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Associate Director, Lab Operations

Company: Relay Therapeutics
Location: Somerville
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Our company was founded on the premise that protein motion can be used to build breakthrough medicines. The team at Relay is putting this principle into practice, with the aim of accelerating the development of medicines that will make a transformative difference in patients' lives. We don't just stare hard problems in the face. We go out looking for them. Are you energized by attempting to do the impossible? We're looking for you. We're building a company for the ages. Our lab space is growing and evolving. You'll be part of the engine that keeps our lab running smoothly and be a go-to person for all things lab-related. Your Day to DayMaintain and improve upon processes within the lab to increase efficiency including: lab consumables management, chemical management, reagents management, and protocols for equipmentMaintenance coordination and tracking of all lab equipment (calibrations, preventative maintenance, repairs and replacements, service contracts, new equipment purchases, space optimization)Build out new lab space by working with internal stakeholders, external construction groups, designers, landlords and project managersCoordinate lab and office move planning and executionMaintain lab safety standards by frequent education, refreshers, and walk throughs, working closely with partnered safety consultantsExecute business continuity planning in the form of emergency protocols and proceduresOrient new scientists to the lab space and various lab processesImplementation of environmental sustainability best practicesCreate and manage standing purchase orders for centralized lab consumables and reagentsAssist with strategy for space planning and maximizing efficiency as Relay growsWork closely with Facilities Manager to adjust building utilities and lab and office processes as neededConduct regular lab and office space cleanoutsSuccessful TraitsYou are customer driven and focused and have a desire to establish processes so that researchers can focus on researchYou know how to build key relationships and can interface with external vendors, landlords, and collaborators seamlesslywe want people to want to work with usYou have excellent communication skillsthe people that need-to-know operational happenings are always in the loop, and you know the best ways to communicate the information out to them proactively. You are savvy at communicating with all personality types at all levels of an organizationYou are highly skilled at multi-tasking while also staying incredibly organizedYou are a dedicated team player who can also work independently in a fast-paced organizationYou pride yourself on being the go-to person for all things lab-relatedpeople know you'll have the answers or will kindly point them in the right directionQualificationsB.S./M.S. in chemistry, biology, or a related discipline5-7 years of relevant laboratory experiencePrevious lab management experience requiredPrevious experience managing builds or lab reconfigurations requiredBiotech/pharmaceutical industry background highly preferredPrevious experience leading a teamWe believe in building balanced teams and a place where our people can be their best self every day. We encourage people from underrepresented backgrounds to apply. Relay Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state, or local law.Our Culture:At Relay Tx, we believe that along with our people, our culture is our greatest asset. In fact we're proud to share we were named as one of the Boston Business Journal's "Best Places to Work" in 2017, the #1 place for small companies in 2018 & the #2 place for small companies in 2019. To drive that culture, no one will stop you or hold you back. Instead, we will give you the tools and colleagues to push forward relentlessly and cheer you on as you go. If this resonates with you, drop us a line.About Relay TherapeuticsRelay Therapeutics is a clinical-stage precision medicines company transforming the drug discovery process with the goal of bringing life-changing therapies to patients. Built on unparalleled insights into protein motion and how this dynamic behavior relates to protein function, we aim to effectively drug protein targets that have previously been intractable, with an initial focus on enhancing small molecule therapeutic discovery in targeted oncology and genetic diseases. Our Dynamo platform integrates an array of leading-edge experimental and computational approaches to provide a differentiated understanding of protein structure and motion to drug these targets. We have built a world-class team of leading experts from each of these disciplines, and they are driven by a deep collaboration at every step of our drug discovery process. Our team is equal parts fearless and relentless, with a shared passion for working collaboratively in intellectually stimulating environments. If you're excited by the challenge of putting protein motion at the heart of drug discovery and passionate about making a difference in the lives of patients, join us!Cambridge, MA /G&AOperations /Full-timeSDL2017

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