We are seeking a Manager, Embryology for our Embryology Department located in Wilmington, MA.
The Manager, Embryology will manage Product and Services within Embryology and Model Creation Portfolio. Prepare and perform complex quality control audits of customer project status. Keep track of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) of embryology program. Initiate appropriate root cause analysis and develop corrective action plans to achieve customer and department goals. Develop, test and implement new innovations to keep the embryology program competitive in the industry. Develop improved procedures and initiate implementation. Actively involved in writing, testing, revising and training SOPs in all aspects of Embryology and Model Creation. Provide daily supervision of personnel and operations to ensure achievement of departmental goals and levels. Independently handles routine personnel-related issues to handle routine personnel-related issues; assists in the handling of complex personnel-related issues.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Plan, direct, coordinate and schedule activities of the department through hands-on technical support, delegation of responsibility and/or authority to departmental subordinates.
Provide direct daily supervision and training of assigned departmental employees and assist management with related personnel tasks, including interviewing, hiring and disciplining of employees, evaluating employee performance, developing goals and objectives for assigned employees, determining work and vacation schedules. Review and approve timecards and overtime.
Train departmental subordinates and assign tasks consistent with individual strengths; Review training records. Identify objectives and define goals for department subordinates.
Serve as a model to departmental subordinates as it relates to effective time management, communication and utilization of resources. Provide leadership and motivation to departmental personnel.
Under minimal guidance, develop, test, and initiate process improvements, innovations, system improvements, etc.
Partner with other CRL departments, customers and Genetically Engineered Models and Services (GEMS) staff to carry these projects to successful completion.
Monitor work of assigned employees to ensure adherence to Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), safety procedures and biosafety protocols; Review/update/institute SOP.
Ensure proper record-keeping and report preparation; ensure data entry into Internet Colony Management (ICM).
Actively interact with and provide technical assistance to customers as required to resolve customer requests, inquiries, and complaints.
Assist Project Management managers in strategic project planning and coordinating for multiple areas.
Represent the department during customer audits and tours.
Review customer complaints and participate in the development and implementation of any resulting procedural changes. Create and maintain complaint chart.
Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
Review and ensure appropriate inventory levels of departmental supplies.
Implement Company policy of equality opportunity through Affirmative Action.
Ensure compliance with all local, state and federal laws governing the use of research animals.
Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Master’s degree (M.A./M.Sc.) in Biological Sciences, Animal Science or related discipline.
Two to eight years related experience in (industry/area/discipline).
An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Proficient in computers (MS Office Suite).
Ph.D. in Biological Sciences.
About Charles River Laboratories
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