Lab Operations Associate, BioLabs Watertown

BioLabs Watertown · Watertown, Massachusetts
Department BioLabs Watertown
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

BioInnovation Labs (BioLabs), established in 2009 and headquartered in Cambridge, MA, is the premier network of co-working spaces for life science startups. We are enabling innovation to make the world a better place through interaction with the smartest and most motivated people in the world. We are seeking a Lab Operations Associate to contribute to the development and execution of our business plan and long-term growth strategy. Through a rapidly growing network of global locations (currently 11 in US and 2 in Europe), our collaborative lab space model is uniquely designed for scientific entrepreneurs to test, develop, grow, and commercialize their game-changing ideas. Each location supports entrepreneurial scientists with premium, fully equipped, and supported laboratory and office spaces alongside unparalleled access to capital and industry partners.  


Reporting to the Director of Lab Operations, the Lab Operations Associate at our BioLabs Watertown, MA, location, will assist in the routine operation of a shared office and laboratory space to provide full support to our resident companies. In this hands-on life science role, the Lab Operations Associate is a competent, self-directed individual who employs a high level of autonomy in work delivered. While assisting in the routine maintenance of shared laboratory space, the Lab Operations Associate responds to the laboratory-related requests of our resident companies and other staff members, as needed. In addition, the successful candidate is comfortable learning about and using lab instruments and not afraid to try things outside their comfort zone. The position provides an excellent opportunity to support promising startup companies in their most formative years while developing your laboratory skills in a cutting-edge biotechnology facility.


  • Manage the maintenance and servicing of laboratory equipment including daily tasks to ensure instruments are working properly, schedule preventative maintenance, and troubleshoot routine issues.
  • Develop standard operating procedures for the start-up and shutdown of shared equipment.
  • Manage liquid and solid waste pickups and proper storage of chemical and biohazard waste.
  • Act as the point person for training residents on scientific equipment and ensuring proper use.
  • Additional duties include keeping spaces clean and maintaining inventory stock levels of consumables, critical reagents, and supplies essential to the operation of the laboratory.
  • Working in collaboration with BioLabs’ staff on special projects to achieve objectives and enhance organization, cleanliness, and safety in the laboratories and overall facility.
  • Managing shipping/receiving and special projects as needed.


  • Minimum of one (1) year experience in a laboratory environment, experience in equipment cleaning and maintenance, chemical and biological waste management.  
  • Bachelor of Science Degree, preferably in biology/chemistry, genetics, or related life sciences discipline.
  • Familiarity with cellular, molecular, and microbiology techniques.  
  • Outstanding organizational skills and ability to prioritize multiple tasks and/or projects, inventory management and ordering.  
  • Customer service focused, with an excellent work ethic and an optimistic attitude.  
  • Detail-oriented with specific attention to quality control and getting things right. 
  • Personable and articulate, with strong written and verbal communication skills.  
  • Desire to be part of a team-focused environment, 
  • Proficient in all Microsoft Office applications.  
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds and be able to stand for multiple hours at a time.
  • Ability to travel to other BioLabs MA locations, as needed. 

BioLabs provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. 

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  • Location
    Watertown, Massachusetts
  • Department
    BioLabs Watertown
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience