Laboratory and Office Manager

Sensible Biotechnologies, Inc.

Place of work
Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
Contract type
Wage (gross)
1 500 EUR/month

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The role reports to the Head of Finance and Operations and will involve direct work with our Chief Science Officer (CSO). You are the first point of contact to our science teams in Bratislava, as well as for colleagues in Oxford and Boston and to our broad network of external partners (vendors, universities, customs offices, couriers and consultants). You are digitally savvy and learn quickly how to use new digital tools, explore options and how recurring activities and processes can be improved. Beyond operational tasks you take initiative to track and interpret purchasing and vendor data (delivery time, price, geography) to streamline and speed up procurement and help our Science team to achieve our R&D results. We offer competitive salary, equity compensation, non-financial benefits, and the chance to help scale operations at a dynamically growing biotech startup.


  • Work with the R&D team to understand their processes and requirements; maintain an organized lab that enables best experimental workflows;
  • Keep an active and updated inventory of laboratory supply; proactively reassessing upcoming needs versus current stocks and upcoming orders;
  • Conduct all lab purchasing activities including procurement, receiving, and stocking of inventory such as consumables, chemicals, and lab equipment;
  • Manage incoming invoices, execute payments and work closely with Finance Team to ensure proper accounting treatment for invoices;
  • Support purchasing activities for Oxford Lab and work together with the Oxford Lab Manager to streamline purchasing activities for the whole Group;
  • Serve as primary contact for lab vendors;
  • Assist scientists in simple technical work as needed, in areas such as preparation of cell cultures, preparation of cultivation media and cell banks ;
  • Oversee and maintain laboratory policies and Environmental Health and Safety requirements;
  • Ensure office supplies and services for all Sensible locations around the world;
    Support Head of Finance and Ops and Line Managers in ensuring proper employee attendance records;
  • Take part in various projects focusing on improving operational excellence and building organizational capabilities of the Company.

Job Requirements:

  • Education & Experience:
  • At least 3 years work experience in biochemistry / molecular biology laboratory and/or a MA degree in biochemistry/molecular biology/biology/chemistry/genetics; 
  • Experience with lab equipment procurement;
  • Past experience with managing laboratory orders and inventory;
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel and Google products;
  • Fluency in both English and Slovak (or Czech).
  • Skills & Competencies:
  • Passionate about science: Enthusiastic about lab work and eager to contribute to our dynamic environment;
  • Resourceful, proactive, and independent, with the ability to excel under intermittent supervision,
  • Meticulous attention to detail and organization;
  • Excellent communication and writing skills.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience with (international) public tendering in Slovakia and/or Europe;

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

Slovak - Proficiency (C2) and English - Advanced (C1)


Brief description of the company

Sensible Biotechnologies is a pioneering global biotechnology startup operating in the USA, UK, and Slovakia. Our vision is to bring new, high-quality, safe, and accessible mRNA medicines and vaccines to patients worldwide. You will experience personal growth, face new challenges, and join a team that is working on technology with the potential to transform medicine as we know it.

Number of employees

10-19 employees


Contact person: Michal Karlubik, MSc.
E-mail: send CV
ID: 4836557  Datum zveřejnění: 22.5.2024  Spodní hranice mzdy (brutto): 1 500 EUR/month