Facilities Specialist

San Francisco, California
May 07, 2022
Biotech Bay
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type

Olema Oncology (NASDAQ: OLMA) is a biopharmaceutical company developing innovative targeted therapies for women’s cancers.  Our lead program, OP-1250, a potential best-in-class complete estrogen receptor antagonist (CERAN), is in development to treat estrogen receptor-positive (ER+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2-) breast cancer. Olema recently initiated a Phase 1/2 dose-escalation and expansion clinical trial of OP-1250. We are supported in our mission by experienced and accomplished scientists and board members, leading healthcare investors, and some of the most innovative pharma companies. For more information about the company please visit www.olema.com

The Role:

This role reports to the Senior Director of Facilities, it is a full-time onsite position based in San Francisco.  This is a fantastic opportunity for a hands-on Facilities Specialist to manage the day-to-day functions of the department across multiple Olema facilities including research lab and office.

What You Will Do:
  • Provide general facility monitoring and support service
  • Conduct weekly facilities rounds and inspection
  • Monitor and maintain critical lab systems (LN2, Milli Q, CO2)
  • Perform all aspects material management including shipping receiving, mail distribution, and lab restocking
  • Support research team with all infrastructure needs including vendor relationships, service and maintenance of scientific equipment, and coordinate calibrations
  • Respond to facility requests, assess problems, and take the necessary corrective action
  • Grow knowledge of all operational aspects of building systems
  • Coordinate with outside contractors for the service and repairs of equipment
  • Maintain office spaces to Olema quality standards

What You Will Bring:

  • 2+ years of shipping and receiving
  • Prior experience working in a lab setting
  • Ability to lift 15+ pounds
  • Basic budgetary and contract administration policies and procedures
  • Assessment and recommendation of repairs/upgrades of facility or infrastructure

Personal Characteristics:

Given the “small biotech” nature of the Company, cultural fit of the successful candidate is an important criterion for their success at Olema. Desired characteristics include a high level of curiosity, intelligence, ability to work independently, “can do” attitude, and ability to work cross-functionally. Strong initiative and follow through are essential for this job.  

Specific personal characteristics include:

  • A strong desire to learn
  • A commitment to excellence
  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic; fast learner who can identify the core project challenges and expeditiously change course as required in a fast-paced organization
  • Teamwork and collaboration; balances team and individual responsibilities; gives and welcomes feedback; puts success of team above own interests; supports everyone's efforts to succeed; shares expertise with others
  • Be a “difference maker” in terms of one’s professionalism and contributions
  • Have impeccable professional ethics, integrity and judgment
  • Be collegial, hard-working, confident, a self-starter and have a passion for results
  • Must be able to lift 35 lbs
  • Ability to respond to after hours emergencies
Additional Information:   We require all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, subject to approved medical or religious exemptions or disability accommodations.   We believe that great ideas and discoveries come from a mix of expertise, background, and experience. Olema is building a culture where the value of difference is celebrated. We provide equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment.    Olema offers competitive compensation and benefits. We seek to provide an open, flexible, and friendly work environment to empower people and to provide them with a platform to develop their long-term careers.   Please note: Olema does not accept agency resumes and we are not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes. Thank you.