Staff Scientist / Engineer- Consumable Core Lab Manager

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
San Diego, CA
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17


·        Provide technical leadership for the Consumables Pilot Services team, including Research Associates, Technicians, Planner, and Materials Manager.

·        Drive the vision for evolution and growth of Consumables Pilot Services to support future needs of consumables development programs.  

·        Analyze capacity to proactively identify needs to add space, equipment, or staff. 

·        Use project management tools to meet team goals.

·        Work collaboratively as the primary interface with R&D, Operations, Quality, Facilities, and EH&S teams.

·        Manage lab spaces and consumables pilot lines.

·        Drive improvements in throughput and turn-around-time.

·        Drive improvements in consumables quality, addressing variability, scrap and end-user complaints using systematic problem-solving methods. 

·        Establish pilot-level data tracking, process monitoring and control systems.

·        Provide assistance with equipment selection and workstation design to meet product quality, throughput and cost requirements.

·        Conduct clear and concise communication with colleagues and managers through oral updates and written reports.

Preferred educational background:

B.S., M.S. or Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Nanoengineering, Materials Engineering, or Bioengineering or closely related discipline with 5-10 years’ experience.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Experience supporting a high-volume manufacturing operation in a technical role is desirable.
  • Experience managing a core lab desirable.
  • Experience with management and development of teams of four or more staff.
  • Experience with process development, improvement, scale-up and transfer to manufacturing.
  • Strong data analysis skills and ability to interpret large and complex datasets.
  • Good interdepartmental communication skills and ability to interact effectively across groups within a fast-paced environment. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively under pressure to meet deadlines and to make progress with multiple project and functional priorities simultaneously.


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