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Operations Manager 

About us

Traitology is a pioneering digital biology company, focused on developing value-added products through an integrated and efficient pipeline. We adopt a technology-agnostic philosophy, channeling our efforts into the discovery and rapid development of crop varieties. Our goal is to enhance yield and ensure these varieties are resilient against the challenges of climate change, as well as emerging pests and diseases. By harnessing the power of unique crop genetics, computational biology, and genome editing, we aim to accelerate the development of new products. These innovations are designed to boost field productivity and contribute to more sustainable agricultural practices.

Positions:  1

Hiring levels:  Operations Manager/Executive Assistant


Research Triangle Park, NC



The Role

  • Traitology is in search of a driven and seasoned professional to fulfill the role of Operations Manager or Executive Assistant, contingent upon the candidate's level of domain expertise and experience.

  • The successful candidate will play a pivotal role in bolstering the efficiency and effectiveness of our Functional Leadership Team (FLT) through comprehensive support. 

  • Key responsibilities include the adept management of confidential information, prioritization of tasks, and swift adaptation to shifting priorities.

  • The role demands a strong capacity for independent initiative, with a focus on proactive problem identification and resolution, coupled with the ability to forge and maintain productive collaborations with both internal and external stakeholders.

  • The incumbent will be tasked with managing essential operational facets such as calendar organization, travel logistics, meeting coordination, and the oversight of deliverables and workflow processes.

  • A significant part of the role involves enhancing team communication, coordinating critical meeting documents, and leading efforts to streamline procedures and elevate productivity and efficiency within the team.  

  • This position reports to the CEO.

The Responsibility

  • Support the FLT with calendar management, including setting up internal and external calls, Board calls, and other meetings. 

  • Manage travel arrangements, including coordination with external travel agents for flights, hotels, rental cars, and car services. 

  • Organize and submit expense reports. 

  • Assist in organizing events, including venue selection, catering, and invitations. 

  • Attend meetings as requested and provide scribing support. 

  • Support document management, including signature execution, tracking, and reporting in coordination with company policies. 

  • Manage board correspondence and conference registrations. 

  • Provide compliance and technology support. 

  • Serve as the “hub” for coordinating internal activities, outings and events.

  • Learn and manage technology setup, including A/V, video conferencing etc.

  • Support team projects, events, and meetings as assigned. 

  • Assume responsibilities around regular social media, website, and PR updates.


  • 5 years of administrative support and office experience, ideally within life sciences. 

  • Bachelor's degree, with a basic understanding of Biology.

  • Strong organizational skills with a keen attention to detail. 

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks and work independently, and collaboratively.

  • Effective communication skills with the ability to interact at all levels of the company.

  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills, including PowerPoint, Excel, and Word. 

  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively

  • Strong written and oral communication skills; interact effectively with peers; and maintain a positive attitude with peers

  • Remain highly adaptable, flexible, and accommodating to the needs of a fast-paced, start-up company environment

  • Adaptability and enthusiasm for new challenges, curiosity, and a passion for learning

  • Creative and strategic thinking, willingness to be bold and take risks, and the ability to recognize and learn from failure

  • A collaborative mindset that is open to giving and receiving ideas, perspectives, and feedback

Benefits that Matter

  • A fun, fast-paced and collaborative work environment with a flat org-structure

  • Highly competitive salary and bonus

  • Excellent medical and retirement/401K benefits

  • Employer contribution to Health Savings Account (HSA)

  • Free Dental and Vision coverage for employees and their families

  • Flexible paid time off (FPTO) program and paid parental leave

  • Wellness benefits, company retreats, lunches and more.

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