Laboratory Coordinator

Jazz Pharmaceuticals

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Jazz Pharmaceuticals plc (NASDAQ: JAZZ) is a global biopharmaceutical company whose purpose is to innovate to transform the lives of patients and their families. We are dedicated to developing life-changing medicines for people with serious diseases – often with limited or no therapeutic options. We have a diverse portfolio of marketed medicines and novel product candidates, from early- to late-stage development, in neuroscience and oncology. We actively explore new options for patients including novel compounds, small molecules and biologics, and through cannabinoid science and innovative delivery technologies. Jazz is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland and has employees around the globe, serving patients in nearly 75 countries. For more information, please visit and follow @JazzPharma on Twitter.

Brief Description:

The Lead Coordinator provides operational and administrative support to the Jazz Vancouver offices and laboratories. This role will provide an effective and safe working environment and serve as primary site contact to internal/external stakeholders and vendors. This role requires a motivated and experienced professional who is confident in their ability to deal with the challenges of working in a dynamic environment. The position holder must work and communicate effectively both internally and externally.

Essential Functions:

Performs a wide variety of laboratory, administrative and office operational tasks.

Administrative Support:

  • Shipping and receiving of office and lab supplies, including pharmaceutical components. 
  • Coordinate with external vendors to ensure contracted services deliver the required service:
  • e.g waste disposal, laboratory monitoring, uniform services.
  • Work with IT to facilitate and support IT maintenance activities.
  • Respond to trouble calls within the site from building security and/or service vendors.
  • Office management tasks, e.g. consumables orders, repair requests, postal and kitchen supply.
  • Coordinate with Global Workplace, building management and external vendors to design, plan and implement office and/or laboratory improvements at the Vancouver site.

Procurement Coordination:

  • Work with internal stakeholders to onboard new vendors, establish contracts and gain financial approvals.
  • Provide financial updates and assist with budget forecasts for site.
  • Complete monthly accruals and quarterly asset audits.

Laboratory Support:

  • Ensure laboratories and offices are maintained and operated in accordance with provincial health and safety requirements.
  • Support infrastructure installation and maintenance. Coordinate with building management and tradespeople to install and maintain required utilities (e.g. power, venting, plumbing) to support laboratory equipment. 
  • Coordinate with site Health and Safety team to expedite resolution of potential hazards in offices and laboratories.

Staff Amenities:

  • Initiate and maintain staff amenities, including but not limited to:
  • Cleaning is carried out to required standards, addressing deficiencies with building management
  • Assist staff to access building resources, e.g. parking, gym memberships, building access.
  • Maintain adequate supply of consumables to the offices and break rooms.
  • Independently plan and implement site and company-wide events within a defined scope and budget.

Employee On-Boarding:

  • Work in conjunction with and in close collaboration with HR and IT to ensure a proactive staff on-boarding system is maintained, including forward-looking office space requirements and equipment needs.

Knowledge Management:

  • Ensure regular digital archiving of laboratory notebooks and documents.
  • Enables access to archived material as needed, and return of materials to depositories.

Staff Support:

  • Training coordinator for Formulation Research: identifies, modifies and assigns job roles, coordinates and assigns training, and ensures all staff training requirements are assigned and re-certified as needed.
  • Site health and safety officer for non-laboratory spaces: ensures safe working environment through proactive resolution of potential hazards, conducts monthly audits of office spaces and laboratory safety equipment.
  • Coordinate all external health and safety training sessions for Formulation Research employees, including re-training as necessary.
  • Ensures all site employees have all required Health and Safety program trainings, including yearly acknowledgements of risk assessments.
  • Maintain, review and obtain approvals of Health and Safety policies and procedures in Jazz document management system. 

Qualifications and Experience

  • 3 years previous experience in laboratory management is required
  • Previous experience in lab and/or office management
  • Knowledge of industrial safety standards (e.g. WHMIS, WorkSafeBC)
  • Prior chemical and/or biological safety training is desirable
  • Strong problem solving, communication and time management skills
  • Comfortable with occasional work in a laboratory setting
  • Experience with SAP is desirable

Required/Preferred Education and Licenses

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a degree in biological or chemical sciences is preferred.

Description of Physical Demands

  • Constant mobility within office and lab environment.
  • Routinely sitting or standing for extended periods of time, as required by job.
  • Operation of computer, printer, telephone and other similar office machinery as necessary to perform tasks as well as laboratory equipment as required.
  • Occasional lifting and/or carrying of objects up to 30 lbs.

Description of Work Environment

  • Work indoors in an office/lab environment with little exposure to excessive noise, dust, fumes, vibrations and temperature changes.
  • Frequent computer use at workstation.
  • May move from one work/lab station to another as required by tasks.
  • Responsibilities may require a work schedule that may include working outside of “normal” work hours, in order to meet business demands.
  • Occasional handling of dangerous goods.
  • As an office-based position, the holder is expected to maintain an onsite presence and be available to deal with office and laboratory issues as they arise. Given the link to the office environment, this position is not suitable for remote working.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender-identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

Jazz Pharmaceuticals is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.


Jazz Pharmaceuticals Canada, Inc. and Celator Pharmaceuticals Corp. are committed to fair and equitable compensation practices, and we strive to provide employees with total compensation packages that are market competitive.

For this role, the full and complete base pay range is $68,000-$102,000. Individual compensation paid within this range will depend on many factors, including qualifications, skills, relevant experience, job knowledge, and other pertinent factors. The goal is to ensure fair and competitive compensation aligned with the candidate’s expertise and contributions, within the established pay framework and our Total Compensation philosophy. Internal equity considerations will also influence individual pay decisions. This range will be reviewed on a regular basis.

At Jazz/Celator, your base pay is only one part of your total compensation package. The successful candidate may also be eligible for a discretionary annual cash bonus or incentive compensation (depending on the role), in accordance with the terms of the Company’s Global Cash Bonus Plan or Incentive Compensation Plan, as well as discretionary equity grants in accordance with Jazz’s Long Term Equity Incentive Plan.

The successful candidate will also be eligible to participate in various benefits offerings, including, but not limited to, Extended Health Care, Dental, Long Term Disability, Life Insurance, RRSP, and paid vacation.

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