ABOUT NEWLAB

Newlab is a community of experts and innovators applying transformative technology to solve the world’s biggest challenges. Newlab membership and studios bring together entrepreneurs, engineers, inventors, and industry leaders to create sustainable solutions and enterprises. Newlab employs technologies, including robotics, A.I., and material science, to transform what matters most—health, environment, media, cities, and infrastructure.

The Product Realization and Prototyping department operates the Prototyping facilities at Newlab—project and product-focused workspaces that are set up for accelerated iterative prototyping and are open to the Newlab community: members and member companies.  

The facilities include the Wood & Metal Shop, CNC Room, Textile & Electronics Lab, Spray Booth & Casting Room, DigiFab Workshop, and BioLab, and are accessible 24/7.  Generally they are a place where nearly anyone can work, develop, and build anything.

The Product Realization team provides a layer of supportive infrastructure for the community. This allows for the spaces to accommodate access to equipment for many people to work simultaneously without requiring prerequisite levels of experience.  The Product Realization team promotes lateral thinking while providing exposure to new ideas and techniques with their logical application to help hone ideas into manufacturable products.

ABOUT THE ROLE

Newlab is seeking a Product Realization Specialist, a full-time salaried role, with a focus on the operation and maintenance of the BioLab, and support of its user base.  The Product Realization Specialist will also contribute within the other workspaces as necessary – either helping Members within the AgTech/Bio field within the other workspaces, or contributing to projects along with other Product Realization staff as necessary.

The ideal candidate will feel comfortable and have a working knowledge of the current and emerging state of scientific technology and have experience and an inherent understanding of the dynamics of community spaces, hopefully honed through working within and assisting in the facilitating of such spaces.

Responsibilities

  • Development of curricula and the deployment of training to onboard Newlab members and companies to safe and productive use of the space
  • Acting as a resource for members as they work through projects in all areas from assistance with brainstorming to practical consideration of tool selection and use, and helping to determine the best course of action to meet prototyping and project requirements
  • An inherent knowledge of operation and maintenance of the equipment within the BioLab, including incubators/growth chambers, various lab test equipment, and computers and software systems; the ability to learn new pieces of equipment as necessary
  • A progressive outlook to develop and grow the utility and capability of the facility 
  • Continued growth as a professional 
  • Ensuring safe and respectful work practices and policies are followed and adhered to
  • Other responsibilities will include assisting Product Realization staff, and/or advising Members in other facilities as needed

Experience & Qualifications

  • College degree focused on chemistry, biology, soil science, botany, or related fields
  • 3+ years experience working within communal lab spaces, and an inherent understanding of community negotiation and upkeep in communal work environments
  • Ability to communicate complex ideas to professionals of various fields and experience levels
  • Well-versed in the operation of various scientific tools and equipment as well as relevant software for data collection and management
  • Organized and safety conscious
  • Experience working with various wood, metal, electronics, textiles, or digital fabrication equipment is a plus

Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Newlab equity
  • Health, dental and vision insurance
  • Generous paid time off
  • Professional development stipend