ATCC is seeking a full time direct hire Supervisor, Laboratory Operations to work onsite at ATCC headquarters in Manassas VA. Supervisor, Laboratory Operations– Cell Biology will lead a team responsible for manufacturing of Cell Biology catalog products, contract manufactured products and newly tech transferred items. This position is also responsible for the Preservation department. Process improvements and leading documentation improvements will be required in all areas.
The ideal candidate will serve as a hands-on leader in manufacturing to hire, train, develop and lead personnel in being able to manufacture products that meet ATCC quality and regulatory standards. This position will need to assess, develop, and implement process and product improvements for cellular biology products and preservation improvements for all products going through that department. They will have demonstrated success in managing manufacturing teams and processes. The Supervisor will work collaboratively with Quality, MSAT, Facilities and other Operations departments.
The Supervisor, Laboratory Operations is responsible for coordinating and assigning daily activities of one or more functional units within the laboratories. They demonstrate expertise in scientific and technical aspects and are responsible for training and providing direction to the laboratory staff, aiding in the resolution of problems, mitigating risk, and ensuring efficient operations of equipment to meet schedules. The Supervisor, Laboratory Operations takes part in vendor negotiations, implements new laboratory services, and provides input to support decision making.
The Supervisor, Laboratory Operations works on complex issues where analysis of situation or data requires a review of relevant factors. They seek feedback and recommend changes to laboratory policies and optimization of processes to ensure organizational objectives are met and methodologies are in full compliance with requirements, standards, and protocols. They exercise judgment within defined procedures and policies to determine appropriate action.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree and 5 or more years' experience, including 0-2 years' supervisory experience or equivalent experience.
• Experience with process or method development and/or tech transfer is preferred
• Experience in managing a team is preferred
• Hands-on experience in cell culture preferred (BSL-1 and BSL-2)
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Excellent time management and project management skills
• Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interact with all levels of the organization both orally and in writing; consistent track record of working multi-functionally
• Understands good laboratory practices and good manufacturing practices
• Ability to multitask and complete projects in a fast-paced environment
• Must be self-motivated, meticulous, organized, a critical thinker, a problem solver, and have the ability to collaborate well with a team
• Embraces change and is results driven
• Proven ability to effectively manage up and down, apply discretion, maintain confidences, and demonstrate organizational savvy
• Solid leadership, personnel management, coaching, delegating and evaluation skills
• Strong commitment to excellence and a passion for cultivating strong cross-functional relationships and championing business growth.
• Self-starter, motivated and takes initiative; strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills; able to work collaboratively with all levels of staff to resolve problems and external partners to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results
• Must be proficient in MS Office Applications
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