Laboratory Manager

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Jnana Therapeutics is seeking a seasoned Laboratory Manager with exceptional interpersonal skills that will support the research organization and oversee all lab operations. The role encompasses a range of activities from stock room management, EH&S oversight, purchasing and procurement, to coordination of shipments.


  • Responsible for the management of laboratory inventory and vendor relationships.
  • Participate in the planning, implementation and management of the EH&S program.
  • Oversee lab equipment purchases, including price negotiation and installation.
  • Facilitate interactions with equipment vendors for service calls and routine maintenance.
  • Develop, implement, and manage record keeping systems for MTAs, service contracts, and other documentation.
  • Create SOPs and manuals as needed for all lab procedures and processes.
  • Receive incoming shipments and coordinate all outgoing shipments.
  • Responsible for glass wash and autoclave workflows.
  • Maintain the chemical and biological inventory tracking system.
  • Manage all hazardous waste streams and coordinate disposal.
  • Responsible for general laboratory housekeeping and organization.
  • Implement new processes that increase the operational efficiency of the facility and lab operations.
  • Part of 24-hour response team for facility and EH&S issues and emergencies.


  • Bachelor’s degree in a scientific discipline or equivalent work experience.
  • At least 7 years’ experience working in lab operations or facility management roles supporting chemistry and biology constituents.
  • Comfortable in a fast-paced, small company environment with minimal direction and able to adjust accordingly to accommodate changing priorities.
  • Experience in handling routine laboratory chemicals and biological materials and managing chemical and reagent inventory systems.
  • Knowledge of laboratory safety and associated regulatory guidelines.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the role, including lifting moderately heavy boxes, prolonged standing, pushing gas tanks, etc.
  • Familiarity with HVAC, electrical, janitorial, and other facility related duties.
  • Exceptional organizational, record-keeping and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong collaborator who communicates in an open, clear, complete, timely and consistent manner.
  • Must have a positive attitude and be a committed team player.

To apply, please email jobs@jnanatx.com or fill out the form directly through our website.