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Laboratory Services Supervisor, Molecular Biology

Molecular Templates, Inc.
Sprinkle, Texas, US
Closing date
Aug 8, 2021

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Company Description:

Molecular Templates is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of differentiated, targeted, biologic therapeutics. Our proprietary biologic drug platform technology, known as engineered toxin bodies, or ETBs, leverages the resident biology of a genetically engineered form of Shiga-like Toxin A subunit to create novel therapies with potent and differentiated mechanisms of action for cancer and other serious diseases. MTEM currently has multiple clinical-stage ETB candidates in development including MT-5111, TAK-169, and MT-6402. Additional preclinical compounds derived from our ETB platform technology are being advanced toward clinical development. Additional information about Molecular Templates can be obtained at

Position Overview:

Molecular Templates is seeking an accomplished and highly motivated Laboratory Services Supervisor to join the Research Molecular Biology team. This person will assure that our Research labs are safe, equipped, and ready to help our talented Scientists, Associates, and Technicians do the important work of innovation and exploration in our field.

Job Responsibilities:
  • Coordinate laboratory services, and maintain an adequate inventory of research lab glassware, materials, and laboratory equipment
  • Coordinate daily consumable supply, stocking and ordering in collaboration with Supply Chain and Purchasing departments
  • Contribute to the effective operation of all laboratory equipment, and serve as point of contact for instrument repairs as needed
  • Seek to continuously improve laboratory safety, services, processes, and procedures
  • Participate in vendor negotiations, and organize product and software evaluations, tutorials and facility modifications
  • Interface with EHS, and act as a liaison between departments and the scientific staff to complete lab modifications and ensure safety compliance
  • Provide and relay technical input to Purchasing and other functional areas
  • Coordinate the development of tracking procedures and the establishment and maintenance of service contracts and warranties with vendors
  • Troubleshoot and repair general instrumentation, where applicable, or arrange for repairs to be made by qualified professionals where required
  • Train new scientific staff in the general use and function of designated instrumentation, and create and refine user protocols for general use as directed by management
  • If needed: manage, select, develop, and evaluate personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function
  • Exercise good judgment within defined procedures and practices to obtain desired results
  • Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned by management, as needed

  • Bachelor's degree in Life Sciences or related field, required
  • Five+ (5) years of experience in a Life Sciences lab setting with a focus on laboratory process improvement, operational administration, and collaboration
  • Lab Management experience, strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent computer skills with knowledge of MS Office and Adobe CS
  • Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills applied to investigations
  • Excellent project management, time-management, and multi-tasking skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities or projects and meet deadlines
  • Ability to function independently and exercise good judgement, as well as work closely in cross-functional teams to support multiple preclinical stage programs
  • Ability to clearly and efficiently document, communicate, and present complex data sets
  • Ability to function in a fast-paced, high-growth, and team-based work environment

Reporting Structure:

This position may supervise lab services personnel. This position reports to Laboratory Services management.

Molecular Templates celebrates and supports our differences and is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We do not discriminate based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected characteristic.

MTEM is committed to providing reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals. If you need assistance with your application due to a disability, you may contact us at: .

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