Lab Manager

Cambridge, MA
May 03, 2019

The Role

Rheos is seeking a Lab Manager to maintain and expand our biology/discovery/chemistry lab including lab supply inventory, procurement, equipment maintenance and safety within our highly collaborative, shared laboratory environment.


Major Responsibilities:


  • Assist diverse lab groups in the maintenance and expansion of a biotech lab including maintaining an environment of collaboration and creativity that is fundamental to our culture.
  • Think critically to resolve unique issues revolving around a shared work environment
  • Manage and oversee the maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment, including daily upkeep, routine quality control and troubleshooting, and scheduling of preventative maintenance
  • Lead management of alarm systems, including restoration, resets, and routine checks
  • Develop optimal, cost-effective solutions for use of lab reagents and operation of equipment
  • Manage procurement (including negotiation), shipping, and receiving (IATA Certification preferred)
  • Establish and maintain relationships with vendor representatives
  • Working closely with business and operations team to drive contracts to resolution and execution
  • Manage and oversee the inventory management control program
  • Ensure safe and efficient laboratory operations
  • Manage chemical inventories and work with EHS consultants to manage liquid and solid waste pickup and storage of chemical and biohazard waste
  • Routinely inspect lab safety equipment 
  • Liaise with building facilities manager and safety consultant


Requirements and Qualifications:



  • BS in a science related discipline


Required Experience:

  • At least 2 years’ experience in lab operations/management; ideally in industry
  • Previous experience with lab management in an academic lab or early stage biotech is essential, including ordering reagents, managing, purchasing and maintenance of equipment, and responsibility for overall organization in the lab
  • The candidate must be capable of contributing independently and able to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, team-oriented environment with colleagues from diverse disciplines
  • Candidates with experience in a startup biotech environment will be favorably considered

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and/or projects· Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Outlook, Publisher, PowerPoint), proficiency with database systems
  • Strong communication, collaboration, problem solving, and negotiation skills



Apply Now

At Rheos, the well-being of our employees and their families is important to us.  We offer comprehensive and competitive health, financial, paid time off and many other benefits designed to promote the health and financial well-being of our employees and their families.

Note to Recruitment Agencies: Please do not forward any agency resumes. Rheos Medicine is not responsible for any fees related to resumes that are unsolicited.


Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D/V.

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