MycoWorks is the biotechnology company that produces Reishi™, a Fine Mycelium™ option for leather that is neither animal nor plastic. We are currently shipping product to brand partners in fashion, and we are backed by some of the leading venture capital firms in Silicon Valley. Our mission is to benefit the world with new materials that offer superior performance to animal leathers and plastic. As a team, we are data-driven in our commitment to quality, and we strive for transparency, empathy and thriving in the relationships we’re building with customers, partners, and each other.
MycoWorks is committed to building a diverse team and an inclusive environment where all employees belong. Women, gender non-confirming individuals, people of color, individuals with disabilities, veterans and LGBTQ candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
MycoWorks is seeking a Laboratory Manager to support our Fine Mycelium Research and Development teams. The ideal candidate thrives in a fast-paced, dynamic, sometimes ambiguous work environment. The lab manager will be responsible for day-to-day lab operations, equipment/automation maintenance, ordering, stocking, space, and safety. It will be the lab Manager’s responsibility to ensure that the team has everything they need to succeed, from equipment to specimens, to reagents and consumables.
Support day-to-day R&D operations
Responsible for laboratory equipment, their maintenance, scheduling service when necessary.
Works with building facilities and maintenance to ensure the laboratory is in good upkeep and any repairs/renovations are performed in a timely manner.
Ensure lab safety and EH&S compliance with the help of our internal EHS teams. Ensure new hires are onboarded with respect to safety procedures.
Stocking and managing laboratory inventory with respect to chemicals, glassware, supplies and all consumables.. Anticipating needed supplies, placing and expediting orders for supplies
Working with procurement and supply chain teams within the company to procure materials to keep the lab running. Verifying receipt of supplies.
Obtain quotes and submit purchase requisitions.
Working with vendors to ensure orders arrive on time and are on track.
Demo and help in installation of new equipment and instrumentation
Provides administrative support for members of the lab.
Other responsibilities may be necessary, as required by MycoWorks team members
BS/BA degree in Biological or biochemical Sciences, related field, or equivalent
A minimum of 3+ years of industry-related experience preferred
Excellent internal and external written and verbal communication skills
Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multitasking skills
Experience with laboratory equipment management software a plus