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Lab Inventory Specialist

ManagedLab Services is an industry leader in supporting life science organizations and our team members are the key to our success.  ManagedLab has been rated one of the top ten fastest growing companies 5 out of the last 10 years. We have a current need for Inventory Specialists to support our expansion into a fully integrated service model. This is an amazing opportunity for those familiar with inventory principles and have a willingness to go above and beyond to ensure satisfaction at the customer and end-user level. These openings are for full-time (40-hour) non-exempt positions located in the San Francisco and South San Francisco area. 

About ManagedLab Services

We work as a team, harnessing the power of technology combined with a deep intrinsic knowledge of the inner workings of a lab.  We focus on active management of team members and employee engagement to offer our customers the best experience possible.

Founded in 2008 by CEO Taylor Moyer, she recognized that small scale labs spend an inordinate amount of time on basic lab support tasks instead of scientific research. Our answer to this paradigm was to take on these operational tasks, allowing researchers to focus on what they do best. Our existing customer base includes R&D and GMP organizations ranging in size from small biotechs to international pharmaceutical companies, providing Operational, Lab Support, Lab Management, and Vendor-Managed Inventory solutions.

Headquartered in San Diego, CA in proximity to “Biotech Beach,” ManagedLab is a Certified Women-Owned Small Business and a member of BIOCOM. Recognized by San Diego Business Journal as a “Top 100 fastest growing privately held businesses in San Diego” in 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2016.

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Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Position is responsible for the accurate accounting of inventory including counting, receiving, processing, recording and distributing supplies and materials. Expected tasks include but are not limited to:

  • Accurately counting and recording daily cycle counts.
  • Maintaining adequate stock levels by utilizing an inventory management system.
  • Moving inventory from stockroom or receiving locations to point-of-use locations.
  • Issuing inventory orders per established processes and procedures.
  • Tracking the receipt of incoming orders, which includes the verification of accuracy, quantities, and distribution; coordinate returns and exchanges; maintain contact with vendors.
  • Creating, maintaining, and preparing detailed records and files using appropriate software and processes.
  • Ensuring completion of a variety of inventory forms, when necessary.
  • Notifying appropriate parties when specialty items are ordered and received.
  • Receiving, accepting and unpacking incoming materials and supplies and removing any debris, as necessary.
  • Responding to requests and inquiries.
  • Working independently with minimal supervision


  • Thorough knowledge of inventory/stock control practices, shipping/receiving practices and basic inventory accounting software.
  • Exceptional organizational and contingency planning skills.
  • Comfortable with working with all levels of division team members.
  • Ability to develop proficiency and work efficiently.

    Minimum Training, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities, and/or Qualifications:
    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

    • High School diploma or G.E.D.
    • Demonstrable customer service and communication skills.
    • Familiarity with the research laboratory space.
    • 2+ years’ experience in inventory processes in lab consumables or retail environment.

    Employment Requirements

    • Legally allowed to work in California.
    • Available to work within the core business hours of 7AM to 6PM, Monday through Friday, with some flexibility. Typical work schedule is 8AM - 5PM.
    • Ability to travel 10%, locally.
    • Physical Requirements:
      • Significant standing, walking, moving, carrying, bending, kneeling, reaching, and handling, pushing, and pulling.
      • Ability to move and lift boxes up to 50lbs.
    • Must pass a pre-employment background check, driving record check, and drug screen.
      • Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records.


    • DOE, estimated starting salary range $18 - $22/hour.
      • Salary and title increases will be commensurate with merit, additional skills demonstrated, responsibilities gained, and time in the role.
    • Company-Paid Vacation, Holiday, and Sick Leave.
    • Available company-paid medical insurance as well as optional dental and vision insurance.
    • 401(k), 100% vested with available company match.

    Application Instructions

    Please fill out the application questionnaire, including a resume and at least one Personal and one Work History Reference.

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