Senior Logistics Technician

Background

Immunai was founded in December 2018. We are a multidisciplinary team of immunologists, genomics technologists, computer scientists, engineers, mathematicians and operators singularly focused on solving an audacious challenge. Backed by some of the leading scientific minds in immunology, oncology, and single cell genomics, we are up for the challenge.

Immunai has begun the process of mapping millions of immune cells and their functions in order to build a proprietary data set for clinical immunological data. The immune system mapping will play an important role in boosting R&D efforts in developing targeted therapies for different diseases. Because of the complexity of the immune system and the difficulty to anticipate how drugs will affect each cell, our increased understanding can be used to boost clinical response to different cellular therapies.

Immunai’s mission is to map the immune system with neural networks and transfer learning techniques informed by deep immunology knowledge. We developed the tools and knowhow to help every immuno-oncology and cell therapy researcher excel at their job. This helps increase the speed in which drugs are developed and brought to market by elucidating their mechanisms of action and resistance.

 
Location – New York, NY, USA
Reports to – Biorepository Lead
 

Responsibilities

● Biorepository Scaling – Works collaboratively to plan laboratory space expansion, scale and optimize workflows, and to develop strategies for maintaining quality, high- throughput processing, provides customer support for biorepository <-> client interfacing, helps to build data-driven management approach that facilitates growth and optimizes for efficiency and visibility.
● Biospecimen Management – Performs accounting of received, stored, and distributed biospecimens using our Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS). Ensures organized biospecimen storage and seamless sample preparation for downstream experiments.
● Laboratory Operations – Provides facilities and equipment support, liaises with landlord facility operations teams, facilitates asset and lifecycle management, triages and troubleshoots facility or equipment issues, gathers technical info for feedback on contracts and equipment, anticipates and recommends action on threats to production throughput or continuity, mines data and assists in creating operational reporting dashboards.
● Laboratory Information Management System – Works collaboratively to scale LIMS and implement as an end-to-end solution.
● Supply Management – Ensures adequate stocks of necessary supplies and procures new stocks as necessary to ensure work continuity. Maintains awareness of new product offerings for continued optimization of workflows.
● Sample Collection Kit Preparation – Liaises with sample collection sites to ensure adequate and timely provisioning of collection supplies. Executes supply assembly, labeling, quality control, and distribution of sample collection kits.
● Standard Operating Procedures – Creating, editing, and maintaining Immunai SOPs and other guidance documents.
● Other duties as assigned

Desired Personal Traits

● You want to make an impact on humankind
● You prioritize “We” over “I”
● You enjoy getting things done - with super high quality
● You collaborate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
● You have superior skills and experience, and constantly strive to be world-class in what
you do
● You constantly challenge your own assumptions, pushing for continuous improvement
● You have a growth mindset
● You take pride in owning crucial tasks and successfully executing them
● No problem is not your problem
● You make decisions that favor the company, not yourself or your team
● You strive for excellence, but accept other people’s mistakes and failures
● You are candor, authentic and transparent
● You are tenacious and optimistic
 

Qualifications

Required Qualifications
Established, proven knowledge of good laboratory practice techniques, general safety controls and equipment procedures, universal precautions in biospecimen handling and blood-borne pathogen training.
The candidate will need to provide a record of Hepatitis B immunization or sign a waiver declining immunization. 3-5 years’ prior experience in biorepository or biobanking operations. Experience in laboratory sample asset and inventory management using LIMS and other record systems. Familiarity using cryogenic storage equipment. Experience in liquid handling (pipetting) and reagent preparation. Proficient in spreadsheets, customer communications, and troubleshooting. The Senior Logistics Technician will be required to live within 60 mins commute to lower Manhattan.
 
Desired Qualification
Prior experience working in a biotech startup environment.
Experience in R, Tableau, Benchling, Google Cloud Platform, Remote Freezer Management Systems & Asana (or similar).

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