Laboratory Operations Associate at Senti Biosciences
South San Francisco, CA, US
Thank you for your interest in a career at Senti Biosciences. We are seeking individuals who are passionate about the future of genetic circuit therapeutics and have the energy and boldness to thrive and grow in a dynamic and fast entrepreneurial environment.
Senti Bio is seeking a lab manager to support its research and development activities. A successful applicant will be operationally minded, able to multi-task and organize multiple efforts, have strong people management skills, and be comfortable managing a biological research facility. This role is well suited for applicants with prior lab management experience with interest in gaining exposure to a fast-growing startup environment in synthetic biology and cellular therapeutics.


    • Support operations of a R&D laboratory with 30+ researchers in partnership with the Lab Operations Manager
    • Manage inventory order requests, purchasing, receiving, organization, restock, and spend for all lab materials; full management of live inventory list
    • Maintain an organized and functional laboratory workspace
    • Responsible for reporting and troubleshooting equipment issues with equipment SME’s
    • Support implementation of all best practices pertaining to lab controls, safety, and improvements
    • Enforce lab policies and safety guidelines, maintain lab and safety records (i.e. lab audit records and record findings)
    • Maintain equipment calibration schedules and serve as the primary point of contact for any equipment failures or alarms
    • Support vendor contracts and documentation (i.e. COI, quotes, requirements, scheduling)
    • Assist with maintenance of all lab related contracts and requirements, including and not limited to: HMBP, EPA ID, CERS, medical waste management plan, general waste and recycling, etc.
    • Support data quality goals of the R&D and Technical Operations teams as needed for the company ELN or lab notebooks
    • Support office management tasks when needed during special events or by request
    • Lead or assist other lab or facility related requests


    • Undergraduate degree in a scientific or technical field
    • Familiarity with a biological research laboratory and EHS/OSHA requirements
    • Familiarity with state/federal waste manifest requirements
    • Strong organizational skills and comfort with electronic records and tools with an ability to meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment
    • Strong communication skills, ability to speak to tasks and activities clearly at all times
    • Strong ability to multitask and prioritize competing activities
    • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to manage diverse opinions and priorities  
    • Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a multi-functional team
    • Start-up laboratory experience a plus
Senti Bio is the next generation therapeutics company that designs gene circuits and programs cells for tremendous therapeutic value. Our mission is to engineer an entirely new class of medicine that will transform people’s lives by curing the most challenging diseases. We are proud to count NEA, 8VC, Amgen Ventures, Pear Ventures, Lux Capital, Menlo Ventures, Allen & Company, Nest.Bio, Omega Funds, Goodman Capital, and LifeForce Capital among their investors. Senti Bio is based in South San Francisco, CA, USA.