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Research Laboratory Manager

KSQ Therapeutics, Inc. has an immediate opening for a Lab Manager position in Cambridge, MA. Founded by pre-eminent scientific leaders, KSQ Therapeutics is a drug discovery company employing cutting-edge functional genomics technology to identify novel pathways and targets involved in oncology and immuno-oncology. KSQ is backed by Flagship Ventures and Polaris Partners, two of the premier life science venture capital funds with over 30 years combined experience in launching and growing new biotech companies.

Position summary

KSQ Therapeutics is seeking a highly motivated Lab Manager to help facilitate all daily lab operations. This position will involve maintaining lab consumables inventory, equipment maintenance, communicating with vendors, safety training, and scientist support. A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, highly confident decision making ability, and embrace the highly dynamic environment of a fast-growing, successful biotech.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage the stocking and inventory of lab consumables
  • Implement an inventory management system
  • Direct daily shipping/receiving operations
  • Interface with accounts payable
  • Ensure tissue culture and general lab functionality by restocking and organizing supplies as well as maintaining an equipment cleaning schedule
  • Implement and manage a LIMS-based sample cryostorage strategy
  • Assure optimal performance and maintenance of all laboratory instrumentation
  • Manage chemical inventory
  • Manage Hazmat/Biohazard waste disposal
  • Assist internal and external audits and safety inspections
  • Assist and eventually lead safety trainings
  • Maintain lab equipment in working order by negotiating and managing service contracts as well as tracking and scheduling routine periodic maintenance


Key Qualifications

  • Biotech/industry experience required, 2-5+ years
  • Experience with tissue culture and aseptic techniques is a must
  • Working knowledge of a variety of lab equipment
  • Prior knowledge of lab safety regulations and safety training
  • Excellent organizational, verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills to work within a project team setting, and across functional areas
  • Ability to independently solve problems, to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced biotech
  • Commitment to quality, attention to detail, and team player mentality is a must
  • Outstanding customer service skills, with strong follow up on all issues through execution to achieve successful results
  • Proficient with computer based data management and Microsoft Office are needed. Knowledge of LIMS and LabCloud systems a plus
  • Strong multi-tasking and sound time management skills
  • High attention to detail, including a proven ability to manage multiple, competing priorities simultaneously, as well as the ability to think strategically and execute methodically


A competitive overall compensation package including: competitive base salary, benefits, bonus potential and stock options.

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