Scientist II, Systems Immunology



New York, NY, USA
Posted on Wednesday, March 13, 2024


About Immunai:

Immunai is an engineering-first platform company aiming to improve therapeutic decision-making throughout the drug discovery and development process. We are mapping the immune system at unprecedented scale and granularity and applying machine learning to this massive clinico-immune database, in order to generate novel insights into disease pathology for our partners - pharma companies and research institutes. We provide a comprehensive, end-to-end solution - from data generation and curation to therapeutics development, that continuously supports and validates the capabilities of our platform.

As drug development is becoming increasingly inefficient, our ultimate goal is to help bring breakthrough medicines to patients as quickly and successfully as possible.

Immunai is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

About the role:

As a Laboratory Operations Manager at Immunai, you will work as part of the Lab Operations team to ensure that the laboratory operates at the highest levels of safety and efficiency. This position provides support with lab training functions and general lab management.

Location: New York

What will you do?

  • Provide daily support to the lab groups to ensure that everything is running smoothly and there are no issues getting in the way of work
  • Purchase lab supplies, assist with procurement decisions as needed
  • Manage inventory and stocks, receive shipments as needed
  • Contribute to quarterly inventory reporting
  • Interface with the finance and legal teams as needed
  • Act as a primary contact for emergencies and equipment failures
  • As part of scheduled rotation, availability outside of regular working hours in the case of an emergency or critical equipment failure
  • Manage EHS compliance record-keeping
  • Provide support for lab site OSHA and FDNY compliance and maintain records
  • Assist with GLP/QC administration when needed, supporting the equipment/ asset inventory, and maintaining and updating lab training records
  • Assist in creation and editing of SOPs and other documentation as needed
  • Assist with QA assignments as needed
  • Interface with ACLS facilities management to resolve lab issues as they arise
  • Manage LN2 and CO2 systems to ensure that they are working properly
  • Provide support with domestic and international incoming and outgoing shipping
  • Research and spec out new lab equipment and instruments, work with lab members to assess needs and make recommendations
  • Assist other members of the Lab Operations team as necessary


Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree, preferably Biology, Chemistry, or related scientific or environmental field
  • 3-4 years of experience in a research laboratory setting; GxP/ CLIA lab experience is preferred
  • Prior experience performing lab operations management tasks
  • Familiarity with inventory management systems and finance applications such as Netsuite preferred

Required skills:

  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Proactive, with a “can-do” attitude
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organization
  • Punctuality
  • Adaptability to a variable work environment
  • Strong computer skills, including the use of the G-Suite
  • Ability to lift up to 25 lbs.

Desired personal traits:

  • You want to make an impact on humankind
  • You prioritize “We” over “I”
  • You enjoy getting things done and striving for excellence
  • You collaborate effectively with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • You constantly challenge your own assumptions, pushing for continuous improvement
  • You have a growth mindset
  • You make decisions that favor the company, not yourself or your team
  • You are candid, authentic, and transparent

Compensation: This position offers a salary typically between $95,000 and $115,000. There is an opportunity to consider higher compensation above this range based on business need, candidate experience, and or skills.

*Please note that when you apply for a position at Immunai, your application will be processed via our recruitment platform Comeet. You can read more about how we process personal data here: