Lab Manager

Brisbane, CA
Jun 18, 2018
Required Education
Position Type
Full time

About UNITY:

Unity Biotechnology is a biopharmaceutical company based in the San Francisco bay area that is discovering and developing novel medicines to treat chronic diseases associated with aging. Our mission is to extend human healthspan: the period in one’s life unburdened by the disease of aging.

Job Description:

Unity Biotechnology is seeking to hire a Lab Manager. The Lab Manager is responsible for lab organization and laboratory support services to maximize the technical staffs’ productivity. A qualified candidate is energetic, extremely organized, and takes a proactive stance towards solving problems. This position requires adaptability and an ability to perform at a high level in a fast-paced environment.


* Bachelor’s degree in the biological sciences and a minimum of 4 years of relevant experience in the biopharmaceutical industry or equivalent experience.

* Demonstrated knowledge of regulations of biohazard facilities and biological and chemical material handling

* Must have demonstrated effectiveness as a hands-on, results-oriented person who is willing and able to work on a wide range of activities.

* Strong organizational skills

* Strong management and leadership skills; comfort with leadership & accountability.

* Excellent critical thinking and problem solving skills; must be able to work collaboratively across functions, levels and departments toward shared objectives

* Ability to handle multiple tasks

* Ability to work cooperatively and strategically in a team environment with all levels of professional, technical and administrative staff and to integrate resources on a timely and organized basis.

* Take initiative to identify issues or gaps and resolve them

* Independent and self-motivated, able to work independently and efficiently

* Conduct and/or manage multiple tasks with efficiency, effectiveness and attention to detail

* Must be able to lift 50 lbs

* A strong desire to be part of a growing company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Oversee and lead the day to day operation of the labs, ensuring operational efficiency, organization and safety of the employees

* Ensure compliance with laboratory facilities standard operating procedures and best practices

* Interface with consultants and other internal staff to implement safety requirements, organize and maintain EH&S protocols, records, reports and compliance, prepare for inspections, ensure that employees receive proper safety training and maintain training records.

* Safely handle chemical and biological waste management, including ordering waste pickups, maintaining waste logs, and filing necessary paperwork

* Coordinate repair, maintenance, and calibration of laboratory equipment

* Monitors and maintains an adequate inventory of research lab glassware, materials, stock solutions, and laboratory equipment.

* Purchasing stock supplies, reagents, and miscellaneous items for the lab

* Coordinates daily consumable supply stocking and ordering.

* Oversight of an inventory management system for inventory tracking and replenishment.

* Organize and participate in product and software evaluations and tutorials

* Negotiating contracts and interacting with vendor representatives

* Responsible for development of tracking procedures, establishment and maintenance of service contracts and warranties with vendors

* Write and implement laboratory policies and procedures; coordinates training for scientific staff in the general use and function of designated equipment

* Designate laboratory space and assets to meet the overall needs of the research organization

* Working with accounting to assign invoices to the appropriate department

* Preparing cost-saving analyses and other documents to assist in budgetary discussions

* Point of contact for laboratory emergencies

* Other tasks as assigned