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Shipping and Material Technician

Location: Somerville, Massachusetts, 02143, United States

About Finch    

Finch Therapeutics is a clinical-stage microbiome therapeutics company leveraging its Human-First Discovery® platform to develop a novel class of orally administered biological drugs. With the capabilities to develop both complete and targeted microbiome therapeutics, Finch is advancing a rich pipeline of candidates designed to address a wide range of unmet medical needs. Finch’s lead candidate, CP101, is in late-stage clinical development for the prevention of recurrent C. difficile infection (CDI) and has received Breakthrough Therapy and Fast Track designations from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Finch is also developing FIN-211 for children with autism spectrum disorder and significant gastrointestinal symptoms. Finch has a partnership with Takeda focused on the development of targeted microbiome therapeutics for inflammatory bowel disease.


Position Summary   

As a Shipping & Material Technician at Finch Therapeutics, you will play a key role in material receiving & shipping, inventory management, and supplier management. Individuals will work closely with Quality Assurance to release critical raw material and other items. They will also work closely with Domestic shippers, as well as White Glove Couriers. The Materials Management team is responsible for ensuring inventory accuracy and assuring that the material and shipping needs are met for Donor Operations, Quality Control, and Manufacturing departments. 



  • Receive incoming materials while reconciling each item against open purchase order  
  • Ship materials to various locations utilizing vendor specific software (i.e. UPS WorldShip) 
  • Arrange transport and shipment of general product including biological samples. 
  • Arrange transport and shipment of drug product to clinical depot sites. 
  • Arrange international transport of products, working with couriers and brokers. 
  • Understand the documentation and logistic needs of international shipments. 
  • Perform all job duties in accordance with GxP, SOP and safety guidelines 
  • Stock inventory locations as needed throughout the site 
  • Communicate with vendors regarding delivery status, back orders, and report discrepancies  
  • Work closely with Quality Assurance on material release process  
  • Conduct lab walkthroughs to obtain inventory counts  
  • Support the conduct daily cycle counts of inventory as needed 
  • Attend and participate in both live and virtual meetings daily to check in and check out  
  • Availability to work weekends, if necessary 



  • 1 year of experience in supply chain management and procurement is preferable but not required 
  • Ability to consistently conduct and present in virtual meetings  
  • Excellent oral and written communication  
  • Strong planning, time management, organizational skills with superior attention to detail  
  • Flexible with ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize and meet on-going deadlines efficiently  
  • Proficient using a PC and utilizing Microsoft Office software including but not limited to Excel, Microsoft Office, Outlook  
  • UPS World Ship experience preferred but not required. 
  • Experience with international shipping preferred but not required. 


Physical demands and work environment 

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  

  • Ability to gown and gain entry to manufacturing areas.  
  • Ability to work in a manufacturing clean room for extended period of time.  
  • Physical demands: While performing duties of job, employee is occasionally required to stand for extended periods of time as well as occasionally required to walk, sit, bend down/ crouch, use hands to handle or feel objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; talk and hear. Employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  
  • Work environment: Work will be performed in both an office and laboratory/ manufacturing facility. The noise level in the office is low. The noise level in the laboratory/ manufacturing facility is moderate.  


More About Finch 

Here at Finch, we are determined 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 Harvard Pilgrim 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 401(k) contribution to help teammates save for life beyond Finch, as well as other savings and investment opportunities. 
  • We also try to keep the workplace an inspiring and motivating place to work with our fringe perks. Our facilities in Somerville, MA include an in-office gym with a shower and towel service (temporarily closed due to COVID), fully stocked kitchen with free snacks, iced coffee & flavored/sparkling waters on tap. 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 on-site 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.