Lab Manager

Tierra Biosciences is a VC-backed biotech startup based in San Leandro, CA. We are developing a standardized and high-throughput protein synthesis platform. We are looking for an organized and resourceful person to run core operations in the lab. These operations include everything from procurement/equipment maintenance to assisting in running the Sol platform. This is a startup role and some combination of science, operations management and people skills is expected, along with a willingness to both delegate and do all areas of work.



  • Understand the functioning of the company and establish systems of organization where needed
  • Coordinate execution of standardized work for commercial projects, ensuring adherence to SOPs
  • Proactively identify issues in lab, identify possible solutions and communicate to supervisors and the team 
  • Stay on top of safety, inventory, and equipment
  • When needed, take care of tasks like buffer/media prep at the bench
  • Maintain a presence at the lab as first point of contact for safety, deliveries, etc
  • Maintain outreach with other onsite companies as well as with building management



  • Associates or Bachelor’s degree in the life sciences (biology, chemistry, etc)
  • Work experience in industry/government/university lab
  • Experience with biochemical techniques (eg. buffer preparation, aliquoting, pipetting)
  • Exceptional organizational abilities
  • Desire to do work that enables and supports others


This is a full time position onsite at our San Leandro location. We implement various COVID19 policies, but the nature of this position requires someone to work onsite.  Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. For consideration, please visit and submit a cover letter and resume.