OVERVIEW

We are seeking a results-oriented Laboratory Manager responsible for managing and organizing the day-to-day operations at our state-of-art Research & Development labs across Biology and Chemistry groups. Equipped with a strong technical aptitude and systemic mindset, the successful candidate is adept in maintaining health & safety and complex robotic equipment as well as training scientists at all levels on operating it. This position will establish you as a mission-critical member to achieving Terramera's mission in reducing synthetic pesticides in agriculture, so we can grow more affordable, clean food for everyone, globally.  

This position is solely focused on lab operations management and will not work in scientific research. Terramera’s advanced research labs use automated liquid and plant handlers and imaging microplate reader, paired with high-throughput screening processes established for plant pathology, entomology, and weed science. 


Terramera offers a generous compensation package covering base salary, unlimited paid vacation, transportation subsidy, equity compensation, bonus plan, extended health benefits, paid professional development activities, home office equipment, and other attractive elements.


MISSION

To implement, manage and maintain a complex lab management system and processes to ensure all research labs are performing at optimal state. 


WORKING RELATIONSHIPS                                              

Reporting to Director of Chemistry & Bioinformatics, the Laboratory Manager works closely with management and scientists to improve, enforce and maintain processes and systems for optimal productivity, to understand technical needs for training, and to lead troubleshooting process for minor equipment issues. You will also interact with Facilities management to drive improvements in the overall laboratory environment and working conditions.    


ACCOUNTABILITIES

  • Leads the development, maintenance and quality assurance of all operational procedures and continuous improvements in the lab 
  • Owns the Heath & Safety framework, which includes polices and standards, and ensures they are adhered to without any compromises 
  • Ensures the smooth operation of robotic platform & laboratory automation to execute high throughput screening assays 
  • Oversees maintenance and troubleshooting of various lab instrumentation and automation, ensuring sophisticated equipment operates at optimal functionality by performing routine maintenance and fixing basic minor issues 
  • Manages shipping and receiving activities in proper compliance  
  • Orders lab supplies as needed and ensuring that consumables are sufficiently stocked and ready for use, e.g., sterilized, for scientists as necessary 
  • Manages execution of both scheduled and ad-hoc maintenance of HTS platform and associated equipment by aligning with both scientists and external vendors 
  • Monitors cold storage equipment, incubators, and alert the members if the temperature exceeds a specific threshold 
  • Maintains training records for all laboratory staff, including Demonstrations of Capability 
  • Performs calibration of HTS equipment for both accuracy & precision and quality control of HTS data 
  • Coordinates equipment access through scheduling with an appropriate booking system 
  • Performs other related duties in keeping with the purpose and accountabilities of the job 


REQUIREMENTS

  • Post-secondary education in Biology, Biochemistry, or related field
  • 2+ years of relevant lab management experience, preferably in large, complex environments (academia, industry, or government) and working with state-of-art equipment and tools
  • Matured experience in Health & Safety
  • Proven experience running lab instrumentation, including but not limited to liquid handlers, multi-mode plate readers is an asset
  • Proven ability to efficiently troubleshoot, test, repair, and service lab instrumentation
  • Biosafety Level 2 (BSL 2) and containment experience is an asset


QUALITIES

  • Impeccable attention to details
  • Always ensures full compliance with regulations and policies
  • High level of critical thinking to devise actionable solutions
  • Strong cross-cultural and cross-functional teamwork skills
  • Solid influential skills to drive consensus and tackle hard problems in innovative ways
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and to adapt to changing work schedules


LOCATION

  • Vancouver, BC, Canada


WHO WE ARE 

Terramera is a cleantech leader focused on fusing AI, science and nature to create revolutionary technologies that transform how we grow food and solve other world-scale challenges. With its Actigate™ Targeted Performance technology and mission to unlock the intelligence in nature to ensure a world that thrives and provides for everyone, Terramera is committed to reducing global synthetic chemical loads in agriculture by 80 percent while increasing global farm productivity by 20 percent by 2030. The privately held company was founded in 2010 and has grown to include a world-class bench of engineers, scientists, advisors and investors. Terramera is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, has integrated operations that include research labs, robotics workshop, greenhouse and farm, and has more than 200 patents in its IP portfolio. 


Our success begins with our people. We’re looking for A-Players who are passionate about making a difference as we are and thrive in environments that are dynamic, challenging and rewarding. Join our movement, as we set a new standard and change the world together as a highly dedicated, innovative, future-focused and solutions-oriented team.


While we thank all applicants for their interest, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. For more information on Terramera, please visit our website at www.terramera.com 


Terramera is committed to a diverse workforce and we are an equal opportunity employer. 


APPLICATION DEADLINE 

  • Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. 


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