Lab Technician

Facilities Cambridge, Massachusetts


Description

Company Overview

Repertoire Immune Medicines is a clinical-stage biotechnology company working to unlock and direct the remarkable power of the human immune system to prevent or treat cancer, as well as autoimmune and infectious disease.  The company is founded on the belief that the repertoire of T cell receptor (TCR)-antigen codes that drive health and disease represents one of the greatest opportunities for innovation in medical science.  Repertoire scientists created and developed the DECODE and DEPLOY suite of technologies, which allow in-depth characterization of TCR-antigen pairs, and the ability to rationally design and develop novel targeted immune medicines.

From its sites in Cambridge, Mass., and Zurich, Switzerland, Repertoire’s team of more than 120 is creating a new category of immune medicines enabled from its DECODE discovery platform.  The company’s first product in the clinic is a novel multiclonal T cell therapy consisting of T cells derived from the peripheral blood, activated against a curated set of antigens, and armed with a proprietary cytokine.  Repertoire is in clinical-stage immuno-oncology development today, targeting metastatic solid tumors.  In the field of autoimmunity, Repertoire is currently using its proprietary platform to discover novel epitopes and TCRs from patients with type 1 diabetes.  The company is also using its DECODE platform to discover infectious disease antigens and responding T cell clones.

Role Overview

The Lab Technician will act as the liaison between R&D and Lab Operations.  The resource acts as the front line and point of contact for all lab operations activities.  The BSL2 labs are critical to science that we do.  This role is responsible for ensuring that lab activities are not disrupted, that equipment is well maintained, and that all operations run smoothly.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lab support services: shipping/receiving, consumables ordering/stocking/inventory, glass wash/autoclaving, monitoring of the bottled gas/nitrogen supply and alarm points, equipment troubleshooting and repair coordination, asset tagging, weekly or monthly safety shower/eyewash, and fire extinguisher checks.
  • General maintenance/upkeep of premises; changing out ceiling tiles/lightbulbs, special project work, hanging white boards/TV's, patching/painting, changing out lightbulbs, cubicle breakdown/build ups, and shelving installation.

Qualifications/Experience

  • High school degree or equivalent.
  • 2-3 years of experience as a lab technician, preferably in biotech.
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to handle a variety of responsibilities with limited supervision.
  • Good time management skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in executing initiatives dedicated to laboratory safety and associated regulatory guidelines.
  • Ability to perform the physical demands of the role including lifting moderately heavy boxes, prolonged standing, pushing gas tanks, etc.
  • Experience with HVAC, electrical, janitorial, and other facility related duties highly desired.

 

Repertoire is committed towards social responsibility and developing an inclusive culture.  Much as the power of the immune system lies in the diversity of T and B cells, we believe that our work requires the creativity and ingenuity of a diverse workforce, and we are committed to pursuing that in all facets of the work experience at Repertoire.  We will continue to educate ourselves about the inequities and barriers present in our society and act as a company where we can make a difference.

Repertoire is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.