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Lab Operations Lead

Better Dairy

Better Dairy

Operations
London, UK
Posted on Sunday, August 20, 2023
We are looking for a Lab Operations Manager to join our team. This is a critical role that will enable our teams who work in the laboratories while also supporting the company overall. The successful candidate will be able to manage large scale equipment purchases but also happy to do regular consumable ordering on behalf of the lab. We would love to meet candidates from a variety of backgrounds who have a passion for science and food.This role is based in our Hackney Wick office full time.The successful candidate will be comfortable pitching in at every level and enjoys a high accountability/high autonomy environment. Responsibilities
  • Create and enforce laboratory policies and standard operating procedures across our workstreams
  • Proactively manage the lab and make recommendations on best practices
  • Maintain laboratory stocks and consumables as needed, this includes following up on deliveries and troubleshooting when there are delays.
  • Organise small and large equipment purchasing, delivery, maintenance and training; coordinate with scientists to ensure safe working practices are maintained and equipment requirements are met
  • Work with our accountants to maintain timely payment of lab order invoices as well as necessary documentation to expedite delivery
  • Organise suppliers and manage the contracts for chemical waste disposal and laboratory cleaning.
  • Identify ways to improve how we work across the lab, collaborating with teammates in order to do this
  • Be the “go to” person for all things lab related
  • Lead and uphold Health & Safety for the lab and the wider office, in conjunction with other operational team members
  • Onboard new science staff to working in the lab including introductions to equipment and safe handling procedures
  • Pitch in across the firm for various operational tasks as requested
Required: Experience:
  • Previous experience working in an operational role in a laboratory setting
Desirable Experience:
  • Practical understanding of UK Health and Safety regulations and directives
  • Interest in synthetic biology, fermentation and/or food science