Molecular Templates Inc
  • Austin, TX, USA
  • Full Time

Company Description:

Molecular Templates is a clinical stage biopharmaceutical company focused on the discovery and development of differentiated, targeted, biologic therapeutics for cancer. We believe our proprietary biologic drug platform technology, referred to as engineered toxin bodies, or ETBs, provides a differentiated mechanism of action that may address some of the limitations associated with currently available cancer therapeutics. ETBs utilize a genetically engineered form of Shiga-like Toxin A subunit, or SLTA, a ribosome inactivating bacterial protein, that can be targeted to specifically destroy cancer cells. Additional information about Molecular Templates can be obtained at


Position Overview:

Molecular Templates is seeking an experienced and highly-motivated professional to be an integral part of the Company's R&D team. The Lab Supervisor will be responsible for general lab upkeep and serve as a cross-functional point of contact for MTEM service departments (Purchasing, Supply Chain, Facilities).  This position will collaborate with the MTEM service departments to streamline lab purchases/ ordering (Purchasing), maintain and improve existing inventory systems (Supply Chain), and submission and completion of maintenance work order requests (Facilities).  This position will serve as the on-site R&D Safety Delegate and serve on the MTEM Safety Committee. Additional responsibilities include the management of Laboratory Technicians providing a support role to basic R&D needs, including but not limited to laboratory housekeeping, media and solution preparation.  This requires excellent technical skills and abilities, analytical and problem solving skills, organizational and time-management skills, verbal and written communication skills, ability to apply attention to detail, along with ability to operation independently.


Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a cross-functional point of contact with Operations teams to drive R&D needs
  • Collect and submit purchase requests for R&D Departments
  • Manage maintenance of service contracts and warranties with vendors
  • Monitor and maintain point of use supply inventories and asset control logs
  • Coordinate maintenance and repairs of R&D equipment
  • Serve as R&D Safety Delegate and representative on MTEM Safety Committee
  • Ensure that appropriate safety practices are implemented and maintained in the R&D Labs
  • Maintain OSHA compliance and enforce MTEM Safety Policies in the R&D Lab
  • Manage Laboratory Technicians in a general R&D support role
  • Coordinates daily consumable supply stocking and ordering
  • Coordinate new employee onboarding in R&D
  • Trains new employees in protocols and general use and function of lab equipment and instrumentation
  • Special projects, as needed



  • Bachelor's degree and 5+ years of relevant industry experience
  • Minimum of two (2) year of experience supervising direct reports
  • Previous experience in an EHS, Laboratory Safety Officer or committee role, preferred
  • Experience in laboratory facilities maintenance oversight and working with vendors, required
  • Experience in industry, preferred
  • Working knowledge of lab safety procedures, required
  • Excellent cross-functional communication skills, required
  • Excellent time management and multi-tasking skills; ability to manage multiple tasks with a high degree of professionalism
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, collaborative team environment
  • Ability to lift 30 lbs. and must be able to stand, crouch, sit, bend, or stretch for extended periods of time.


Reporting Structure:

This position has supervisory responsibilities. This position reports to the Director, Core Laboratories, R&D.


Molecular Templates, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and offers competitive salaries and benefits.

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