Associate Director, Microbiology

Employer
KBI Biopharma Inc.
Location
Boulder County, Colorado, US
Salary
Competitive
Closing date
Nov 29, 2022

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Sector
Consultancy/Private Sector
Field
Conservation science
Discipline
Biology
Salary Type
Salary
Employment Type
Full time
Job Summary:

*It is the expectation that this position is required to be onsite full time.

Job Summary:

Responsible for directing and overseeing microbiological programs and methods activities for processes, instruments and equipment. Ensures the effective use of material, equipment and personnel while developing products and processes at high quality levels.
  • This person is responsible for the aspects of the following programs as directed by management:
  • Environmental Monitoring (Air Viable, Total Air Particulate, Surface Viable)
  • Clean Utility Monitoring (Water Sampling, Bioburden, Conductivity, TOC, Coliform and Nitrates)
  • Compressed Gas Monitoring (Collection, Air Viable, Total Air Particulate, Dragger Tests and specific ID tests)
  • Product Testing (Bioburden, Endotoxin, Host Purity, or Non-Host)
  • Media Release
  • Laboratory Support

Job Responsibilities:
  • Strong understanding of monitoring programs and methods, makes detailed observations and conducts troubleshooting analysis.
  • Strong technical knowledge of programs. Makes detailed observations and carries out advanced data analysis.
  • Execute and review routine Microbial Laboratory work. Utilizes technical discretion in the execution and interpretation of experiments that contribute to program goals. May perform testing when required. 10% Strong documentation and technical writing skills.
  • Familiarity with current regulations and scientific literature.
  • Ensures method verifications and qualification protocols and investigations are performed appropriately. May execute testing when required.
  • Maintains current state of training prior to execution of tasks.
  • Ensures proper labeling, handling, and storage of all chemical and biohazards used in the laboratory. Ensures proper labeling and disposition of hazardous waste in satellite areas; adheres to all safety requirements and follows safe procedures and attends all required safety and health training, including handling hazardous waste.
  • Full responsibility for the direction of all assigned microbiological monitoring and testing activities at the site.
  • Lead, assess, coach and develop departmental associates. Manage performance; ensure team meets company, site and personal expectations and meets objectives; guide the professional growth of team. 1
  • Develop and monitor performance criteria so as to allow measurement and continuous improvement of efficiency and quality, thereby ensuring meeting of committed targets on-time and error-free performance.
  • Strong documentation, technical writing. Responsible for Trending and Characterization reports. Ensures Quality Metrics are Maintained. (Training, Deviations, CAPAs, LIRs, ALNs)
  • Strong understanding of regulations and industry expectations. Support regulatory and client audits. Strong working knowledge of sampling equipment and testing instruments.
  • Ensures proper labeling, handling, and storage of all chemical and biohazards used in the laboratory. Ensures proper labeling and disposition of hazardous waste in satellite areas; adheres to all safety requirements and follows safe procedures and attends all required safety and health training, including handling hazardous waste.

Job Requirements:
  • Minimum requirement is a Bachelor of Science degree in a scientific discipline with a minimum of 13 - 15 years of technical management experience; or a master's degree with 11 - 14 years or a Doctorate degree in Microbiology study and 9 -12 years related experience and/or equivalent training preferred.
  • Minimum of 5 years' managerial experience.
  • This position should be in the laboratory at a minimum of 1 hour a day, 3 time per week.

Requires a demonstrated track record in the following areas:
  • Attainment of aggressive growth and profit objectives
  • Strong orientation for Quality and Customer Service
  • Demonstrated level of respect for individuals
  • Demonstrated contribution to science in appropriate area
  • High level of integrity and personal responsibility
  • Record of Innovation
  • Strong Collaboration and Team building skills

Salary Range: $140,000 - $160,000

Salary range provided per current averages and expectations. The salary and job title for this opening will be based on the selected candidate's qualifications and experience and may be outside this range. KBI has a robust total rewards strategy which includes an annual bonus structure for all employees, medical, dental, and vision coverage, paid PTO and holidays, Sabbatical program, 401K matching with 100% vesting in 60 days and employee recognition programs.

KBI Biopharma, Inc. (KBI) is committed to providing a safe and healthy workplace. Any employee entering a KBI site located in the US must either (1) have provided proof of full vaccination (as defined by the CDC) with a COVID-19 vaccination which has been granted FDA approval or Emergency Use Authorization; or (2) perform weekly COVID-19 testing with negative test results.

KBI Biopharma, Inc. is an EEO/AA employer and actively seeks to diversify its work force. Therefore, all qualified applicants, regardless of race, color, national origin, religion, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, disability or veteran status, are strongly encouraged to apply.

I understand that neither the completion of this application nor any other part of my consideration for employment establishes any obligation for KBI Biopharma, Inc. to hire me. If I am hired, I understand that either KBI Biopharma, Inc. or I can terminate my employment at any time and for any reason, with or without cause and without prior notice. I understand that no representative of KBI Biopharma, Inc. has the authority to make any assurance to the contrary.

I attest with my signature below that I have given to KBI Biopharma, Inc. true and complete information on this application. No requested information has been concealed. I authorize KBI Biopharma, Inc. to contact references provided for employment reference checks. If any information I have provided is untrue, or if I have concealed material information, I understand that this will constitute cause for the denial of employment or immediate dismissal.

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