Lab Operations Technician

Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Part-time


Manus Bio is a next-generation industrial biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts that produces plant-based ingredients. We use a variety of patented and proprietary technologies for engineering microbes for the production of specialty chemicals, such as food ingredients, agricultural chemicals, and pharmaceuticals. We are seeking a motivated individual for a position that will specialize in lab operations and maintenance. This person will be expected to tackle a variety of challenges as an integral part of Manus Bio’s R&D team.

Why work at Manus Bio:

  • Opportunity – For motivated, results-oriented team members, our growth creates opportunities for personal and professional advancement.
  • Accountability – You are given the resources you need to succeed and the freedom to make it happen; in return, we hold each other accountable for our high expectations.  
  • Passion – We love what we do and enjoy working with others who feel the same way. We embrace the challenge and hard work that come with working on the cutting edge.


  • Support lab operations by preparing reagents and media and maintaining lab organization
  • Order supplies and consumables and maintain relationships with outside vendors
  • Maintain laboratory equipment and facilitate repairs and service calls when needed
  • Design and implement new protocols and procedures to enhance lab operational efficiency

Required Qualifications:

  • BS. or on the B.S. track in Bioengineering, Chemical Engineering, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, or similar discipline with some academic/industrial research experience
  • Hands-on experience with media preparation, autoclaving, and general lab maintenance tasks

 Preferred Working Style:

  • Must be very well-organized and be able to handle multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Must be a quick learner who is self-motivated and able to ask questions and seek clarity.
  • Must be flexible with day-to-day duties and able to thrive in a start-up environment.
  • Must be an excellent team member with strong communication skills and a desire to work collaboratively.
  • Must hold him or herself to the highest professional, scientific and ethical standards.


Job Type: Part-Time

Employee Status: Temporary to Permanent


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