QC Microbiology Supervisor

Fargo, North Dakota, US
Jul 27, 2021
Jul 30, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type
The Quality Control Microbiology Supervisor will work daily within Aldevron's laboratory performing tasks associated with the testing of material submitted for analysis. The supervisor will oversee the laboratory staff, and is expected to be familiar with all Aldevron products and how it correlates to methodologies for the testing of this material and interpretation of results.
  • Generate staff's daily work instructions and ensure completion of the necessary testing in support of the daily operations of the laboratory
  • Ensure all lot tracking reporting, status reporting and applicable laboratory metrics are populated
  • Maintain a team environment while simultaneously maintaining an efficient lab
  • Identify ways to optimize testing processes, assay setup, layout, and job execution that improves lab workflow
  • Review and update technical SOPs, forms and report templates
  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance, takes authorized
    corrective action, and notifies management
  • Oversee laboratory personnel to ensure following established standard operating procedures for material handling and processing, testing, data analysis, and reporting of results
  • Manage shift-to-shift communications
  • Assign responsibilities, establish work hours, and monitor staff performance
  • Provide feedback to management regarding performance and assists with performance reviews
  • Assist with employee interviews and orientations as needed
  • Ensure all background preparation work, such as ordering, is done within a timely manner to prevent delays to the manufacturing schedule
  • Assist Client Relations/Project Management with responding to testing related questions received from clients as needed
  • Complete training and job coaching with laboratory staff to help them fulfil and exceed the requirements of their job
  • Execute CAPAs and deviations within defined timelines
  • Communicate the status of operations, process issues, and safety and maintenance issues to Management
  • Update Client Relations and Project Management on testing status within the defined system and as needed
  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment or ensure contracted service maintenance is scheduled with sufficient lead time to ensure completion of activities prior to due date
  • Initiate nonconformance reports for failing materials, Out-of-Spec investigations, Lab Investigations, Root Cause and CAPA related activities
  • Perform data entry and peer review of quality documents for accuracy in accordance with laboratory procedures, standards and GMP requirements
Required Skills
  • Strong and professional communication skills
  • Comfortable providing feedback to others
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and act as a role model to others
  • Good knowledge of computers and programs used in a laboratory setting
  • Good organizational skills
  • Ability to speak and write fluently in English
  • Ability to accurately and precisely pipette
  • Ability to follow written procedures and written and verbal directions
  • Ability to self-report mistakes or concerns to their manager
  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, or Molecular Biology required
  • 2 years or more related experience in laboratory management
  • Experience working within a GMP/regulated environment, under a Quality System
Work Hours/Shift
Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, with potential for work after core hours or on weekends
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements
This position works in a Clinical lab setting and may come in contact with various solutions and chemicals and will be responsible for activities related to biological processes such as bacterial growth. This position uses standard laboratory equipment such as pipettes, centrifuges, glass ware, shake flasks, fermenters, fume hoods, and computers.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to see, talk and hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, bend, lift up to 50 pounds, and use arms, hands and fingers for various activities. This position may stand or remain sedentary for long periods of time. This position routinely works with large pieces of equipment.
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Join a team committed to making lives better. Aldevron provides high-quality plasmid DNA, proteins, enzymes, antibodies, and other biologics to help our partners achieve significant breakthroughs for a variety of life science applications.

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