Lab Operations Manager


The company is a leader in the space of RNA manufacturing and delivery technology, pioneering scalable production of encapsulated RNA for Agriculture crop inputs and plant traits. The company envisions a future built by Nature’s technologies and is supported by strong Venture Capital Investments and corporate collaborations with the top Ag companies. We take pride in the opportunity to do value and purpose-driven research The company is actively recruiting to expand its current team of 16 and boasts a great company culture and pioneering technology. We are seeking a full-time lab operations manager to implement digital lab management software and facilitate efficient coordination between teams. The Lab Operations Manager will report directly to the CTO.

Key Responsibilities

Internal R&D Management:

  • Maintain accurate documentation of internal experiment plans and data reports
  • Implement execution of planned experimental workflow
  • Organize workflow and facilitate coordination between inter department scientists
  • Implement task tracking software that fits with our workflow – Benchling
  • Record and update standard operating protocols
  • Generate biweekly data reports

Lab Management:

  • Equipment service maintenance, lab expansion planning, Equipment and Consumables purchasing
  • Prior experience in planning and execution of laboratory expansion is needed and a plus

Grant Management:

  • Scouting, Writing, Administrative reporting (timesheets, report updates, etc.)

Human Resources:

  • New hire onboarding, Performance check-ins, Handbook updating, OSHA compliance

Experience and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant science (chemistry, food, chemical engineering or a related pharmaceutical science). Master’s or PhD preferred.
  • 5+ years of experience in lab operations management and digital software such as Benchling
  • Strong organization and meticulous documentation skill set
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines
  • High emotional intelligence and well-developed conflict management skills
  • Strong personal commitment to professional development and eagerness to learn
  • Flexibility to assume a variety of roles
  • Strong prioritization skills
  • Strong work ethic, diligence to follow through with tasks, and deliver tangible outcomes in a timely manner


  • Biomanufacturing
  • Agriculture & Food Tech

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Charlottesville, Va
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