My Green Lab is fundamentally and permanently improving the sustainability of scientific research. As a non-profit organization, we were formed ...View Company Profile
Department: Executive Team
Reports To: CEO
Posted: February 23, 2023
Closes: When position is filled
To apply: submit a resume and cover letter through My Green Lab’s application portal at: https://www.mygreenlab.org/employment-opportunities.html
Do you want to lead the development of an industry-changing software platform at one of the world’s most important startups promoting environmental sustainability across the biotech, pharmaceutical, and other major global industry sectors? Do you want to apply your skill to supporting the global scaling of programs that deliver industry-leading sustainability outcomes, recognized by the United Nations as a critical solution to the climate crisis?
Join My Green Lab to work with brilliant colleagues in a stimulating and supportive working environment. Work flexibly from your home office. Receive a competitive and performance-driven compensation and benefits package. My Green Lab seeks applications from experienced technology professionals who want to contribute to an organization making a difference on some of the world’s most critical issues in a dynamic and rapidly growing industry.
About My Green Lab
Scientific laboratories drive research and development for industries around the world, and they represent an enormous, untapped potential for sustainability. They discard over 12 billion pounds of plastic annually, and they consume 5-10 times more energy and water than office spaces. Worldwide, laboratories comprise an industry that is 3 times the size of the building products space and just over half the size of the automotive industry.
My Green Lab is a highly entrepreneurial, disciplined start-up organization that delivers industry leading improvements in the environmental impact of laboratories by building a culture of sustainability through science, directly engaging scientists and the teams of people who support them. Our members and supporters range from small laboratories to some of the science community’s largest corporations and academic institutions. We develop standards, oversee their implementation, and inspire the many behavioral changes that are needed throughout the scientific community. In addition to motivating behavioral change in and around the lab through easily and rapidly implementable tools with clear measurement and verification, we are also leading data-driven research into environmental health impacts and resource consumption. Since our founding in 2013, MGL has become one of the most influential organizations in the laboratory sustainability space.
About This Role
My Green Lab’s Chief Technology Officer will play a critical role in driving the technology vision for My Green Lab at a critical juncture for the organization. The primary focus of the CTO will be to oversee the successful delivery of an enterprise-quality software platform to track and assess the sustainability impacts of laboratories and their supply chains. As an important secondary priority, the CTO will oversee internal technology, supported by an external IT contractor.
My Green Lab currently uses third-party software tools to administer its two flagship program, Green Lab Certification and ACT. The CTO will create a strategy and roadmap for a next-generation software toolset to support a rapid scale up of the organization’s programs. The configuration of the toolset is to be determined, based upon PaaS, Developer Stack, or perhaps a hybrid. Leveraging prior efforts, My Green Lab will ask the CTO to quickly develop the roadmap for this toolset.
This role is an exciting new position in a high-growth organization that will be critical to My Green Lab’s mission and impact. While no direct sustainability knowledge or experience is required, a passion for My Green Lab’s mission is an asset.
The key responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Platform Architecture and Design
Team development and leadership
Compliance & Risk Management
Marketing and Business Support
Executive Team Advisor
Potential to oversee internal development team.
Qualifications and Experience
My Green Lab is a fast-paced and dynamic work environment, so the ideal candidate will be a flexible self-starter who embraces change and continuous improvement. The successful candidate will demonstrate interest in professional development and advancement within the role as they take on increased responsibility in line with the growth goals of the organization.
6 Month Tasks
Please Note: For applications to be reviewed, all applicants must upload resume AND cover letter as separate PDF documents when submitting.
My Green Lab is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.