Senior Lab Operations Associate

Athens, GA
Full Time
Mid Level
The Company
We are Alloy Therapeutics—a biotechnology ecosystem company empowering the global scientific community to make better medicines together. Through a community of partners, we democratize access to pre-competitive tools, technologies, services, and company creation capabilities that are foundational for discovering and developing therapeutic biologics. The company facilitates affordable, non-exclusive access to the entire drug discovery community from academic scientists, small and medium biotech, to the largest biopharma. At Alloy, we believe our industry should compete on getting the best drugs to patients as quickly as possible, not exclusive access to the best platforms. As a reflection of our relentless commitment to the scientific community, we reinvest 100% of our revenue in innovation and access to innovation. MAY THE BEST DRUG WIN.

Alloy is headquartered in Waltham, MA with additional labs in Cambridge, UK; Basel, CH; and Athens, GA and 82VS portfolio companies in Boston, San Francisco, Dallas and Oklahoma City. Successful members thrive in our shared culture of accountability, deliberate trust, and open communication. As a team we aspire to work together to exceed expectations and collectively contribute across the global organization to always maintain our nimble, startup culture.

This is an on-site and full-time position with flexibility to work from home. At Alloy, we have an ethos of “Mentorship-By-Apprenticeship” in all of our positions. We strive to have workers in the office when needed to interact organically and face-to-face. Of course, as a lab-based operation, our cells and animals grow 7 days a week, 365 days per year. We respect and value our colleagues for their hard work that requires them to be in the lab every day. We ask our people who have more flexible accommodations, like this position, to appreciate their colleagues who have less flexibility. We are all one team!

The Role 

As a Senior Lab Operations Associate at our Athens facility, you will be pivotal in ensuring our laboratory operations are seamless and efficient daily. This role centers around lab operations and facilities management, providing a dynamic and critical interface between various departments and functions. In this role you will supervise the maintenance of our facility and office spaces, liaising with a range of vendors to ensure timely upkeep and repairs. You will also be the onsite primary point of contact for Environmental Health & Safety (EH&S) and the on-site liaison for the IT department.
This role demands a proactive and positive approach, characterized by a strong collaborative spirit and the capability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
This role will report to Associate Director of Operations with autonomy owning various stakeholders, projects, and tasks in a dynamic start-up environment while keeping up the pace of Alloy. This is you!

How You’ll Drive Impact 
  • Organize: Manage an inventory which includes consumables, chemicals, supplies, etc., and working with vendors to ensure continuity in the supply chain.
  • Manage: Oversee all aspects of Athens shipping and receiving process, biohazard waste, chemical waste and the overall organization of the lab for efficiency and safety. You will maintain records for EH&S compliance and work collaboratively with the scientists on site.
  • Execute: Follow and enhance established Alloy processes and procedures to ensure lab is functioning optimally, striving for operational excellence.
  • Partner: work closely with the R&D team to ensure our laboratories operate without interruptions, managing equipment maintenance schedules and overseeing necessary repairs to support ongoing scientific innovation.
Why We Value You 
  • You have excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • You have great attention to detail and the ability to spot inconsistencies in daily workflow
  • You have the ability to collaborate with key team members to complete projects, tasks and goals within a specific timeframe
  • You can troubleshoot issues that arise and make quick decisions with key stakeholders.
  • You are willing to help the site out as needed to keep operations on track.
  • You are able to maintain site a shared drive and workspace with others members of the operations team to effectively achieve goals and objectives.
Desired Multipliers  
  • BA or or equivalent in biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, or a related field, OR Alternatively, at least 2 years of hands-on experience in a laboratory setting.
  • Extensive experience with liquid handlers and other laboratory automation technologies is highly advantageous. Your ability to streamline lab processes through automation will be a critical asset.
  • Proven track record in international shipping of bulk items, with proficiency in DOT and IATA regulations. Your experience ensures our operations maintain global compliance and efficiency.
  • Experience managing of biohazard and chemical waste in accordance with RCRA guidelines. Your commitment to safety and sustainability is paramount.
  • Capability to handle physical tasks, including lifting items over 50 lbs, which is essential for laboratory operations.
  • Willingness and ability to collaborate with teams across various US and international time zones, ensuring seamless global operations.
  • Openness to accommodate occasional travel, up to 10%, to meet project requirements and team collaborations.
Taking Care of Our People
We support the individuality of what people need to do outside of work to empower them to do their best at work. While you focus on making better medicine together, we focus on programs and benefits that support a diverse and growing team. Whether you’re single, in a growing family, or nearing retirement, Alloy offers a variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits starting from day one.
  • Competitive base and equity compensation commensurate with level of experience and independence
  • 401(k) company match
Health & Family
  • Generous personal and family medical, dental and vision benefits with 100% of premiums and deductibles covered
  • Company-paid disability (STD, LTD) and life insurance
  • Paid parental leave
  • Family planning support up to $45,000 (e.g., IVF/PGT, adoption, surrogacy, egg retrieval)
Unique Perks
  • Unlimited PTO (paid time off) and flexible schedules
  • Annual stipend for continuing education with commitment to your career through individualized professional development plan
  • Wellness and Extensive Employee Assistance Program (EAP) including resources for mental wellness
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Here at Alloy, we democratize capabilities for discovering and developing therapeutic biologics. So, being diverse and inclusive isn’t just something we strive for, it is who we are, and part of what we do each and every single day. We want to ensure that as an employee, you feel Alloy is a place where, no matter who you are, you feel safe, included, and that you have the opportunity to bring your unique self to work. 

Alloy Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, disability, or other legally protected status.  If you are unable to submit an application because of incompatible assistive technology or a disability, please contact us at [email protected].  We will make every effort to respond to your request for disability assistance as soon as possible.

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