Lab Manager

Redwood City, CA /
Operations /
/ On-site
Retro Biosciences is a fast-growing biopharma startup using high-throughput, high-dimensional approaches to develop therapies for diseases driven by the biology of aging. We are looking to expand our exceptional team at our Redwood City location.

We are looking for a highly organized and self-motivated Lab Manager who craves a challenge and feels energized to roll up their sleeves. You will work in a fast-paced, ever-evolving environment. You’ll be part and parcel with the Retro ops team and work on various initiatives and special projects with both, Retro scientists and Ops team. You’ll be juggling multiple balls at once sometimes, but affirmatively within the constraints of a healthy, happy working environment.

What you’ll do in this role:

    • manage routine activities in labs, both molecular biology and tissue culture
    • inventory and monitor lab consumables/regular reagents 
    • place orders when needed 
    • keep labs well organized for efficient scientific work 
    • work with safety officers/scientist to make sure the lab activities are compliant to safety regulations
    • document and keep necessary information for future scientific /safety /financial review
    • work can also include setting up new labs
    • organize new lab space 
    • move and set up lab equipment
    • any related activities that make new labs function safely and efficiently

You might thrive in this role if you:

    • have a degree in Biology
    • have a minimum of three years of experience in a similar role 
    • worked at a startup or a dynamic environment before
    • get excited to jump in and help with any task that comes your way
    • embrace the process of adapting to new and changing situations, and can adjust as needed
    • able to balance multiple competing priorities and resolve problems, often under time pressure
    • have expert-level proficiency in software tools such as Google Workspace, Expensify, Asana, and Slack