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Operations Leader I, Microbiology

LifeMine Therapeutics
Gloucester, Massachusetts, US
Closing date
May 30, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Company Description

LifeMine Therapeutics, Inc. is the first biotechnology company exploiting the unique ability of fungi to produce powerful drugs optimized through billions of years of evolution and deploying these molecules for the treatment of intractable human diseases via novel biological mechanisms. The company is using a genome mining and recombinant overexpression approach to mount a massive search for novel drugs through the fungal biosphere. With operations in Cambridge and Gloucester Massachusetts, LifeMine brings a unique approach to its revolutionary scientific and medical mission.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Operations Lead with experience in strain purification, curation, genomic DNA extraction and quantification. This role will oversee a team of research associates and technicians in our Gloucester, MA site to support the core research behind LifeMine's genomically-enabled drug discovery platform.

Job Responsibilities
  • Fungal strain collection curation
  • People management and development experience
  • Fungal isolation, propagation, and purification
  • DNA extraction, purification, and quantification
  • Laboratory inventory management system input and maintenance
  • Project planning, prioritization, and strong organizational skills

Job Requirements
  • M.S. in biology, microbiology, mycology, or related field with 2 years of relevant experience or B.S. with 4 years of relevant experience
  • Team management experience
  • Previous experience in strain curation required
  • Experience handling filamentous fungi is a plus
  • Laboratory Information Systems and barcode implementation experience
  • Working knowledge of -80C freezers, centrifuges, shaker incubators, autoclaves, and biosafety cabinets
  • Experience with liquid handling robots (Agilent, Hamilton, Tecan) desirable
  • Experience with streaking for microbes for pure isolates and use of dissecting and light microscopes
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to multi-task during daily routine
  • A desire to be in a laboratory setting, a sense of engagement, and enthusiasm towards LifeMine's mission

LifeMine is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, genetic information, ethnicity, citizenship, or any other characteristic protected by law.

We kindly request no solicitations by agencies or firms regarding this role.

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