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Manager, Laboratory Operations - Microbiology

Manassas, Virginia, US
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May 25, 2024

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Ready to shape the future of science and global health? ATCC, a pioneer in biomaterials manufacturing, is seeking a Manager, Lab Operations - Microbiology, to effectively manage ATCC's Microbiology production and Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) departments. This people manager will oversee a team of 3 direct reports, 6 MSAT and 14 Bioproduction employees. MSAT works to develop and implement modern processes and technology in support of manufacturing microbiology products (Bacteriology, Protistology, Mycology, and Molecular biology). The manager is also responsible for project management and technical oversight of MSAT activities. This role requires prior leadership and manufacturing experience. Preferred experience includes transferring microbiology products from R&D into manufacturing.

This onsite position is located at ATCC's headquarters in Manassas, VA and this is a new role to support our growing production team. Apply today for immediate consideration and full details.

  • Manufacturing Operations: Support the production operations in a manufacturing environment with oversight of Microbiology Production including Bacteriology, Protistology, Mycology, and Molecular biology.
  • Personnel Management: Develop personnel with the right skillset and commitment to meet quality system requirements, provide a positive, engaged work culture while maintaining accountability to meet goals, budgets, milestones, and other metrics.
  • Process Improvement: Provide manufacturing scale up and efficiencies to production process.
  • Resource Utilization: Effective management of materials, equipment, and staff to produce quality products.
  • Quality and Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring compliance with manufacturing and documentation guidelines and collaborating effectively in technology transfer while maintaining quality, regulatory, and ISO compliance in all aspects of production work.
  • Document Management: Strong skills in preparing and reviewing documentation, including reports, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), and departmental policies and protocols as needed.
  • Problem-Solving and Root Cause Analysis: Proficiency in leading root cause analysis and investigations of non-conformances, implementing corrective actions, and overseeing defect resolution and related documentation and records maintenance.


Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree and 7 or more years of relevant experience, including 2 or more years of supervisory experience or equivalent experience.
  • Technical Microbiology skills including microbial cultivation, preferrably of a broad range of organisms, aseptic techniques, and identification and sensitivity testing.
  • Instrumentation experience including PCR, incubators, microscopes, and bacterial enumeration.
  • Experience with bioreactors, anaerobe chambers and/or preservation techniques is a plus.
  • Prior experience in a biomaterials manufacturing or production environment highly preferred.


We Invest in You

  • Health & Wellness:
    • Comprehensive medical coverage and company paid Life Insurance, Disability Insurance & AD&D
    • Work life balance with Paid Holidays and PTO
    • Fitness and cell phone subsidies, and additional benefits such as Aflac, legal services, and pet insurance
    • Employee Assistance Program offering around-the-clock counseling
  • Financial security:
    • 401(a) (6% employer contribution) and 403(b) (2% match) retirement plans
    • Exceptional career advancement opportunities, recognition, and rewards
    • Corporate bonus program
  • Mission Focused:
    • Non-profit organization supporting critical life science research
    • We give scientists the tools they need to make discoveries that improve and save lives
    • Contribute to community involvement and social responsibility

Join ATCC, where we fuel your success, well-being, and development.  We're a mission focused non-profit Equal Opportunity Employer, championing diversity and inclusivity. When you work at ATCC, you become a part of that mission, one we've committed to for almost 100 years. Shape the future of science with us.

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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