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Do Work that Matters. Enable Awesome. Have Fun. Grow with Us.

Are you familiar with coworking spaces? Imagine that . . . for life science laboratories.

As Operations Manager, you’ll collaborate with the executive leadership team to set direction, lead and develop people, serve clients, manage operations, and apply lean thinking & systematic problem solving to continuously improve.

We currently operate three coworking laboratories with 12 team members and have plans to triple in size in the next two years. You’ll directly lead each lab’s site lead and partner with the site lead to collaboratively lead the rest of the team. Your leadership will make sure that our facilities are robust, productive, and fun and that our team is proud, growing, and happy.

You want to do work that matters.
As a leader of people, you love the opportunity to enable awesome in others.
You believe that we should have fun at work – with our teammates and our clients.
You dislike stagnation, and instead want to grow with us.

Join us!

Why MBC BioLabs:

We launched MBC BioLabs to solve an important problem – some of the most important discoveries – ideas that could save lives – are often passed over. To solve this problem, we developed a new model. We rent space as small as a single bench in beautiful and well-equipped labs. Now, scientific entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into reality even if all they have is a credit card and a dream.

Our team is what makes this possible. Working together, we keep the labs efficient. By responding to our clients’ requests, keeping the labs well organized and clean, and maintaining fully functional equipment – we allow the scientists to focus on science.

Your Special Sauce:

You thrive at the intersection of people development, customer service, and operations improvement.

  • Respect for people is at the foundation of your leadership.
  • With a strong team identity, you enjoy collaborative decision making and work environments.
  • You have a growth mindset and appreciate the iterative process of learning and improving.

At MBC BioLabs, we practice lean continuous improvement and serve the life science biotech industry. While you don’t need direct experience in either, you do have to be interested and willing to learn new ways of thinking and working (and apply them and teach them to others!)

Your Role and Responsibilities:

As Operations Manager, you report directly to the executive leadership team, supporting the day-to-day laboratory operations, facilities management, and lean improvement operations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Supporting Facilities and operations for the San Francisco and San Carlos campuses totaling 78,000 square feet and growing to >200,000 square feet
  • Lead and develop Site Leads so that they effectively lead teams, manage sites, develop people, and improve operations
  • Collaboratively lead, teach, and coach a growing team dedicated to ensuring an exceptional client and laboratory experience
  • Develop strong rapport with clients and use insights into their evolving needs to develop and implement unique service offerings that maintain our leadership position with entrepreneurs
  • Collaborating with leadership in direction setting, decision making and process changes
  • Developing aligned key performance indicators and maintaining visual management systems
  • Facilitate efficient and sustainable building, technology and people processes to meet our client needs and comply with regulatory and EHS requirements
  • Program manage routine operations and special projects
  • Forge strong partnerships with suppliers, negotiate effective purchase agreements and manage inventory
  • Oversee new construction for our continued expansion
Your Skills & Experience:
  • Experience in leading people, with a track record of selecting and nurturing strong performers
  • Experience in a client-service environment, with proven abilities to deliver exceptional service standards
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a connector, with genuine interest in supporting the success of others
  • Experience managing day-to-day operations
  • Collaborative leadership and work style
  • Experience in (or ability and willingness to learn and adapt quickly) lean thinking, culture, and practices
Vaccination Requirement:

Due to the higher threat of more infectious and deadly COVID-19 variant strains emerging, we have a new mandatory vaccination policy that our employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 as a condition of employment. We will make reasonable accommodations for valid exemptions based on disability, medical, or religious reasons. With this policy, we join a growing list of organizations that are prioritizing sound science and available facts to best ensure the ongoing safety of employees and the community.

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Employment Opportunity

Job Title: Facilities and Operations, aka “Awesome Enabler”
Job Location: 930 Brittan Ave, San Carlos
Work Days / Shift: Full Time, Mondays to Fridays, 8:30am to 5pm

About Us

We launched MBC BioLabs to solve an important problem – some of the most important discoveries – ideas that could save lives – are often passed over. To solve this problem, we developed a new model. We rent space as small as a single bench in beautiful and well-equipped labs. Now, scientific entrepreneurs can turn their ideas into reality even if all they have is a credit card and a dream.

Our team is what makes this possible. Working together, we keep the labs efficient. By responding to our clients’ needs, keeping the labs organized and clean, and maintaining fully functional equipment – we allow the scientists to focus on science.

Enabling Awesome

A new age of innovation is here. As new therapeutics vastly improve our quality of life and words like “cure” are closer than ever before, we have both the opportunity and the obligation to fuel innovation. By fundamentally changing the approach to life science research, we not only give entrepreneurs the playground to be creative but the freedom to see it through. We lower the barriers to entry, minimize the start-up hurdles and provide a launchpad to take theories from hypothesis to data. Because we believe their success will not only change their business, it will profoundly impact the lives of many.

Job Overview

MBC BioLabs provides our resident companies with the best coworking laboratory space, equipment and services. This allows them to do experiments in the first week rather than 6-10 months. Our job is to allow them to focus on their science and to leave the complex task of running the lab to us. This is an important and yet really fun job – in fact, it’s Awesome! We have an important mission, wonderful team, and a terrific community. As a member of our team, your responsibilities will include keeping our coworking laboratory organized, optimized, and running smoothly. You will interface with our 45+ resident companies and support their daily operations – everything from keeping supplies stocked to ensuring our equipment and facilities are running at peak performance. No specific technical skills are required – if you share our vision of helping scientists find cures, have a passion for continually learning and improving, then we can teach you everything you need to know.

Qualifications

1) Respect for people – we only hire nice people who care for our clients and co-workers.
2) An eagerness to learn, continually improve, and to work hard.
3) A desire to help.

The ideal candidate will have a strong work ethic, be professional, enthusiastic, energetic, organized and detailed and client oriented — someone who naturally wants to help and enjoys learning new things. They will also demonstrate the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

We’re an organization that constantly wants to learn and improve. We’re looking for team members who want the challenge of finding innovative ways to improve our customer service.

Salary and Application

Sure, we provide competitive wages, but we also provide health benefits, paid vacation, mass transit bonus, and a 401K retirement program. Please apply – we’d love to see if you are a good fit for our team. Send your resume to linda.eng@mbcbiolabs.com.

Employer: MBC Biolabs
Location: 953 Indiana St., San Francisco, CA

Responsibilities

Build relationships between strategic scientific partners and biotech clients within the biotechnology industry. Role involves creating opportunities with MBC BioLabs strategic partners having ownership of the relationships including prospecting and execution of new agreements, as well as continued outreach with existing relationships. Work with strategic partners and internal stakeholders to determine how we maintain and grow our partnerships. Identify new partnership opportunities and evaluate the success of existing partnerships. Developing and cultivating potential partners through networking and event programs tailored for this biopharma community, and designing programs with mechanisms to allow partners to embed a scientist in our incubators for a sabbatical term.

Education

Bachelor’s degree in pharmaceutical science, biochemistry, or related field (or foreign equivalent).

Requirements

2 years of experience in the job offered or related position. Other special requirements: 2 years of experience working with business relationships and networking opportunities in the life sciences; 2 years of experience in the life sciences communicating to clients aspects of pharmaceuticals, mechanism of action and therapeutic application; 2 years of experience working with client needs in the life sciences.

Contact

Qualified applicants must mail resumes to MBC Biolabs, Attn: R. Blazej, 953 Indiana Street, San Francisco, CA 94107 quoting job #MBC081

Rate of Pay

$70k-90k

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