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Biology Research Specialist and Lab Manager

Company: Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:


Constellation Pharmaceuticals is a pioneering epigenetics company, focused on the discovery and development of novel, small molecules targeting chromatin regulatory proteins in tumor and immune cells for therapeutic applications in oncology. Our unique discovery platform integrates our understanding of chromatin-regulatory mechanisms with cancer pathways to optimize our drug discovery activities and fully enable the clinical translation of our programs.

At Constellation we know that our success as a company lies in the hands of individual employees across every element of our company working together. To foster this success, we strive to create a diverse, challenging, exciting, and fun work environment for all employees. We believe that each team member can impact and improve the lives of patients. We are #BrighterTogether.

We are seeking a highly motivated Biology Research Specialist and Laboratory Manager to join our team. The successful candidate will bring great enthusiasm to proactively managing lab organization and culture enabling and supporting a team of scientists in their pursuit of epigenetic drug discovery programs.

How you will spend your day:

  • Lab organization
  • Ensure the lab is set up optimally to support research needs - including working with scientists to optimize lab set up, use of bench space, equipment placement, storage locations, etc.
  • Manage daily operations of lab
  • Maintain inventory and space allocations for -80C and LN2 tanks
  • Develop and communicate guidelines for use of shared equipment
  • Collaborate with IT department to enable easy to use online booking systems for shared equipment
  • Schedule and supervise regular equipment and lab cleaning (across biology labs and tissue culture rooms)
  • Order equipment and set up lab benches for new hires
  • Provide laboratory tour, equipment overviews, and trainings as needed
  • Serve as point of contact for proper use, maintenance, and troubleshooting of critical lab equipment
  • Participate in lab space planning and partner with staff to coordinate upcoming lab move
  • Bench work and biological activities
  • Maintain and bank common cell line stocks
  • Maintain cell line inventory (in LN2 tanks and online)
  • Coordinate routine cell testing and profiling (mycoplasma testing, STR verification, etc.)
  • Assist project teams with cell culture and routine cell-based assays
  • Lab culture
  • Raise awareness for and ensure compliance with standard safety practices
  • With enthusiasm, proactivity, and a can-do mindset underpin welcoming and supportive lab culture

Key things about you:

  • B.S./M.S degree in a life science field with a minimum of 3-5 years of relevant lab management experience
  • Experience in cell culture required
  • Excellent organization skills, detail-oriented, finds joy in owning and overseeing organizational tasks
  • Great communication skills, enjoys soliciting and consolidating input from multiple stakeholders
  • Naturally motivated and enthusiastic with demonstrated problem-solving skills and a can-do mindset

Basic Qualifications

Preferred Qualifications

Keywords: Constellation Pharmaceuticals, Inc., Cambridge , Biology Research Specialist and Lab Manager, Other , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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