Apriori Bio is an early-stage biotechnology company with an ambitious and exciting mission: to design and produce next-generation vaccines that can protect against a wide range of the most dangerous and rapidly evolving infectious pathogen threats. The company is developing a revolutionary approach to this challenge and recruiting a team of top-tier experimental and computational scientists to build what it believes will be a powerful, first-in-category R&D platform.

Apriori Bio is a product of Flagship Pioneering’s venture creation engine, which has also given rise to companies such as Moderna Therapeutics (NASDAQ: MRNA), Rubius Therapeutics (NASDAQ: RUBY), and Editas Medicines (NASDAQ: EDIT). Since Flagship’s founding in 2000, the firm has originated and fostered the development of more than 100 scientific ventures, resulting in over $34 billion in aggregate value, 500+ issued patents, and more than 50 clinical trials for novel therapeutic agents.

Position Summary:

We are seeking a highly motivated, collaborative, and detail-oriented Senior Laboratory Manager to join our quickly growing team and help develop a new class of vaccines. The successful candidate will have an advanced degree in Biology, Chemistry, or a related field and will have direct experience managing lab facilities, vendors, and teams within a fast-paced and dynamic science-driven environment.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain and optimize processes within the lab to increase efficiency and effectiveness, including as regards lab consumables and the scheduling of experiments and associated equipment.
  • Oversee the design and build-out of lab space at a new location and manage relocation from Apriori Bio's current space.
  • Coordinate the ordering, delivery, installation and maintenance of lab equipment, including through service contracts, preventive maintenance, calibration, etc.
  • Ensure lab consumables are adequately stocked.
  • Coordinate lab deliveries, shipments and waste removal.
  • Collaborate regularly with scientists to identify and address any workflow bottlenecks, inefficiencies, opportunities for process improvement, and logistical or administrative issues in the lab.
  • Coordinate annual lab permits and license renewals.
  • Establish and implement lab management procedures; create and manage associated documentation.
  • Anticipate, troubleshoot, and resolve operational problems, and address occasional lab emergencies.
  • Oversee lab safety and regulatory compliance, including tracking of biologics, chemicals, and hazardous materials, and implementing PPE policies and lab safety rules.
  • Manage lab safety program, including via training and safety committees.

 Basic Qualifications:

  • B.S. or M.S. in biology, molecular biology, biochemistry, bioengineering, immunology, or related field
  • 5+ years of experience working in a biotech / pharmaceutical lab environment
  • Experience with tissue culture and aseptic techniques for cellular and molecular biology
  • Direct experience with lab software and enterprise software systems
  • A high level of initiative, good judgment, and the ability to work with little supervision.
  • Strong interpersonal skills; effective and proactive communication and ability to collaborate with a wide array of personalities and work styles, and across functional areas
  • Knowledge of local, state, and applicable federal regulations relating to lab safety
  • Great attention to detail, including a proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously, as well as the ability to think strategically and execute methodically
  • Stellar work ethic and a passion for research 

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • 10+ years of experience working in a biotech / pharmaceutical lab environment
  • Experience with both direct and indirect supervision of lab staff
  • Familiarity with the Cambridge Biosafety Committee and its workings.
  • Deep understanding of the research and development environment as well as High Throughput Screening technologies and operations
  • Experience with the procurement and negotiation of goods and services in a lab environment.
  • Experience working with LEAN and AGILE frameworks for project and process management
Flagship Pioneering and our ecosystem companies are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status.
Recruitment & Staffing Agencies: Flagship Pioneering and its affiliated Flagship Lab companies (collectively, “FSP”) do not accept unsolicited resumes from any source other than candidates. The submission of unsolicited resumes by recruitment or staffing agencies to FSP or its employees is strictly prohibited unless contacted directly by Flagship Pioneering’s internal Talent Acquisition team. Any resume submitted by an agency in the absence of a signed agreement will automatically become the property of FSP, and FSP will not owe any referral or other fees with respect thereto.

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