March 30, 2022

Facilities and Laboratory Operations Specialist

Job Type: Full Time

The Opportunity:

X-Chem is seeking a Facilities and Laboratory Operations Specialist to help maintain the facility and a safe, compliant, organized and well-run laboratory environment.  This position reports to the Head of Facility and Laboratory Operations.


  • Provide emergency response for equipment and facilities
  • Assist with facilities-related and special projects as required. Engage and interact with property management for the facility
  • Coordinate shipping, receiving, disposition, and tracking for multiple laboratories
  • Washing glassware and autoclaving laboratory materials
  • Laboratory purchasing assistance
  • Maintain laboratory inventories and supplies, prepare routine buffers, and stock shelves,
  • Supports safety and compliance in the laboratory by monitoring and collecting hazardous waste, updating chemical inventory, and filing SDS’s
  • Maintain cryogenic liquid and compressed air supplies
  • Maintain freezers with periodic defrosting and cleaning
  • Clean and maintain basic laboratory equipment such as water baths and balances
  • Participate in lab cleanouts

Required Skills and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma and work experience. Bachelors degree preferred
  • Certification or ability to complete certification in DOT, RCRA, IATA
  • Ability to lift 40 pounds
  • Ability to work additional hours as required
  • Ability to participate on emergency response and security alarm teams
  • Ideally candidate would have knowledge of laboratory procedures and functions
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills as well as flexibility and attention to details
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

Why you should join us:

X-Chem offers highly competitive compensation based on prior experience and qualifications as well as comprehensive benefits in order to best support our people.  Benefits we offer includes: 100% Paid Medical, Dental, Disability, and Basic Life/AD&D Insurance; 401K match; 12 Paid Holidays; 22 days PTO; Tuition Reimbursement and Professional Development; Flexible Spending accounts for both medical and dependent care; social hours and company events. Our work environment includes casual dress, bike storage, free parking, and wellness perks.

Who We Are:

X-Chem is the pioneer in DNA Encoded Libraries also known as DEL.  As a privately held drug discovery services organization, our mission is to leverage the X-Chem platform to help create molecules that will improve human health by supporting our customers:  Pharmaceutical and Biotech Companies.  The Company is headquartered in Waltham, MA with locations in Montreal, London, and Budapest.  X-Chem offers a stimulating, casual, and fun working environment; plus a competitive salary and benefits package, and the opportunity for all employees to grow with the Company.  X-Chem is an equal opportunity employer that complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act.  All applicants must have authorization to work in the United States.

EEO Statement:

X-Chem is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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Job Code:  RC2201

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