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Vertex Ventures HC
Vertex Ventures HC

Associate Lab Manager, Cellular Engineering (Contractor)



Waltham, MA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 4, 2024

ElevateBio is a technology-driven cell and gene therapy company, accelerating access to the cutting-edge technologies and expertise to change the future of medicine. Our integrated technologies model offers turnkey scale and biotechnological capabilities to power genetic medicines processes, programs, and companies to their full potential.

The Role:
ElevateBio is looking for a part time Lab Manager for the Cellular Engineering Team. This individual will work closely with scientists and operations teams to help support the general organization and operations of the R&D lab. An ideal candidate is organized, highly motivated, and ready to adapt and learn. Candidates interested in science and operations will excel in the roll and have many opportunities.

Here’s What You’ll Do:

  • Support day-to-day lab operations across the team (organization, sample management, supply chain issues, equipment resources, IT, health and safety initiatives)
  • Work with facilities to coordinate and schedule equipment installation, qualification, calibration, repair, and PM to minimize equipment down-time.
  • Regularly interaction with scientists and operations teams to identify and address workflow bottlenecks.
  • Provide lab orientation and assist in onboarding new scientists.
  • Enforce safety practices and good lab hygiene to ensure alignment with Health and Safety
  • Assist Cellular Engineering with electronic lab notebook (Benchling) support.
  • Maintain good relationship with sales representatives and technical specialists.
  • Writing documents and putting together presentations to capture information and communicate updates to CE teams.


  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree in a scientific discipline desired.
  • 2+ years of facilities or lab management experience. Industry experience is strongly preferred.
  • Experience managing personnel is preferred.
  • Prior lab experience with biological research is preferred
  • Exceptional organizational, leadership and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Demonstrate initiative and independence – proactively identifying and addressing areas for improvement to optimize lab workflow and increase efficiency.
  • Adaptability (pivoting and re-prioritizing) is needed in our fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Experience in handling routine laboratory chemicals/biological materials and overseeing lab safety and adherence to regulatory guidelines.
  • Ability to perform physical demands of the role, including lifting boxes, prolonged standing, etc.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Teams, etc.)
  • Authorized to legally work in the US.

Why Join ElevateBio?

ElevateBio is a technology-driven company built to power transformative genetic medicines today and for many decades to come. The Company commercializes its enabling technologies, manufacturing capabilities, and industry-leading expertise through partnerships to accelerate development across a breadth of therapeutic approaches and modalities. The ElevateBio ecosystem combines multiple R&D technology platforms – including Life Edit, a next-generation, full-spectrum gene editing platform; comprehensive cell engineering technologies; and an expanded viral and non-viral therapeutic delivery platform – with BaseCamp®, its end-to-end genetic medicine cGMP manufacturing and process development business, to accelerate the discovery and development of advanced therapeutics.

We aim to be the dominant engine inside the world’s greatest scientific advancements harnessing human cells and genes to alter disease.

Our Mission:
To power the creation of life-transforming cell and gene therapies, at a speed the world deserves.

Our Vision:
We seek to be the world’s most indispensable cell and gene therapy technology company, redefining how companies operate, how products are created and how disease is treated.

ElevateBio is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person’s race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation or any characteristic protected under applicable law. ElevateBio will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.