Laboratory Operations Coordinator

Vancouver - British Columbia (BC),

AbCellera Biologics

Job Description:

Job ID 1025

We are a young, driven and innovative company looking for a laboratory operations coordinator for our state-of-the-art, custom lab in the heart of Vancouver. Someone responsible, with demonstrated experience in managing cell culture and molecular biology labs, adept at juggling multiple competing priorities, someone we trust. We believe that we can tackle the most challenging scientific problems through teamwork, innovation, and mutual support. If you’re a self-motivated and creative problem solver who thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment, we’d love to hear from you.

How you might spend your days:

  • Coordinating service contracts, calibrations, and ensuring proper function of equipment
  • Ordering common lab consumables and equipment
  • Receiving incoming shipments from various vendors and restocking supplies
  • Coordinating shipping and receiving of biological specimens and other packages in proper compliance with approved procedures
  • Following up with suppliers, lab users, custom brokers, or shipping companies regarding any delivery/shipment issues in a timely manner
  • Maintaining our shipping area to ensure it’s in working order and replenishing shipping supplies as needed
  • Maintaining inventories for equipment, consumables, and reagents
  • Helping to develop new systems and processes for inventory management
  • Drafting and maintaining SOPs; documenting and evaluating best practices
  • Implementing organizational systems to improve laboratory workflows
  • Coordinating activities with the rest of the lab management team and other labs
  • Participating in the production, maintenance and quality control of reagent stock inventory
  • Upholding team compliance with safety policies, standards and regulations.
  • Maintaining a safe and productive work environment and lab facility, compliant with regulatory requirements
  • Supporting the team whenever an extra pair of hands is needed

We'd love to hear from you if:

  • You thrive in a collaborative environment
  • You enjoy working in a fast-paced work environment and coordinating with your team to juggle multiple competing priorities
  • You take pride in being a self-motivated person, fast
learner, team player, and creative problem solver

Required qualifications and experience:

  • Minimum B.Sc. in a relevant field, with at least 2 years’ experience in laboratory setting
  • Willingness to take on large responsibilities and coordinate with lab personnel
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent documentation and organizational skills
  • Eagerness to solve problems both big and small
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • (Optional, but desired) Experience with sterile techniques and tissue culture
  • (Optional, but desired) Experience with molecular biology techniques

Offers & benefits:

  • The opportunity to work with an inspired team on challenging problems that matter
  • Full-time, permanent position
  • An attractive compensation package, including health and lifestyle benefits
  • A minimum of 3 weeks’ vacation
  • Language of work: English
  • Location of work: AbCellera office in Vancouver, BC, Canada

About AbCellera:

At AbCellera, we’re solving tough problems and creating innovative solutions from the ground up - custom immunizations, microfluidics, high-throughput imaging, genomics, computation, machine learning and laboratory automation. We’re revolutionizing how our scientists can explore antibodies and the scale at which they can do so. This is life-changing research and you could be a part of it.

You’ll join a diverse and multi-disciplinary team of biologists, biochemists, engineers, bioinformaticians, computer scientists and physicists - all working together to bring better therapies to patients. We’re a growing company with a high-throughput pipeline and the drive to be the best in the industry. This isn’t just about having the best technology. We know we need a world-class team of visionaries and innovators. We look for people with drive and energy. Idealists. People we love and people we trust. This may be unconventional, but it is the key to our success. We’re looking for someone like you to support, nurture and organize our efforts along the way.

To apply:

Please submit your application through our website and refer to Job ID 1025 in your cover letter. Only applicants selected for an interview will be contacted.

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