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 oncolytic virus platform, are in development and are being evaluated in combination with other immunotherapies 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 (Ottawa) is responsible for oversight of the Turnstone Research lab located within Carleton University, and will manage operations in response to and in support of the evolving needs of the company. The Lab Operations Manager will apply technical expertise to inform decision-making and coordinate with Scientific teams to prioritize objectives. Responsibilities include sourcing and procurement of all lab consumables, reagents, and equipment, managing logistics for shipping and receiving, and maintaining communication with all team members to support their activities and enhance productivity. The Lab Operations Manager will coordinate with internal stakeholders, vendors and collaborators to manage budgets and timelines. Administrative responsibilities include maintaining all necessary licenses for lab operations, accounting, invoice approvals, budgeting, site-specific staff on-boarding, selection and management of vendors, management of equipment, facility maintenance, biological and consumable inventories. The Lab Operations Manager is responsible for maintaining a safe work environment in compliance with health and safety regulations, and as a member of the Joint Health and Safety Committee. They will support staff training based on institutional safety and operational requirements, and routinely review and update Health and Safety and Biosafety policies as needed.

 

Qualifications:

 

o   Bachelor’s or Master’s degree preferred

o   3-5 years’ experience in management/oversight of an industrial laboratory

o   Experience with Biosafety Level 2 material and CL2 zone work areas

o   Must have good problem-solving abilities

o   Self-starter with a strong work ethic and attention to detail

o   Knowledge and experience with standard software (e.g. LIMS, Microsoft Office Suite, Graphpad Prism)

o   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.