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Laboratory Operations Assistant

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, , United States
Full-time

About Finch  

Finch is a clinical-stage company developing novel microbiome drugs to serve patients with serious unmet medical needs. Our machine learning-based platform mines molecular data collected from human interventional studies to identify the microbial communities driving positive patient outcomes in different disease areas. By developing drugs from microbial communities that have already demonstrated therapeutic effects in humans, we are pioneering a new approach to drug discovery and rapidly transforming the promise of the microbiome into a reality for patients.   

 

Our lead therapeutic candidate, CP101, is initially targeting the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI). CP101 recently met its primary endpoint in a large placebo-controlled trial in recurrent CDI, providing the first positive pivotal data for an oral microbiome drug. We also have programs targeting the treatment of chronic hepatitis B, children with autism and serious GI symptoms, as well as two programs partnered with Takeda Pharmaceuticals targeting inflammatory bowel disease.  

 

Position Summary 

Reporting to the Lab Operations Manager, the Lab Operations Assistant will assist in optimizing laboratory efficiency. This person will execute and monitor daily laboratory activities. The Lab Operations Assistant will be responsible for monitoring water and chemical waste streams to help maintain a safe working environment.   

 

Responsibilities / Duties 

  • Receive, unpack, and track inventory of reagents, consumable and laboratory supplies 
  • Perform regular maintenance of anaerobic chambers and equipment 
  • Perform regular environmental monitoring and equipment cleaning tasks 
  • Coordinate and send shipments for Research and Development teams 
  • Track and update team on inventory orders  
  • Coordinate shipping material to offsite vendor and requesting material from vendor 
  • Handle lab waste streams 
  • Wash glassware and sterilize lab supplies 
  • Maintains laboratory cleanliness  
  • Assist with laboratory related safety issues 
  • May help with office facility related activities 

  

Qualifications  

  • High school diploma with 2 to 3 years of professional experience  
  • Laboratory experience is a plus 
  • Exceptional organizational skills required 
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with the ability to work with multiple stakeholders  
  • Familiar with laboratory safety a plus 
  • Ability to prioritize activities at multiple laboratory sites 

   

More About Finch 

Here at Finch, we strive to create the best work environment and experience for you through our formal benefits programs and fringe perks. Together, we hope that we’ll create a fun & supportive environment in and out of the workplace as we strive to create a new class of therapeutics together to help patients. 

  • Our formal benefits include medical, dental, and vision coverage through Blue Cross Blue Shield in addition to life insurance and long-term & short-term disability policies. We offer discretionary and flexible paid time off policies. Should you choose to start or grow your family while working at Finch, we aspire to lead our peers by offering several months of paid parental leave. We also offer a generous non-discretionary 401K contribution to help teammates save for life beyond Finch in the future and other savings and investment opportunities. 
  • We also try to keep the workplace an inspiring and motivating place to work with our fringe perksOur facilities in Somerville, MA include an in-office gym with a shower and towel service, fully stocked kitchen with free snacks, iced coffee & flavored/sparkling waters on tap, and highly subsidized meals through LeanBox. We sponsor ride-sharing to and from the office from preset locations around Boston, Cambridge, and Somerville. We are always evaluating our fringe perks and hope to grow them alongside our team.  

*Only facility-dependent employees are working onsite in Somerville until further notice. 

  

Equal Opportunity Employer 

We are committed to recruiting, developing, and retaining the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool.  All aspects of employment including the decision to hire or promote, will be based on aptitude, performance, and business need. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, military and veteran status, or any other legally protected status. Finch will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.