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Lab Manager, Gene and Cell Therapy Technologies

Zoek Pin London, UK

Competitive

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Job summary

This an exciting opportunity for a well-qualified candidate to join a rapidly growing international company focused on transforming the lives of patients with rare disorders through innovative gene therapies.

Orchard Therapeutics, Ltd. (OTL) is looking for a Lab Manager to manage physical and administrative laboratory activities and support the development of Orchard Therapeutics innovative gene-modified cell-based therapeutic products. Such activities will include coordinating between the technical operations groups, warehouse and procurement personnel to ensure adequate inventory of materials, stocking lab shelves, managing biohazardous waste removal, and preparation of buffers and media.

Requirements

Key Elements and Responsibilities

  • Manage and be responsible for the effective operation of research and development laboratories;
  • Coordinate the procurement and maintain inventory of critical materials, buffers and reagents in laboratories, including cellular materials such as apheresis and bone marrow;
  • Schedule user's calendars for commonly used instruments and assign lab personnel for laboratory responsibilities, such cleaning, hazardous waste removal, etc;
  • Coordination and communication with lab staff, both within different Orchard departments and externally, on issues which impact lab functions;
  • Oversee equipment procurement, installation, maintenance, calibration, training and qualification including contacting and liaising with relevant vendors;
  • Assist with the administration, maintenance, implementation and
  • training of H&S policies, procedures and reports;
  • Other activities as may be assigned.

Required knowledge

As a proven technical expert in laboratory operations and maintenance, ideally within the biotechnology or cell and gene therapy industry, this candidate will possess:

  • Experience in a laboratory setting performing duties as those mentioned above, ideally in a GxP environment;
  • Basic understanding of materials management, inventory control and GxP;
  • Experience managing laboratories and equipment, including cleaning, maintenance, budget and supply inventory;
  • Experience in management and understanding of the operational requirements of running a laboratory;
  • Experience with the handling and storage of materials, reagents and biologics typically used in tissue culture labs;
  • Experience in implementing laboratory health and safety policies and procedures, and ensuring that policies and duties are followed in the lab.

Skills & Abilities

  • Being a team player with a 'can-do' attitude is a must;
  • Proficiency in MS office software;
  • Outstanding organizational skills;
  • Strong sense of urgency;
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills is highly desirable;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills are essential;
  • Ability to operate in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary industrial environment.
  • A minimum BSc or equivalent, in bioprocessing, medical technology, chemistry, biological sciences or similar;

Education

  • A minimum BSc or equivalent, in bioprocessing, medical technology, chemistry, biological sciences or similar;

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