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Compound Management Senior Technician

Semma Therapeutics

Semma Therapeutics

Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Wednesday, September 13, 2023

Job Description

Vertex Pharmaceuticals is seeking Compound Management Senior Technician to join our Compound Management group in Boston, MA. The Boston group is responsible for the local storage, tracking, and distribution of compounds as an integrated component of our global compound management operation.

This position is responsible for the fulfillment of dry and solution-based compound sample requests for customers at Vertex’s Boston site as directed by the supervisor. The Archive Management group is highly automated and this role will require routine operation of laboratory robotics, while interfacing with web-based software tools. The Compound Management Senior Technician will be responsible for processing new samples into the archive inventory including accurate sample weighing and dissolution. Additionally, this role will coordinate the shipment of orders with the logistics department.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage growing collection of small molecules and fulfill requests for compounds in both liquid and solid formats
  • Troubleshoot, operate, and maintain liquid handling instrumentation
  • Perform quality control checks and schedule repairs and maintenance of equipment
  • Coordinate with Facilities team, Vendors, and Instrumentation groups to ensure the lab remains functioning optimally
  • Communicate with scientists across the Research organization regarding compound orders
  • Manage the Compound Archive’s consumables inventory including interfacing with Fischer Scientific representatives to maintain stock shelves
  • Assist with management of daily production schedule and order fulfillment
  • Perform administration of reoccurring assay queues
  • Train new operators on processes in the lab
  • Order and process compounds from external vendors
  • Operate and evolve compound handling methods and processes to enable efficient execution of research activities
  • Participate in site-wide communication and training on archive function and capabilities
  • Manage and ensure integration of local support solutions with worldwide compound management strategies
  • Participate in the continuing development and implementation of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS), robotic handling methods and Inventory Database

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelors degree in engineering, biological sciences or life sciences related field
  • Requires a Bachelors degree and 4 years of experience or a Masters degree and 0-2 years of experience
  • The successful candidate will be a self-motivated, detail oriented individual able to multitask and follow directions
  • Demonstrated strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills with an emphasis on customer service
  • Experience with automated liquid handling and Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS)
  • Must be flexible and responsive to changing priorities
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively meet deadlines while working under pressure
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment
  • Must have a high aptitude for common computer programs (e.g. MS Office), in addition to being comfortable in learning new software and hardware systems
  • Demonstrated hands-on experience operating and troubleshooting multi-component automated platforms
  • Familiar with early stage drug discovery practices with a focus on small molecule compound management
  • Demonstrated experience with data handling / informatics / programming experience are a plus
  • Ability to navigate and be successful in a fast-paced, highly-matrixed work environment
  • A desire to be part of a highly innovative company aimed at transforming the lives of people with serious diseases, their families and society

Company Information

Vertex is a global biotechnology company that invests in scientific innovation.

Vertex is committed to equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to a person's race, color, sex, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, ancestry, ethnicity, disability, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, marital status, or any characteristic protected under applicable law. Vertex is an E-Verify Employer in the United States. Vertex will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.

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