Lab Service Manager

Eurest Services@AstraZeneca
South San Francisco, CA
May 25, 2021
Required Education
High School or equivalent
Position Type
Full time

Job Summary

Summary Manages lab services and staff within client locations.  

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Understands how R & D laboratories function and has a proven track record of supporting those activities at various complexity levels.
  • Provides day to day oversight and management of the lab staff (Lab Service, Media Prep and Cell Culture Team), tasked with providing the following services:
  • Glassware retrieval, cleaning, autoclaving, and distribution
  • Distributing/purging lab coats and stocking safety glasses in airlocks
  • Maintaining levels of common laboratory plastic consumables
  • Dry Ice/ Nitrogen distribution
  • Preventive Maintenance on Centrifuges, freezers, incubators, waterbaths, etc
  • Maintaining inventory of common media, reagents and chemicals
  • Routine and One-off Buffer/Solution preparation and distribution
  • Cell isolation and maintenance, Cell thaws and freeze downs, plate preparation
  • After hours on-call management (Research)
  • Ensures staff is compliant with all contractual, safety and job-specific regulations.
  • Responsible for process improvements, reporting and implementation of new improvement initiatives.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • R&D lab experience.
  • Strong organizational and verbal/written skills.
  • Self-Motivated to implement systems in place when needed
  • Strong communication skills to engage with the client and the ability to work with a collaborative team
  • Proficient with Microsoft applications as well as enthusiastic to learn other lab software/applications
  • Establishing vendor connections
  • Bachelor’s Degree in the Life Sciences ( Biology, Chemistry, etc) or experience in a lab / managing role for 2+ years



Preferred but not required:

  • Experience with 5S and Lean concepts
  • Familiarity with Electronic Logbook
  • Knowledge of Cell Culture or Media Prep background information