new equipment purchases, space optimization)
  • Maintain lab safety standards by frequent education, refreshers, and walk throughs, and maintain an internal Safety Committee, working closely with partnered safety consultants
  • Business continuity planning in the form of emergency protocols and procedures
  • Orient new scientists to the lab space and various lab processes
  • Implementation of environmental sustainability best practices
  • Create and manage standing purchase orders for centralized lab consumables and reagents
  • Assist with strategy for space planning and maximizing efficiency as company grows
  • Work closely with Facilities Manager to make adjustments to building utilities and lab and office processes as needed
  • Coordinate lab and office move planning and execution
  • Establish and maintain process for mycoplasma testing/SNP typing for all departments that use cell lines
  • Coordinate lab notebook system
  • Conduct regular lab and office space cleanouts
  • Coordinate fridge and freezer storage organization and maintenance
  • Oversee lab safety and regulatory compliance, including tracking of chemicals and hazardous materials and enforcing PPE policy and lab safety rules
  • Oversee the environmental health and safety (EHS) program in the lab, assist safety professionals and licensing agencies, and interface with building facility representatives for facilities-related matters

Requirements of the Senior Laboratory Manager:

  • B.S./M.S. in chemistry, biology, or a related discipline
  • 10+ years of relevant laboratory experience
  • Industry background highly preferred
  • Previous lab management experience
  • Must have some facilities and EHS experience

 

Commonwealth Sciences is a professional recruiting firm specializing in Science, Engineering and Green Technologies. We unite industry professionals with exciting career opportunities by leveraging our technical expertise, advanced recruiting tools and years of staffing experience. CWS works with a variety of disciplines and levels from Research Associates to Scientists, Engineers, Managers and Directors. Our clients value the basic integrity, customer service and industry expertise that defines our organization.

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Commonwealth Sciences is a professional recruiting firm specializing in Science, Engineering and Green Technologies. We unite industry professionals with exciting career opportunities by leveraging our technical expertise, advanced recruiting tools and years of staffing experience. CWS works with a variety of disciplines and levels from Research Associates to Scientists, Engineers, Managers and Directors. Our clients value the basic integrity, customer service and industry expertise that defines our organization.