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Lab Manager
Title:Lab Manager
Location:Philadelphia, PA

About SwanBio Therapeutics

SwanBio is a privately held, newly established biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of innovative gene therapy products for the treatment of central nervous system (CNS) disorders and diseases. SwanBio has a deeply experienced leadership team and is building an open, innovative culture that trusts its people, processes and science to deliver scientific, clinical and business success. SwanBio’s lead investor is Syncona, a premiere investment partner focused on building companies delivering transformational healthcare treatments. Sycona has a deep pool of capital and they are established leaders in the development of genetic medicine. In particular, they present a legacy of success in long term investment strategies for companies in the Gene and Cell Therapy space. Our goal is to become a world-leader in treating neurodegenerative diseases. With locations in Philadelphia and Boston, the SwanBio Team is building a strong pipeline of gene therapy development programs with a directed focus on critical unmet medical needs for CNS diseases.

The Opportunity

SwanBio is seeking an experienced lab manager to set up the cell culture laboratory.

Key Responsibilities

In this role you will:

  • Set-up of cell culture lab – ordering equipment, working with vendors, etc.
  • Use DOE (Design of Experiment) and other scientific methods to determine optimal media formulations to support a wide range of primary, immortalized primary, stem and continuous cells and cell lines.
  • Coordinate with Senior Leadership and provides input and guidance on strategies affecting cell culture media product lines and related projects.
  • Work within the cell biology R&D team to support all projects that have a media development component.
  • Represent team, as needed, on product development Core Teams and other cross-functional teams.
  • Maintain current knowledge of cell culture media development and manufacturing technologies to ensure product lines continue to meet customer needs and remain competitive.
  • Improve processes as needed to continuously improve cycle time and cost.
  • Develop and presents reports and presentations on team and project status; communicates issues to management appropriately and in a timely manner to ensure timelines, budget and goals are consistently met. .
  • Communicate pertinent corporate and business unit information to their team and ensures high quality, rigorous scientific and safety standards are upheld.
  • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organizations’ policies and applicable laws. Has authority either directly or through recommendations for employment decision to include selection, training, performance evaluations, counseling, promotions and terminations.
Basic Requirements:
  • Master’s Degree, Ph.D. or equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry, Cell Biology or other life science discipline is required:
    • Doctoral degree in a life science related field and 1-2 years of relevant experience OR
    • Master's degree in a life science related field and 3-5 years of relevant experience OR
    • Bachelor's degree in a life science related field and 5-8 years of relevant experience.
  • Minimum two years of experience as a manager, supervisor or team leader
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal laboratory compliance standards
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Previous experience in setting up a cell culture lab a must

About the Benefits:

The successful candidate will enjoy a competitive base salary and the opportunity to participate in incentive compensation programs including bonus and stock option plans. Additionally, SwanBio Therapeutics offers all team members a comprehensive benefits program including: medical, dental, vision care, 401(k), paid vacation and Holiday time. 

SwanBio Therapeutics is an equal opportunity employer
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