Lab Manager at Cedilla Therapeutics
Cambridge, MA, US

About You and How You Will Have an Impact

You will be key in building, developing, and managing the lab and infrastructure of a quickly growing biotech startup.  We view you as a critical team member in the company and you will contribute in countless ways.

A few of them are:

  • Lab Management
    • Establish organizational systems and build points-of-use stations for common lab consumables
    • Maintain and re-stock points-of-use stations
    • Order, monitor, and manage common inventory items
    • Unpack and distribute packages
    • Make and maintain common buffers and solvents
    • Coordinate dry ice shipping for lab members and assist in assembling dry ice packages and completing paperwork (DOT/IATA training provided)
    • Conduct new hire on-boarding
    • Lead regular lab clean-ups and monthly lab operations meetings
    • Coordinate fridge and freezer storage organization and maintenance (cell banking, defrost cycles, etc.)
    • Develop emergency contact program for critical equipment (LN2, freezers, incubators, etc.)
    • Manage Benchling bioregistry and inventory tracking (including cell lines, antibodies, proteins, glycerol stocks, plasmids, etc)
  • Tissue Culture (TC)
    • Restock TC points-of-use stations
    • Manage monthly waterbath cleaning and incubator maintenance
    • Manage hazardous waste streams specific to TC
    • Manage bulk purchases of and aliquot reagents (ie FBS)
    • Manage routine mycoplasma testing and other QC assessments
    • Assist with expansion of cell line stocks as needed/appropriate
  • Liaison with Facilities Operations
    • Manage glasswash and autoclave services
    • Manage and enforce proper waste streams
    • Coordinate with Safety Partners to ensure lab safety requirements are met
    • Provide Biosafety and Chemical Hygiene training to new hires and annual training to lab members
    • Act as fire warden for drills and evacuations
    • Manage PPE (lab coats, safety eyewear, etc)
  • Equipment and Vendor Support
    • Coordinate delivery, installation, training, maintenance, calibration, servicing of lab equipment
    • Develop and enforce shared equipment sign-up systems
    • Interface with vendors to determine, maintain, and develop usage of products that fit Cedilla’s needs


Some of the highlights of your background are:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry, Biology or a related field with 3-5 years of relevant laboratory experience in an academic or industrial setting.
  • Previous experience with lab management in an academic lab or early stage biotech is essential, including ordering reagents, managing, purchasing and maintenance of equipment, and responsibility for overall organization in the lab.
  • Expertise in contract/quotation negotiations, shipping/receiving, preferred.
  • Experience with basic mammalian tissue culture, preferred.
  • Must have experience in managing a BL2 facility.
  • Candidates with experience in a startup biotech environment will be favorably considered.
  • The candidate must be detail-oriented, reliable and conscientious, with excellent organizational skills and oral and written communication skills.
  • The candidate must be capable of contributing independently and able to thrive in a highly collaborative, fast-paced, team-oriented environment with colleagues from diverse disciplines.

You are not just an amazing Lab Manager, you’re the whole package!


About Us

Cedilla is leveraging a growing understanding of the principles that dictate protein stability and applying those principles to target proteins that drive cancer and other diseases. Cedilla’s integrated product engine includes target-centric and unbiased approaches and is designed to produce small molecule therapeutics that degrade protein targets. Although degradation by small molecules has been observed serendipitously, degradation as a mechanism of action has not been pursued systematically in small molecule drug discovery.

We were launched in April 2018 and are backed by Third Rock Ventures