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Lab Operations Manager

Vevo Therapeutics

Vevo Therapeutics

South San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 4, 2024
About Vevo Therapeutics
We are a biotechnology company based in San Francisco. We are using our in vivo drug discovery platform and AI models trained on its data to uncover better drugs for more patients. Our Mosaic platform is the first to make in vivo data generation scalable, with single-cell precision, to capture in vivo context of disease at the first step of drug discovery and to better represent patient diversity in drug response over current in vitro assays. We are using Mosaic to build the world’s largest in vivo atlas of how drugs interact with patient cells and how they alter gene function in diverse biological contexts. We are using the unprecedented scale and sophistication of the data in this atlas to train single-cell foundation models that learn context dependency of gene function and help us find novel targets and drugs that are more likely to work in patients.
Your role
We are seeking a highly experienced and meticulous Lab Operations Manager to join our dynamic team. As a Lab Operations Manager at Vevo, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the smooth and efficient operation of our laboratory facilities. You will be responsible for overseeing various aspects of lab operations, including equipment maintenance, inventory management, safety compliance, and overall lab organization. This position is critical to maintaining a productive and safe working environment for our scientific teams, while ensuring the smooth functioning of our research and development activities.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Manage day-to-day operations of the laboratory facility, including equipment maintenance, inventory management, and safety protocols.
  • Monitor and manage laboratory supplies and consumables inventory to support ongoing experiments. Place orders for lab materials, chemicals, and equipment as needed.
  • Manage the reception and inventory of laboratory supplies, ensuring accurate tracking and organization of incoming deliveries.
  • Implement efficient lab layouts and storage solutions. Maintain cleanliness and organization within the lab spaces.
  • Develop and implement operational policies and procedures to optimize workflow and ensure compliance with industry regulations and company standards.
  • Maintain accurate records of laboratory activities, including experimental data, equipment logs, and inventory databases.
  • Enforce safety protocols and best practices to maintain a safe working environment. Train and supervise laboratory staff, ensuring adherence to protocols and guidelines.
  • Collaborate with research teams to understand their specific needs and provide support.
  • Oversee the disposal of lab waste materials, and coordinate with the facility's site manager for compliant and efficient disposal procedures.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures (SOPs) for lab operations.
  • Coordinate repairs and service requests with external vendors. Perform regular maintenance, calibration, and record-keeping for laboratory equipment.
  • Evaluate and implement new technologies and methodologies to enhance laboratory efficiency and capabilities.
  • Schedule meetings, coordinate team lunches, and attain to onsite operational needs as required.

Qualifications - Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline (Master’s preferred).
  • Minimum 2-3 years of experience working in a BSL-2 laboratory environment.
  • Experience working in a relevant scientific field or equivalent experience (Previous experience in lab operations or a related role is preferred).
  • Proven track record of strong organizational and managerial skills.
  • Familiarity with laboratory equipment and safety protocols.
  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills with meticulous attention to detail.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a fast-paced, multidisciplinary team environment.
  • Proactive attitude and ability to take ownership of tasks until completion
  • Valid driver's license with means to drive to and from off-site warehouse and store overflow lab supplies.

Qualifications - Desirable

  • Applicants with a vehicle are preferred.
  • Familiarity with start-up environments and ability to adapt to a rapidly changing work environment.
  • Experience with budget management and cost control measures.
  • Proficiency in working with a database software.


  • Unlimited Paid Time Off (PTO).
  • Monthly Lunch budgetOne-time Office set up budget
  • HMO Kaiser Platinum and PPO Anthem Gold medical as well as vision and dental plans for both the employee and dependents.