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Facility Operations Manager


Enara Bio™ is a science-led company leveraging its proprietary discovery platforms to deliver targeted cancer immunotherapies designed to treat a broad patient population. Enara Bio is exploring the hidden depths of cancer and T-cell biology to discover and characterize novel, shared immunotherapy targets such as Dark Antigens™ and HLA-independent ligands. We are pioneering approaches to exploit these targets with a TCR-directed T-cell immunotherapy product pipeline.
Enara Bio was founded in 2016 and has been well funded to invest in the build out and growth of our R&D efforts and our fantastic team. The company is based in Oxford, UK.

Job Summary

The Facility Operations Manager is a key role within the Facilities & EHS Team and requires a self-starting and experienced candidate with an ability to understand and lead general facilities and laboratory management, ensure legal and ethical compliance of all laboratory activities, and contribute to maintaining a culture of zero harm across the company. The successful candidate will promote collaboration across Enara Bio departments and teams, as well as being a key contact with external stakeholders, 3rd party vendors and regulators. They will be responsible for successful completion of our annual facilities goals and requirements.

You will be expected to:

We are looking for an enthusiastic and highly organised individual to lead the day-to-day management of our company facilities, focusing on primary oversight, support and future planning related to a variety of laboratory-based research and development activities including equipment and infrastructure maintenance, tissue management, perishables/sample management, procurement and inventory management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead the day-to-day management of our Oxford-based facilities. Providing direct management and oversight of laboratory facilities and partnering with corporate administration team for integrated management of office facilities.
  • Manage equipment procurement and installation, servicing, and training needs.
  • Manage and maintain the facilities asset register and planned preventative maintenance schedule.
  • Oversight of reagent and consumable/perishables procurement process and inventory management.
  • Develop and maintain relationships and contractual arrangements with landlord, 3rd party vendors and regulators.
  • Understand and analyse company capabilities and requirements to enable future space planning and management of potential facilities expansion/adjustment.
  • Support finance/operation team with budgeting, expense tracking and invoicing for all facilities activities.
  • Contribute to the development and deployment of the Site Resilience Plan.
  • Support the delivery of Facilities & EHS strategic projects.

Minimum Qualifications and Experience required

  • BSc with at least 5 years experience in a lab or facilities management role in a life sciences environment.
  • Prior experience in a Biotech or Laboratory environment (CL2 or CL3).
  • Strong knowledge of the CoSHH Regulations and familiarity with a broad range of laboratory equipment and processes.
  • Strong knowledge of laboratory and facility infrastructure management.
  • Meticulously organised and readily able to prioritise workload in order to meet deadlines.
  • Able to communicate and work effectively across interdisciplinary teams.
Desired Qualifications and Experience required
  • Experience working in an HTA licensed laboratory would be an advantage.
  • Health and safety qualification in topics such as radiation (RPS), cryogenics, biosafety etc.
  • Facilities Management qualification and/or experience (e.g. MIWFM level or equivalent).

Further information

The Enara Bio team is driven to make a meaningful difference for people affected by cancer. Our culture is defined by our behavioural ethos:
  • Act with unconditional positive regard and integrity
  • Support each other to grow and develop
  • Promote a collaborative, passionate and fun working environment
  • Innovate by discussing issues, data and ideas openly
  • Respect each other and value our diversity
  • Embrace our shared goals and take ownership of our journey

We offer a competitive salary, commensurate with qualifications and experience, and a benefits package including pension and health insurance.

Applicants should be able to demonstrate proof of the right to work in United Kingdom.
Enara Bio Limited is an equal opportunities employer.

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Job Reference: 555904