Turnstone Biologics is a clinical-stage, immuno-oncology company focused on the development of next-generation oncolytic viral immunotherapies for patients with a broad range of solid tumors. Turnstone’s unique, first-in-class oncolytic viral immunotherapies harness anti-tumor immunity by combining the potent tumor-killing effects of an oncolytic virus with a tumor-targeted T-cell vaccine. Our robust pipeline of early-stage biologics, based on our MG1 oncolytic virus platform, are in development for multiple solid tumors and are being evaluated in combination with other immunotherapies, including checkpoint inhibitors, to drive unprecedented, durable T-cell immune responses. Turnstone continues to build a world-class, high-performing company that embraces being a learning organization with a sense of urgency.  Turnstone has a seasoned board of directors and venture capital partners, and highly active R&D efforts led by a world-class scientific management team. Turnstone is co-located in Ottawa, and Hamilton, Canada and New York, USA.

Position Overview:

The Lab Operations Manager (Temporary) is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the local R&D group. Responsibilities include sourcing and procurement of all lab consumables and equipment, managing logistics and maintaining communication with all team members to support their activities and enhance productivity. The Lab Operations Manager will apply technical expertise to inform decision-making and coordinate with Scientists to prioritize objectives. Administrative responsibilities include document control for the local R&D group, selection and management of vendors, management of equipment and facility maintenance, biological and consumable inventories, budgeting, invoice approvals and site-specific staff on-boarding. The Lab Operations Manager is responsible for maintaining a safe work environment in compliance with health and safety regulations. They will develop SOPs and support staff training requirements for the local R&D group. The Lab Operations Manager will coordinate with internal stakeholders, vendors and collaborators. They will manage projects in response to and in support of the evolving needs of the company, which will involve coordination of stakeholders and management of budget and timeline.

Experience & Qualifications:

  5 years experience in an industrial laboratory
  Must have good analytical and problem-solving abilities
  Self-starter with a strong work ethic and attention to detail
  Knowledge and experience with standard software (e.g. LIMS, Microsoft Office Suite, Graphpad Prism)
  Knowledge and commitment of Occupational Health and Safety Procedures in a laboratory.


Turnstone Biologics welcomes and encourages applications from people with disabilities. Accommodations are available on request for candidates taking part in all aspects of the selection process. We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected will be invited for an interview.