Lead Biologist

Employer
ATCC
Location
Remote - New York, New York, US
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Jun 17, 2021
Closes
Jul 08, 2021
Ref
2255285665
Discipline
Other
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
Salary
A Lead Biologist is needed to provide the following support. Individual should be capable of overseeing the work of biologists in a matrix-ed team environment. Focus is placed on attention to detail, maintenance of accurate records in appropriate formats, sound knowledge of laboratory procedures and protocols, and excellent management and communication skills. Prior work under Select Agent registration is preferred. Prior experience working in containment (BSL-3) is strongly preferred. The incumbent complies with all ATCC corporate policies and procedures.

  • Demonstrates laboratory skills and safety procedures including proper handling of chemicals and/or biologics, use of aseptic technique.
  • Performs viability assessments on biological materials, appropriate authentication/characterization procedures for biological materials.
  • Prepares and/or propagates biological materials.
  • Records data in appropriate format with digitized data management systems, to include translation of data in notebooks, batch records, or advanced databases.
  • Monitors laboratory equipment and reports issues if equipment is not functioning within appropriate specifications.
  • Communicates progress on tasks and offers insight for on-time deliverables.
  • Demonstrates advanced computer skills, including ability to support technology transfer between systems.
  • Provides guidance to biologists and senior biologists and reports operationally to an on-site Program Manager.
  • Other ancillary duties as assigned.


  • Education and Experience:
    • Bachelor's degree in a science related field and 7+ years of relevant experience OR
    • Master's degree in a science related field and 5+ years of relevant experience
    • Laboratory supervisory experience required.
    • Virology background strongly preferred.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

    • Advance computer skills including expertise in the appropriate fields of ATCC's ERP system.
    • Serves as a technical expert within relevant scientific discipline.
    • Ability to work independently.
    • Ability to lead others in the attainment of program goals and objectives.
    • Maintains accurate records.
    • Attention to detail.
    • Experience in complex lab skills and safety procedures including proper handling of chemicals and/or biologicals.
    • Demonstrates leadership qualities and ability to function in a team environment.
    • Demonstrates aseptic techniques appropriate to assigned discipline.
    • Ability to analyze and interpret complex data.
    • Ability to exercise judgment and make good decisions.
    • Ability to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities of a complex nature, simultaneously.

    Other Duties:
    • Perform other duties as assigned.

    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.

    ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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