Manager, Research Operations

Lab Based – San Diego, CA

About IconOVir

IconOVir Bio is a preclinical-stage biotechnology company pioneering the next generation of oncolytic virus therapy to improve the treatment of patients with cancer. The Company’s proprietary oncolytic virus platform is based on technology developed by scientific founder Clodagh O’Shea, Ph.D., of the Salk Institute. It is designed to address key limitations of first- and second-generation oncolytic viruses and provide a personalized therapy for cancer patients.

Summary of Position

We are seeking a Manager of Laboratory Operations to lead IconOVir’s discovery and development efforts. The successful candidate will be expected to lead the efforts in lab planning, implement and maintain inventory management systems, and be the laboratory liaison for activities involving EHS, facilities, and purchasing etc., and oversee continuous improvement efforts to ensure operational efficiency. The Laboratory Manager will work closely with the scientific staff to evaluate needs to optimize laboratory operations, including managing new equipment acquisitions, coordinating facility activities/capital projects, scheduling educational seminars, hosting regular operations updates and supporting new employee onboarding etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Collaborate with Research, Product Development, and Facilities to build and maintain a functional R&D facility
  • Manage inventory and purchasing of laboratory supplies and reagents, working with cross-functional groups to reconcile orders, invoices, and receipt confirmations
  • Work closely with Facilities department to optimize equipment maintenance schedules, coordinate with vendors to ensure rapid equipment repairs, equipment induction process, and utilization of electronic asset management system
  • Perform regular preventive activities on laboratory equipment in GLP-like environment, manage equipment moves and space utilization, as well as coordinating emerging equipment and technology demonstrations
  • Initiate and maintain training documents for equipment, hazardous waste management, and laboratory safety
  • Contribute to continual improvement initiatives to increase operational efficiency of the laboratory
  • Lead business enabling activities such as laboratory compliance programs, training and safety programs, and facilities optimization programs.
  • Coordinate equipment services including calibration, maintenance, service contract renewal, software and hardware upgrades and validation/qualification activities for existing equipment
  • Maintain equipment database information including equipment induction, moves, or decommissioning
  • Work to identify and communicate CapEx and OpEx Budget forecasts
  • Continue to support and optimize laboratory programs and activities such as cold unit monitoring, electronic laboratory notebooks, asset and sample inventory, document management, etc.

Qualifications

  • Minimum of BS and 5 years of laboratory experience
  • Experience in lab management, including equipment services
  • Experience training personnel in lab safety and best practices
  • Experience with document management systems, electronic laboratory notebook experience is preferred

Disclaimer

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees assigned to this position.

IconOVir is an equal opportunity employer.  We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

IconOVir does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor or other prohibited grounds specified in applicable federal, state and local laws.

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