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Lab Operations Manager

Natick, Massachusetts, United States (on-site)
30+ days ago


VirTech Bio (VTB) is developing a hemoglobin-based oxygen carrier (HBOC) for treatment of hemorrhagic shock and organ support prior to transplant.  The product, OxyBridge™, is intended for use when blood is not an option but oxygen transport is required.  The unmet need is critical; applications include combat casualty care, domestic trauma and disaster preparedness as well as better organ recovery prior to transplant.

With proof-of-concept studies completed, and $13.7 million in non-dilutive government funding received or awarded, the company is prepared to embark on the next phase of development, GMP production and IND-enabling GLP studies.  The first clinical trial is planned for 2024.

VTB is seeking an individual with experience in laboratory operations in a biotech production environment to support the development and manufacturing of its proprietary HBOC solutions in preparation for clinical trials.

VTB operates an R&D laboratory and is in the process of transferring production technology to a contract cGMP manufacturer.  The company needs someone with quality systems experience to provide quality systems oversight, with the support of a consulting quality systems professional, and manage the transfer. The lab will continue small-scale production and analytical lab operations.



  • Bachelor's degree in Biology, Chemical Engineering, or related discipline; applicants with 3-5 years relevant experience or 2 year experience and a Master's degree will receive preference
  • Experience in a drug development industry environment preferred. including compliance with regulatory guidelines regarding record keeping
  • Experience with basic laboratory analytical and production operations; training will be provided regarding specific instrumentation and operations
  • Experience with sterile technique required; experience with safe handling of blood products desirable
  • Familiarity with using standard operating procedures, Quality Management Systems and document control preferable 
  • Strong organizational skills, ability to manage projects, multi-task and solve problems in fast-paced research and/or production environment
  • Team player with good communication skills who can support company's mission with enthusiasm 


Duties include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Initially the position does not include management of other personnel but it is expected that management opportunities will grow (and salary and stock options concomitantly)
  • As part of a team, support daily laboratory operations and maintain the laboratory environment to the highest hygienic standards, mitigating the risk of contamination and introduction of variables affecting production outcomes.
  • Responsible for proper use, preventive maintenance, and servicing of all VirTech Bio (VTB) equipment and analytical systems.
  • Manage raw materials, consumables, reagents, and solutions inventories.
  • Contribute to the design and implementation of systems and procedures (SOPs) required for the maintenance of the HBOC production and analytical/Quality Control Laboratory.
  • Contribute to the maintenance of VTB Documents Control and Quality Management systems.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 64833989
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Natick, Massachusetts, United States
  • Company Name For Job: VirTechBio
  • Position Title: Lab Operations Manager
  • Job Function: Laboratory
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Job Duration: Indefinite
  • Min Education: BA/BS/Undergraduate
  • Min Experience: 2-3 Years
  • Required Travel: 0-10%
  • Salary: $75,000.00 - $120,000.00 (Yearly Salary)

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