Lab Operations Technician

KSQ Therapeutics

Cambridge, MA, US
  • Job Type: Full-Time
  • Function: Operations
  • Post Date: 01/06/2021
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  • Company Address: 610 Main Street North 4th Floor, Cambridge, MA, 02139

About KSQ Therapeutics

KSQ Therapeutics develops and deploys precision functional genomics to discover drug therapies. The Company has built a genome-scale precision functional genomics platform, called CRISPRomics, to pinpoint therapeutic nodes that directly correlate genomic function to disease with unprecedented certainty and speed.

Job Description

About KSQ Therapeutics

At KSQ Therapeutics, we seek to understand the role of every human gene in each disease, each tissue, and each cell that we study. This comprehensive approach has resulted in a massive, experimentally derived dataset that we have found to be remarkably predictive of past successes and failures in oncology and immuno-oncology product development. Utilizing this approach, we also identified a number of opportunities for the development of new medicines. As a result, we have aggressively invested in these distinct, highly validated pathways for new drug development with the expectation that the medicines we create may become the next breakthrough products for patients.Founded in late 2015, KSQ is a preclinical-stage biotech in Kendall Square that has rapidly advanced the field of CRISPR-enabled functional genomics, from in vitro cell autonomous screens to more complex genome-scale screens of immune cells in vivo. The company has expanded the scope of its technology to include multiple cell types and to unlock areas beyond oncology. KSQ is led by a team of accomplished industry experts in drug discovery and development. We maintain a lively and inquisitive environment in the heart of the vibrant Kendall Square (KSQ) neighborhood.

Position Summary:

KSQ Therapeutics, Inc. is seeking an exceptional, highly motivated Lab Operations Technician to help facilitate daily operations of an R&D biology lab. This position will involve maintaining lab consumables inventory, equipment maintenance, communicating with vendors, safety training, and scientist support. A successful candidate will have excellent communication skills, highly confident decision-making ability, and embrace the highly dynamic environment of a fast-growing, successful biotech.


  • Manage the stocking and inventory of lab consumables utilizing a third party inventory management system
  • Direct daily shipping/receiving operations of consumables as well as incoming/outgoing samples to collaborators
  • Interface with Accounts Payable and Legal
  • Assist with managing and optimizing a LIMS-based sample management system
  • Assist with equipment life cycle management, form acquisition to install and periodic maintenance
  • Assist with coordinating repairs and preventative maintenance of laboratory equipment.
  • Create/Update Standard Operating Procedures and Asset Maintenance Work Plans as required for improvement to asset management system.
  • In partnership with safety team, perform routine lab safety inspections and walkthroughs, and participate in monthly safety committees
  • Manage storage and shipment of waste streams


  • Biotech/industry experience required, 1-3+ years
  • Education: BS with 1+ years in biology, chemistry, or a related field.
  • Prior knowledge of lab safety regulations and safety training
  • RCRA, IATA and DOT certification preferred
  • Commitment to quality, attention to detail, and team player mentality
  • Ability to independently solve problems, to think critically and creatively as part of a fast-paced biotech
  • Outstanding customer service skills with strong follow up on all issues through execution to achieve successful results.
  • Proficiency with computer based data management and Microsoft Office is needed.
  • Knowledge of LIMS and LabCloud systems a plus

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