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Lab Management Specialist (Contract)

Tenaya Therapeutics

South San Francisco, CA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Life Sciences R&D/Engineering
  • Industry: Biotechnology
  • Post Date: 07/15/2024
  • Website: tenayatherapeutics.com
  • Company Address: 171 Oyster Point Blvd, South San Francisco, California 94080, US

About Tenaya Therapeutics

Tenaya Therapeutics is a clinical stage biotechnology company. The Company was founded in 2016 by leading cardiovascular scientists from the David J. Gladstone Institutes and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Job Description

Tenaya Therapeutics is a clinical-stage biotechnology company committed to a bold mission: to discover, develop and deliver potentially curative therapies that address the underlying drivers of heart disease. Tenaya’s most advanced candidates include TN-201, a gene therapy for MYBPC3-associated hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM), TN-401, a gene therapy for PKP2-associated arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC), and TN-301, a small molecule HDAC6 inhibitor being initially developed for heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF). Tenaya also has multiple early-stage programs progressing through preclinical development.

Tenaya is headquartered in South San Francisco, California, USA, with a team that comprises over 140 employees. Inspired by the majesty of Tenaya Peak in Yosemite National Park, our name represents the tenacity of our team in reaching our ultimate peak – the delivery of new therapies for heart disease to the patients who need them.

For more information, please visit www.TenayaTherapeutics.com and follow us on LinkedIn.

Diversity & Inclusion is a core Value for Tenaya Therapeutics, and we encourage those from under-represented communities to apply.

We are looking for a highly organized and proactive Contract Lab Management Specialist to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for coordinating lab equipment maintenance, procuring lab supplies, and ensuring smooth and safe lab operations through active collaboration with lab users.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the laboratory maintenance and calibration schedule to ensure all equipment is functioning optimally.
  • Coordinate lab equipment maintenance and calibration events with research groups.
  • Manage relationships with third-party suppliers for maintenance and calibration services.
  • Ensure the availability of lab equipment and supplies to support ongoing research needs.
  • Serve as the system administrator for the Rees equipment monitoring system, acting as a backup for alarm responses related to incubators, refrigerators, and freezers.
  • Mentor and train lab users on the Ress system to ensure on-call readiness.
  • Process contract and purchase requests for lab equipment and supplies.
  • Actively oversee laboratory supply inventory for general use areas.
  • Maintain an up-to-date equipment asset log and manage the distribution and collection of lab notebooks.
  • Perform routine lab inspections and collaborate with lab users to ensure safety compliance.
  • Contribute to continuous improvement initiatives to increase operational efficiency of the laboratory.

 

Requirements

  • Bachelor's of Science in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Biology, or related physical science. >1 year experience with laboratory equipment operation, maintenance and/or repair OR Associate degree from an accredited college or university, with 3-5 years related experience in equipment operation, maintenance and/or repair. 
  • 2 to 3 years of lab management experience including inventory and equipment management.
  • Exposure to laboratory and safety protocols, either as a Research Assistant (RA) or in lab management.
  • Experience handling vendors for equipment and lab supplies.
  • Proficient in using MS Word/Excel/PowerPoint system.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to problem-solve and troubleshoot.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Detail-oriented with a commitment to maintaining high safety standards.

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