We are looking for a Microbial Lab manager to join us.

Duties and responsibilities:

Work with Lavie bio R&D team members to execute work plan and achieve targets addressing product candidate discovery, product development and technology advancement.

  1. Professional responsibility:
    • Lead and nurture a team of microbiologists and technicians, responsible for their professional training and supervision.
    • Hands-on responsibility for all task of the laboratory including culturing using various techniques, microbial stocks management and strains identification and quality control.
    • Lead research projects aim to develop new assays or generate data and results according to R&D needs.
    • Develop and implement innovative and updated scientific methodologies.
    • Manage the interfaces with related 3rd parties working with microbial lab.
  2. Microbial Bank management: Manage and maintain the integrity of Lavie Bio’s microbial bank and related databases.
  3. Inventory and purchasing management: Monitor and maintain reagents, disposable and instrument inventory according to needs including equipment QA.
  4. Safety and QA: Manage all laboratory safety and quality assurance aspects.


Education & experience:

  1. PhD with 1 year of industrial experience or M.Sc. with 3 years of industrial experience in the field of Microbiology – obligatory.
  2. Proven experience with various microbiology and molecular biology techniques – obligatory.
  3. Highly proficient with applied scientific projects management, microbial collection management and employee management – obligatory.
  4. Background and experience in biochemistry or fermentation and formulation – advantage.
  5. Understanding in one of the following fields – obligatory: Microbial Ecology, Plant Microbiome, Biologicals or Industrial Microbiology.


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(50% time, with an option to increase to full time position)

Reporting to the COO, US, the Site Administrator will be responsible for general administration of the US office, including, purchasing, finance aspects coordination, general administrative support, human resource coordination vendor relations and maintenance oversight. The job requires ensuring adherence to local legal requirements, managing the relationship with TriNet for HR services, contract and administrative coordination with the Israeli main site of Lavie Bio, and oversight of travel and general expense reports for the local team that will include up to 6-7 employees.


Overall Office Administration

Coordinate various aspects of the technical support regarding telephone, security services, electricity, insurance, furniture and space planning and IT maintenance.  Works closely with the Site head to:

  • Manage office vendors and providers
  • Interact with the owner/ managers of the facility
  • Coordinate office supplies and miscellaneous budgeting/purchasing
  • Ensure adherence to local legal requirements in terms of mandatory reporting of corporate and employee information

Purchasing (25%)

  • Place the entire orders for research supplies
  • Establish and maintain good working relations with vendors and suppliers

General Administrative support (25%)

  • Schedule and coordinating meetings
  • Coordinate Audio & Video conferencing activities
  • Manage employee travel arrangements
  • Prepare general office and employee travel expenses

HR activities (25%)

Directly and in coordination with HR vendor (TriNet), and coordinated with the site head and Manager of HR in The Israeli Corporate Serve as  the primary contact for administrative HR matters, including job postings, interview scheduling, and employee benefits

  • Manage TriNet relationship to ensure all HR matters (benefits, onboarding, etc.) are handled appropriately
  • Transmit payroll information for the permanent staff, vacation, sick leaves, absences
  • Organize company events social, business and training
  • Entire HR and general administrative activities and aspects will be coordinated with Evogene’s Director of HR (In the Israeli corporate).


Education & Experience  Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree, advanced degree is an advantage
  • 5+ years work experience in related position
  • Experience in Biotech companies and or in purchasing of laboratories equipment – an advantage.

Experience working with a start-up and/or international organizations preferred


Skills and Abilities:

  • Structured and organized thinker. Excellent organizational and planning skills with ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Ability to complete tasks under very minimal supervision within the required timelines.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work independently; proactively addresses issues and troubleshoots problems
  • Highly motivated; accountable and obligated; Initiative
  • Maintains excellent working relationships with colleagues and collaborators.


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Reporting to the US Site Microbiology lead scientist, the microbiology technician will be responsible for performing bench level experiments and following strict protocols for isolation, characterization, and testing of bacterial isolates.  Specifically, operations will include standard microbiology functions such as preparation of media, isolation of bacteria from environmental samples, solid and liquid culturing of isolates, archiving as glycerol stocks, data management, laboratory upkeep, sample collection from agricultural settings.  The job requires excellent hands on laboratory skills and experience as well as strong organizational and experimental skills along with a positive team spirit necessary to meet tight deadlines and high standards in a dynamic biotech startup environment.


This is an exceptional opportunity to join a fast-moving biotechnology company and to participate in shaping the future of a new player in the biologicals industry.



  • Field collection from agricultural sites of enriched microbial potential.
  • Isolation of whole bacterial populations and individual isolates derived from those populations
  • Production and testing of isolates for a variety of traits and commercial concepts.
  • Preparation of media, autoclaving, and proper disposal of spent materials
  • In coordination with the microbial bank manager, data management associated with new isolate archiving and test results.
  • Optimization of methods
  • Production of samples for advanced evaluations


Education & experience requirements

  • Bachelor’s in microbiology or Plant Pathology (with minor in Microbiology) or Agronomy (with minor in Microbiology)
  • Experience with all aspects of standard laboratory microbiology and sterile technique
  • Experience in field studies in Agriculture including row crops, fruits and vegetables, tree fruits is desirable
  • Valid driver’s license and physical fitness sufficient for moderate exercise associated with field work.


Skills and abilities:

  • Must possess good problem solving and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently; proactively addresses issues and troubleshoots problems
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work effectively in a team.
  • Good communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office.
  • Highly motivated; accountable and obligated; Initiative and proactive


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