Accugenix Laboratory manager

Req ID #:  73272
Location: 

Neuss, DE, 41460

For nearly 70 years, Charles River employees have worked together to assist in the discovery, development and safe manufacture of new drug therapies. When you join our family, you will have a significant impact on the health and well-being of people across the globe. Whether your background is in life sciences, finance, IT, sales or another area, your skills will play an important role in the work we perform. In return, we’ll help you build a career that you can feel passionate about.

Job Summary

We are seeking an experienced Accugenix Laboratory Manager for our Microbial Solutions site located in Kaarst. 

Manage and develop laboratory staff to ensure effective laboratory operations. Develop and implement strategies to address process improvements.  Work with other operations staff to ensure efficient and accurate sample processing to meet customer needs. Ensure that all laboratory functions are carried out within regulatory and GMP guidelines in accordance with 21 CFR parts 210 and 211.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Manage activities of sequencing, ribotyping, and process development employees to ensure optimum performance of the group/function.
  • Establish and provide continual evaluation of work procedures and processes that support company and departmental standards, procedures, and strategic directives.
  • Recommend and implement process improvement methods to improve laboratory operations, efficiency and service to both internal and external customers.
  • Responsible for personnel management activities such as: scheduling, personnel actions (hiring, promotions, transfers, etc.), training and development, providing regular direction and feedback on performance, disciplinary actions and preparing and delivering annual performance and salary reviews.
  • Collaborate with quality assurance to ensure maintenance, repair, and cleaning processes are performed on all laboratory equipment.
  • Collaborate with the quality and technical operations teams to report, record, and resolve out of specification findings, deviations, and customer complaints.
  • Schedule, direct, track, and document all quality control testing of raw materials and reagents. Ensure quality testing is performed in a timely fashion and designate resources to complete testing.
  • Supervise and prioritize work for Process Development Technologist to ensure assay and laboratory improvements.
  • Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, staffing requirements and succession plans.
  • Assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget and authorize expenditures.
  • Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation.
  • Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in personnel actions.
  • Ensure adherence to pertinent regulatory requirements and to departmental policies, practices and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and biosafety protocols].
  • Provide support for regulatory agencies as required.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned. 

 

The following are minimum requirements related to the Accugenix Laboratory Manager position. 

Qualifications

  • Education: Bachelor’s Degree (B.A. /B.S.) in Microbiology or related discipline required.
  • Experience: Six or more years related laboratory experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Certification/Licensure: None.
  • Other: Must have good judgment, excellent communication and diplomacy skills... Must have strong proficiency in all technologies and laboratory techniques. Laboratory management experience strongly preferred.
Competencies
Collaborate -We collaborate when we partner with each other and promote teamwork, when we communicate clearly and effectively across the hall or around the globe, and when we welcome all forms of diversity and encourage inclusiveness.
Own - We act like owners when we hold ourselves accountable for our actions, when we respond to internal and external client needs with speed and accuracy, when we set and achieve meaningful goals, and when we strive towards continuous improvement.
Care - We show we care when we respect each other, our animals and the communities where we work and live, when we create a positive healthy workplace, when we are mindful of our compliance standards, and when we choose to do the right thing.
Lead - We lead when we advocate our purpose and model our values, when we deliver innovation, when we embrace change, and when we appreciate and celebrate the great work of others.

About Microbial Solutions
Our Microbial Solutions business group has a comprehensive portfolio of endotoxin testing, microbial detection and microbial identification products and services is unlike any other, and has been purposefully designed to meet the complex and ever-changing needs of the industry. We help clients to ensure product safety and quality with easy-to-use yet robust testing solutions that satisfy regulatory requirements, support critical decision making and improve operational efficiencies.

 

About Charles River
Charles River is an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). We have built upon our foundation of laboratory animal medicine and science to develop a diverse portfolio of discovery and safety assessment services, both Good Laboratory Practice (GLP) and non-GLP, to support clients from target identification through preclinical development. Charles River also provides a suite of products and services to support our clients’ clinical laboratory testing needs and manufacturing activities. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs, enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market.

 

With over 17,000 employees within 90 facilities in 20 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical companies, biotechnology companies, government agencies and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. And in 2019, revenue increased  to $2.62 billion.

 

At Charles River, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. Our mission, our excellent science and our strong sense of purpose guide us in all that we do, and we approach each day with the knowledge that our work helps to improve the health and well-being of many across the globe. We have proudly supported the development of ~85% of the drugs approved by the FDA in 2019.

 

Equal Employment Opportunity 

 

Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet