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Operations Leader I, Microbiology

Company: LifeMine Therapeutics
Location: Gloucester
Posted on: May 9, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description
LifeMine Therapeutics, Inc. is the first biotechnology company exploiting the unique ability of fungi to produce powerful drugs optimized through billions of years of evolution and deploying these molecules for the treatment of intractable human diseases via novel biological mechanisms. The company is using a genome mining and recombinant overexpression approach to mount a massive search for novel drugs through the fungal biosphere. With operations in Cambridge and Gloucester Massachusetts, LifeMine brings a unique approach to its revolutionary scientific and medical mission.

Job Summary
We are seeking an Operations Lead with experience in strain purification, curation, genomic DNA extraction and quantification. This role will oversee a team of research associates and technicians in our Gloucester, MA site to support the core research behind LifeMine's genomically-enabled drug discovery platform.

Job Responsibilities
Fungal strain collection curation
People management and development experience
Fungal isolation, propagation, and purification
DNA extraction, purification, and quantification
Laboratory inventory management system input and maintenance
Project planning, prioritization, and strong organizational skills

Job Requirements
M.S. in biology, microbiology, mycology, or related field with 2 years of relevant experience or B.S. with 4 years of relevant experience
Team management experience
Previous experience in strain curation required
Experience handling filamentous fungi is a plus
Laboratory Information Systems and barcode implementation experience
Working knowledge of -80C freezers, centrifuges, shaker incubators, autoclaves, and biosafety cabinets
Experience with liquid handling robots (Agilent, Hamilton, Tecan) desirable
Experience with streaking for microbes for pure isolates and use of dissecting and light microscopes
Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task during daily routine
A desire to be in a laboratory setting, a sense of engagement, and enthusiasm towards LifeMine's mission

LifeMine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We kindly request no solicitations by agencies or firms regarding this role.

Keywords: LifeMine Therapeutics, Lynn , Operations Leader I, Microbiology, Other , Gloucester, Massachusetts

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