Operation Manager

San Diego, CA
Jun 01, 2021
Biotech Beach
Required Education
Position Type

We are seeking a highly talented and motivated Operation Manager to support Adcentrx Therapeutics ground-breaking efforts in cancer biotherapeutics drug development. The candidate will join a new team of researchers in San Diego, with the goal of developing novel targeted therapeutics that can make a difference in the life of cancer patients.

The Operation Manager will work closely with members of the research team. This individual will lead day to day management of our facility and laboratory space, as well as oversee distribution and inventory of our supplies. This is a hands-on management role responsible for supporting day to day activities of a small team. The candidate will be part of a cross-functional team in a highly collaborative and dynamic research environment working closely on a shared mission.


• Provide administrative support to functioning lab including purchasing, managing lab supply consumables, and maintaining inventory lists

• Manage contract with vendors, PO generation and purchasing

• Perform routine calibration, maintenance, and cleaning of lab equipment, (cytometers, plate readers, etc.), as well as document service reports

• Develop maintenance SOP's

• Work with EH&S consultants in the role of Safety Office, ensuring compliance and safety training for staff

• Oversee all facility related activities and liaison with vendors and landlord to resolve facility issues and maintenance

• Identify and manage inter-dependencies at the project level

• Organize and support cross-functional meetings, and follow up on action items


• MS or PhD degree in Biology, Chemistry or other related scientific area with 2+ years experience in managing a research laboratory

• Team player with good interpersonal skills and ability to build working relationships across functional areas

• Ability to take initiative and work independently

• Knowledge of relevant safety protocols

• Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment

• Ability to analyze and resolve problems independently

• Excellent documentation and organizational skills

• Project management experience within a research organization is preferred

Adcentrx Therapeutics is proud to offer a competitive total compensation package as well as a comprehensive benefits program designed to support the lives of our employees and their families. Benefits include medical, vision and dental coverage, 401(k), company paid holidays, and stock options.

Adcentrx Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, age, gender identity, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.