Lab Manager, Fermentation | Amyris | Emeryville, CA

The Fermentation Laboratory Manager organizes, manages, and optimizes laboratory materials and purchasing of equipment to facilitate a cost-efficient, highly effective, and streamlined work environment for Fermentation Lab Operations (FLO). Additionally, the role will serve as the lab feedstock program manager, ensuring quality and quantity for high throughput operations.

Responsibilities:

    • Manage and maintain materials and supply inventory for FLO that include checking consumables, ordering, and coordinating relationships with vendors and internal stakeholders.
    • Collaborate and implement processes that drive workflow efficiencies.
    • Schedule and organize laboratory daily work sessions with Operations.
    • Establish training protocols for onboarding new team members.
    • Program management for feedstock inventory and quality control.
    • Coordinate and engage Support Core Engineers as needed.
    • Identify multiple sources of lab critical materials to ensure continuity of supply chain.
    • Cross train with Support Core Engineers to provide troubleshooting support when needed.
    • Monitor and minimize waste streams while ensuring compliance with strict environmental standards and recycling objectives.
    • Lead FLO department efforts to share interdepartmental knowledge through SOPs, collaborative research, and change control.
    • Participate or lead infrastructure improvement projects.

Required Qualifications:

    • 5+ years of relevant industry experience, including at least 2+ years of management or leadership experience.
    • B.S. or M.S. degree in Life Sciences, Chemistry, Engineering, or related discipline.
    • Exceptional multi-tasking, organizational, interpersonal communication skills.
    • Willingness to provide hands-on assistance with lab support tasks.
    • Experience in laboratory control, root cause analysis, and corrective and preventive action management.
    • Experience in environmental, health, and lab safety practices.
    • Proficient in MS Office, database management software.
    • Able to lift 25 pounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

      • Knowledge of programming languages such as SQL preferred.
      • Lean Six Sigma experience preferred.
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