Founded in 1925, ATCC is a non-profit organization with a mission to acquire, authenticate, preserve, develop, standardize, and distribute biological materials and information for the advancement and application of scientific knowledge.
The Lead Biologist performs a variety of complex laboratory procedures requiring accuracy, judgment and technical proficiency. The incumbent performs a lead role in achieving program goals. The Lead Biologist may assist in management of the program by attending meetings, assisting with budgeting, marketing forecasts, and formulating goals. The incumbent may take a lead role in writing scientific publications and/or grant and contract proposals. The Lead Biologist may oversee the work of other staff and provide appropriate training to staff. Is seen as the subject matter expert within the program. The incumbent complies with all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.
Develops protocols to implement special tests relevant to program specialty.
Interacts with scientific community to answer inquiries and assist with technical problems, as needed.
Provides training for CSRs and TSRs, as requested.
Develops and evaluates new and/or existing assays for characterization/authentication of biological materials.
Troubleshoots out-of-specification results, analyzes data and oversees process changes.
Conducts research projects with minimal supervision from scientists, as directed.
Takes a leadership role in ensuring SOPs and departmental procedures are current and up-to-date.
Can represent ATCC as a sole participant in scientific meetings/trade shows.
May provide leadership in technology transfer to other ATCC programs.
Assists in formulating program goals.
Participates in managerial meetings, as needed.
Interacts closely with supervisor for management of program including assistance in development of area budget, as requested.
May oversee the work of others and maintain accountability for their work.
Writes and submits proposals for process development/optimization projects, carries out approved proposals under direction of supervisor, as appropriate.
Assumes a lead role in achieving program goals.
Can serve as coordinator and leader on a cross-functional project teams.
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