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Lab & Facilities Associate


Posted Jan 23, 2019

Lab & Facilities Associate

This is a hands-on position with management exposure and opportunity for growth. You should be a highly capable, self-directed individual who employs a high level of autonomy in your work. If you are the kind of person who not only thinks critically about problems, but also likes to take the initiative to pursue new ideas, you would probably enjoy working here.


  • Works with the Site Director to maintain and oversee the general laboratory environment, including resident support and cleanliness of the space
  • Manages the maintenance of laboratory equipment including daily tasks to ensure instruments are working properly, schedule preventative maintenance, troubleshoot routine issues
  • Develops standard operating procedures for the start-up and shutdown of shared equipment, and supports resident scientists with equipment and software training
  • Works with IT group to maintain laboratory computer infrastructure
  • Works with Site Director and EHS consultants to manage chemical inventories, proper storage and pickup of chemical and biohazard waste
  • Work with Purchasing Agent to maintain inventory stock levels of consumables, critical reagents, and supplies essential to the operation of the laboratory
  • Assists with special projects as needed


  • Personable and articulate with strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Self-starter with excellent work ethic and optimistic attitude
  • Is an innate tinkerer, loves to learn and understand how things work
  • Detail oriented with astute attention to quality control and getting things right
  • Desire to be part of a team focused environment and derive pleasure and satisfaction in helping others


  • College degree in a scientific field and 3+ years of lab experience
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and/or projects
  • Knowledge of MS Office (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
  • Must be able to lift over 50 pounds and be able to be on your feet for multiple hours at a time


  • Salary commensurate with experience and qualifications
  • 401(k) and full benefits package
  • Annual reviews with raises for those on track with strong performance

To Apply:

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Facilities & IT Manager

New York

Posted Oct 10, 2018

We are looking for a highly motivated and innovative candidate for the role of Facilities & IT Manager. Reporting to the Director of Operations, this individual will work well with both a team and independently, and have exemplary organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and respond to rapidly changing priorities. This is a hands-on position with opportunity for growth.

Goals & Objectives:

  • Work with the facilities organization to effectively act as a liaison with lab users to manage and oversee office and lab functionality and future planning
  • Oversee the IT infrastructure, software and systems necessary for business and facilities operations
  • Develop, implement and monitor plans and procedures to ensure security of the staff, facilities, and equipment against hazards
  • Maintain equipment as appropriate: manages service contracts and carries out routine maintenance. Handles all troubleshooting for equipment failures and coordinates with relevant vendors accordingly.
  • Provide superior customer service to residents and be an advocate for the services of BioLabs

Duties & Responsibilities:


  • Oversee essential services delivered to office and lab community including: utilities delivery & monitoring, HVAC servicing, security and janitorial
  • Perform and manage equipment preventative maintenance program and troubleshoot problems
  • Regularly liaise with NYU Langone Real Estate Development + Facilities to promote communication and relationship building for general/detail aspects of the facility
  • Responsible for maintaining general upkeep of lab and office to maximize functionality and appearance of the space
  • Oversee resident turnover including the on and offboarding of the physical private offices and private lab suites
  • Create, implement and enforce standard operating procedures and lab protocols and introduce new ways to help facility function more efficiently
  • Assist with managing and maintaining facility functions including the setup and breakdown of large meetings and events and associated coordination efforts
  • Perform daily walkthroughs to ensure optimal functionality and cleanliness of facility, including the monitoring of key equipment such as freezers and cold rooms


Configuration and deployment of desktops and laptops including hardware and software configuration for the BioLabs team

  • Assist with conference equipment including video and audio
  • Coordinate with vendors for hardware repairs for printers, laptops and desktops
  • Lead efforts to improve IT processes and create and maintain vendor relationships to support IT needs
  • Serve as primary responder for company IT emergencies


  • Bachelor’s degree and/or 5-7 years of experience in facilities and IT management
  • Familiarity with HVAC, plumbing, electrical, pH neutralization systems, RODI water systems and general building knowledge
  • IT know-how with networking and remote desktop services experience a plus
  • Good understanding of computer systems, mobile devices and other tech products
  • 24/7 availability to respond and attend to onsite emergencies
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to multi-task
  • Personable and articulate
  • Desire to be part of a team-focused work environment
  • Derives personal pleasure and satisfaction helping others
  • Must be able to lift over 50 pounds and be able to be on your feet for multiple hours at a time
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Executive Assistant


Posted May 12, 2018

LabCentral/BioLabs Executive Assistant

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be surrounded by entrepreneurs and scientists? Do you see yourself working in a vibrant, collaborative space where impactful and innovative work is done? If you are the kind of person who takes initiative, who can juggle many tasks simultaneously and enjoys solving problems, then LabCentral is great fit for you. Our team collaborates across disciplines, relying on our skills to add value to this unique culture, positively impacting the successes of our community. LabCentral, a launch pad for early stage biotech companies in Cambridge, and BioLabs, a premier co-working space for life science startups, is seeking an Executive Assistant to work directly with the LabCentral/BioLabs President — this role requires a high-level of organizational and time management skills, considerable use of tact and diplomacy, and ability to distill complex information into simple concepts. This position will primarily work from the LabCentral office in Cambridge.

You’ll be the best fit for this role if you have a bachelor’s degree and 10+ years of experience supporting C-Suite leadership. Experience in a startup is a plus. Bonus points if you love waking up not knowing what problem you’ll solve today! Hard workers, critical thinkers, detailed-oriented and organizational nuts are encouraged to apply!

What your day looks like:

  • Strategically prioritize and coordinate LabCentral/BioLabs President’s calendar and meeting schedule
  • Organize, attend, and take meeting minutes and action items
  • Manage phone calls and emails (screening, prioritizing, proofreading, and editing written communications)
  • Work cross-functionally to ensure communication is efficient and clear between multiple teams
  • Arrange domestic and international travel plans, itineraries, and agendas
  • Manage expense reports
  • Assist with projects, research, and reports as requested; in some cases, manage independently
  • Maintain confidentiality on all business matters

Some “you shoulds” that will enhance your day:

Have strong time management, organization, and decision-making skills Be confident in your role in wrangling and managing up, out and all around Care about the details, every detail, and all the details Have highly effective written and verbal communication skills Display a high level of interpersonal skills to develop strong relationships Figure out how to and where you can add value instead of simply passing along a message Be tech savvy and be able to navigate a wide variety of applications and programs Love being part of a team while being capable of working independently

What your first six months will look like:

  • Shadow and understand the LabCentral/BioLabs President’s day-to-day commitments and interactions
  • Identify the best way to partner with the LabCentral/BioLabs President and his teams while creating positive relationships
  • Engage with our residents, sponsors, and visitors
  • Continue to build your skills and set goals for personal and professional growth
  • Complete MassBio’s Biotech 101 for non-scientists course – if you do not have a science background
  • Learn our systems and provide feedback on how to do things better

A snapshot of our benefits:

Premium healthcare and dental package, yearly parking pass or MBTA coverage, long and short-term disability, life insurance, unlimited vacation, and 401(k) package.

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