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Octant, Inc. 


Emeryville, CA

Job Description. You’re a Lab Manager who is motivated by Octant’s mission to engineer biology to rationalize drug discovery. As part of the Octant team, you’ll help move the state of our technology forward. You love working in the lab, are organized, and take pride in your work. You thrive on getting things done, are eager to trouble-shoot random tasks that arise in startups, and can navigate the uncertainty of an ever-changing and fast-paced environment.

As a Lab Manager at Octant, you’ll keep the molecular biology, tissue culture, and chemistry labs running smoothly while also working closely with our scientists to support, expand, and implement Octant’s core technologies.

This job might be great for you if you:

  • Have 1+ year(s) of experience in a biology lab, preferably with some lab management responsibilities.

  • Are enthusiastic about developing and implementing lab procedures and structure that keep a lab running. This includes, but is not limited to, ordering and maintaining supplies and equipment, managing laboratory safety, negotiating with vendors, optimizing the lab space, etc.

  • Get excited about implementing novel experimental techniques.

  • Are detail-oriented and thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative, team-oriented startup environment.

  • Have a degree in a biology-related field or equivalent experience.

For more information, please send a resume/CV and cover letter to

Medical, dental, & vision coverage with competitive compensation based on experience level.

Octant is an equal opportunity company. We are a welcoming place for everyone, and we do our best to make sure all people feel supported and connected at work.