Laboratory Operations

Equipment Specialist

ArsenalBio’s mission is to develop efficacious and safe cellular therapies for patients with chronic diseases, initially cancer.  Our products are being designed to herald the transition of adoptive cell therapy from a hospital based treatment to outpatient therapy, like most other cancer treatments. 

Our people are our greatest asset, they bring scientific talents in molecular biology, immunology, pharmacology, protein chemistry, computational biology, automation, genome engineering, software and other fields to make the future happen now.

ArsenalBio is seeking an Equipment Specialist to support our Operations Team. Reporting to the Equipment Manager, this position will support the science of our lab by managing all lab equipment, daily tasks, and maintenance to enable an efficient laboratory environment for the ArsenalBio team.

What You Will Do:

  • Support laboratory equipment documentation by maintaining internal equipment records
  • Establish and maintain a system for tracking and trending planned and unplanned equipment maintenance activities
  • Assist with internal laboratory equipment inventory processes and procedures
  • Support equipment management process lifecycle for new equipment acquisitions, equipment transfers, and equipment decommission
  • Partner with Super Users to train researchers on equipment operation
  • Respond to all equipment repair requests in a timely manner to maximize uptime
  • Serve as point of contact for vendor service calls, preventative maintenance, modifications and installations on instruments with minimal supervision
  • Coordinate scheduled and unscheduled maintenance activities with approved service provider
  • Maintain, manage, and respond to remote temperature monitoring system
  • Perform regular maintenance on all lab freezers (including defrosts)
  • Manage delivery service for all lab gases (CO2, LN2, N2)
  • Trouble shoot equipment issues and on an call basis 24/7 as needed
  • What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s in Engineering or a Life Science field or equivalent experience
  • 2+ years instrumentation/controls/mechanical hands-on experience 
  • Experience in managing equipment in a laboratory environment with high volume, high quality laboratory processes
  • Experience performing installation qualifications (IQ) and operational qualifications (OQ) on general laboratory equipment and specialized instrumentation
  • Basic knowledge of Molecular Laboratory equipment including Liquid Handling Robots (and other automated equipment preferred)
  • Strong understanding of GMP preferred
  • Basic understanding of quality assurance and quality management systems
  • Basic knowledge of IT systems, networking, system administration 
  • Ability to work independently and demonstrate a high degree of personal & professional initiative
  • Excellent time management skills; able to manage multiple competing priorities simultaneously
  • Ability to use/operate electronic measurement/calibration equipment in the maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment
  • Knowledge of principles, standard practices and techniques of servicing, maintaining and repairing laboratory equipment and instruments, materials, parts, supplies, equipment used in the maintenance of laboratory equipment
  • Must be able to lift 50 Lbs, work on equipment bending, kneeling, sitting, and/or standing
  • We are committed to hiring the best talent from diverse backgrounds. A diverse workforce engenders richness of thought, creativity and discovery. We invite individuals who embrace intellectual achievement to bring their unique personal and professional journeys and together we will build transformative cell therapies for cancer patients.

    We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

    To all recruitment agencies: ArsenalBio does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, or Arsenalbio employees. ArsenalBio is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.


    ArsenalBio was formed by its investors and scientific founders to discover, develop and commercialize curative and safe cellular therapies for patients with life threatening diseases, initially cancer.

    We believe the most productive and secure route to achieving this goal is to build scaled platforms of technologies challenged with scientific questions to yield informative data from hypothesis driven, well controlled experiments. These data will inform the design of ambitious, best-in-class, lead compositions. Our leads will be rigorously evaluated and honed until we are convinced our matured leads, called development candidates, can be prepared for testing in needy, and vulnerable patients.

    Our products will be designed to speed the transition of cell therapy from hospital-based to outpatient treatments, increasing access to more patients at lower cost to patients, health systems, and insurers.

    To achieve this mission, we are building diverse teams of talented, curious, and caring individuals who believe in our mission and our vision to be sustainable in our business plan, our work habits, and our personal lives.

    Our values create: a foundation for mutual respect, an engaging harmony from many voices, and unselfish behavior to aid our colleagues.

    This is ArsenalBio.
    This is our Company.

    Ken Drazan, MD
    Founding CEO


    Best in Class Health & Wellness Plans

    Flexible Office Hours

    Paid Parental Leave

    Healthy Kitchen Snacks

    Daily Catered Lunches

    Free Onsite Fitness Center

    Unlimited Vacation Days

    Generous compensation and equity packages

    Commuter Benefits

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