ShapeTX® is pioneering the field of programmable RNA medicines to repair the genetic causes of diseases. By merging innovations in AI and RNA technology to generate and analyze hundreds of billions of therapeutic possibilities, ShapeTX is developing breakthroughs in RNA editing, next-generation AAVs, and disruptive gene therapy manufacturing. The ShapeTX platform enables pharma innovators to design treatments across a wide range of diseases, including rare genetic disorders as well as debilitating conditions, such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and many more. You can find us at and on LinkedIn and Twitter.

At ShapeTX, we are a dynamic team of professionals who are dedicated and passionate about making cures a reality. Through diversity of thought, scientific knowledge, professional rigor and focus we are merging cutting-edge science with extensive drug development expertise to unlock cures to many debilitating diseases.

Shape Therapeutics is headquartered in Seattle, Washington with a satellite site in Boston, Massachusetts.

ShapeTX is looking for a highly motivated individual with a strong passion for learning to join the growing Operations team as a Lab Operations Associate. In this role, the successful candidate will contribute to our overall growth and make a positive impact by taking ownership of all incoming and outbound shipments. The candidate will also help maintain a clean and functional laboratory space and use basic laboratory equipment to mix and aliquot buffers and cell culture media while working cross functionally with multiple teams across Research and Process and Product Development.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Prepare Buffers and Media for use by laboratory staff
    • Follow recipes and applicable SOPs as required
    • Execute preparations with quality and consistency using aseptic technique, accurately document work
    • Preparation of buffers and media from small scale < 100 mL to large 30 L
    • Stock the prepared media/buffer in the appropriate location and storage condition
    • QC prepared solutions as appropriate
    • Maintain inventory of chemicals and components required for solution preparation
    • Reconcile spent chemicals to maintain up to date chemical inventory
  • Shipping & receiving of temperature sensitive, biological, & hazardous materials
  • Inspect incoming shipments for accuracy and damage, and record incoming goods into the ERP system
  • Coordinate with parcel carriers and customs authorities to schedule shipments and investigate delays
  • Prepare international shipping documents such as commercial invoices and bills of lading
  • Own the inventory for all shipping related consumables, including packaging materials, and insulated coolers
  • Prepare cold chain shipments in accordance with DOT and/or IATA requirements as appropriate (training provided)
  • Maintain accurate data entry of packing slips and chemical inventory records
  • Contribute to the ongoing improvement of our processes and workflows
  • Support laboratory employees by maintaining a clean laboratory environment
  • Wash and autoclave glassware as needed
  • Keep organized records and documentation
  • Collaborate and work cross functionally with other departments to ensure laboratory operations and activities are properly supported and maintained
  • Perform other duties as required


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Associate degree/or other biotechnology certificate and 0-1 year of relevant biotech experience or bachelor’s degree in scientific discipline

Skills and Experience:

  • Experience in a laboratory environment
  • Basic chemistry proficiency that enables solution preparation
  • A collaborative, team player and good lab citizen with a customer service mentality
  • A well-organized self-starter with a proven record of working independently
  • Demonstrated ability to solve problems and overcome challenges
  • Ability to follow instructions and procedures
  • Ability to multitask and support various needs of scientific staff
  • Effective communication skills
  • Stamina to stand for extended periods, shovel/scoop dry ice, and lift up to 55 lbs
  • Willingness to adhere to PPE requirements; lab coats, disposable gloves, cryogenic gloves (as needed), and safety glasses are required
  • Aptitude to successfully complete provided trainings in bio-hazardous materials, hazardous materials transportation, chemical safety, and blood borne pathogens
  • Working knowledge of NetSuite or a similar ERP system preferred
  • Experience with basic Microsoft and Google software

We aspire to Shape Life! not only through our science, but also through our commitment to foster an inclusive environment that supports diverse perspectives and experiences.

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