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Associate Director, Laboratory Sciences GLP Bioanalysis

Job ID 170214 Job Location Worcester, Massachusetts

Responsibilities

BASIC SUMMARY:

Oversee the direction and execution of daily operations in regulated (GLP) bioanalysis. Responsible for planning, implementing, and interpretation of scientific studies from method development and validation through sample analysis and delivery of results to clients.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 
Oversee the day-to-day operations of the Bioanalytical Laboratory. The key responsibilities include:
oWork with Principal Scientists and group staff to ensure available resources and assignments meet client needs.
oMaintain the scientific, safety, and regulatory compliance integrity of the entire bioanalytical process.
oProvide technical leadership to bioanalytical staff from sample preparation through instrumental analysis to resolve analytical challenges in a timely fashion.
Drive development and adoption of optimized, uniform processes as beneficial to clients and staff.
Monitor the performance of group staff, including identifying training and development needs within the group.  Provide regular coaching and mentoring. Assist in preparation and delivery of salary and performance reviews of direct reports.  Interview and assist in the selection of qualified personnel.  Recommend personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises.  Partner with Human Resources and departmental management to assist in the handling of disciplinary issues.  Draft appropriate personnel action paperwork. 
Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure of direct reports and staffing requirements.  Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of key technical personnel.
Support new clients and Sales staff from early onboarding discussions into active operations. 
Ensure that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.  Work with laboratory support groups to identify equipment and service needs.
Key participant in strategic planning for securing and retaining new clients. Assist in planning and developing new services intended to broaden the client base.
Perform all other related duties as assigned. 
Qualifications

Education:  Bachelor’s degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in a related science. Masters or Doctoral degree preferred.
Experience: 10+ years of relevant experience in analytical sciences, including experience directly related to the core competencies of bioanalytical sciences. 
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: Excellent verbal, written communication and organizational skills.  Strategic thinking and proven ability to understand and respond to critical business and industry issues.  Excellent client relationship skills.  Demonstrated independent analytical and problem solving abilities.  Proficient with computers and standard application software.  Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees.  Proven leadership skills and the ability to work effectively with, and direct the efforts of team members.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Charles River Laboratories, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disabled/Vet

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