Perform laboratory techniques on studies of moderate complexity and exercises judgment within defined Standard Operating Procedures and practices to determine appropriate action Supervise and coordinate study related activities of research technical staff to ensure compliance with the protocol and applicable SOP’s and maintain the raw data for nonclinical studies.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
•Provide direct daily supervision and review work of assigned departmental employees to ensure accuracy and to ensure adherence to pertinent departmental policies, practices, and procedures [SOPs, safety procedures and protocols.] Schedule and prioritize workload of group members.
•Assist in the interview and selection of qualified non-exempt personnel. Recom¬mend personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Partner with Human Resources and depart¬mental management to assist in the handling of disciplinary issues. Draft appropriate personnel action paperwork.
•Identify training and development needs of direct reports. Assist in the development, implementa¬tion and delivery of depart¬mental training programs; ensure that direct reports receive departmental orien¬tation and necessary on-the-job training. Monitor performance of direct reports. Provide regular coaching and counseling.
•Assist in preparation and delivery of salary and performance reviews of direct reports.
•Schedule overtime as authorized. Review and approve time cards. Coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
•Recommend short-range operating objectives, organizational structure of direct reports and staffing requirements. Assist in the development of a departmental plan for backup and succession of key technical personnel.
•Ensure optimum performance of group function. Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
•Assist in the development, maintenance and communication of departmental systems and SOPs. Assist in the development and communication of job descriptions for subordinate positions.
•Ensure that departmental equipment is maintained in good working condition and that departmental area(s) are maintained in a clean and orderly condition.
•Ensure raw data records are accurate, complete, and in appropriate order, and meet protocol and SOP specifications and GLP requirements.
•Draft computer protocol requests and review document against finalized study protocol.
•Perform rodent physical examinations, randomization and review suitability for study assignment with the Study Director.
•Interact with Study Directors, Study Coordinators, Data Management, Animal Care and technical staff in conducting and reporting of studies.
•Ensure routine facility husbandry is performed and documented.
•Assume responsibilities for special projects delegated by laboratory management.
•Confirm that the Formulations Laboratory is aware of study specific requirements.
•Ensure that the Necropsy Laboratory is aware of study specific requirements.
•Ensure that study samples are collected, packed and shipped properly and on time.
•Review raw data and maintenance records as required by Standard Operating Procedures.
•Ensure adequate supplies of all equipment/materials during the course of study.
•Ensure that weekend laboratory assignments have been made and that the technicians assigned understand what needs to be completed and that all assignments are covered.
•May assist in training laboratory personnel.
•Request and review periodic summarization of data.
•Monitor post in-life phase activities to ensure the raw data records are complete and ready for paginating and/or archiving and that the computer database for each study is accurate.
•Assist Study Directors and Study Coordinators in preparing responses to both internal and Sponsor Quality Assurance Audits.
•Ensure that preserved tissues and tissue packing lists are accurate and complete (sample tissue/inventory), and are archived in a timely manner.
•Assist with facility security and emergency procedures such as setting alarms, opening or closing the building, resetting printers.
•May assist in directing the work of laboratory personnel on weekends or holidays.
•Perform other related duties as assigned. Qualifications
•Education: Bachelor’s degree (B.S./B.A.) preferably in a life science, or relevant animal science education and experience.
•Experience: Two to four years experience in a non clinical laboratory, or a combination of non-clinical laboratory/supervisory experience.
•An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
•Certification/Licensure: ALAT, LAT, or LATG preferred
•Other: Personal skill sets/competencies equitable with Laboratory Technician III Core Competency Matrix.
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