LAB MANAGER, MASS SPECTROMETRY LABORATORY
Our client is a leading, innovative in-vitro diagnostics company with global operations and consistent performance excellence. Recently, our client established a significant collaboration with one of their premier partners building on their 20+ year relationship. This new collaboration will involve utilization of our client’s premier partner patents and scientific/technological excellence and our client’s global commercial excellence to develop a number of new products that will revolutionize clinical testing in several key disease states.
As part of this collaboration, our client is setting up a best-in-class Mass Spec Laboratory which will serve as the foundational facility to develop these new innovative products and eventually serve as the commercial backbone of the new collaboration.
Rochester, MN Mandatory location
Scope of Responsibility
The Lab Manager, Mass Spec Laboratory will report to the Director, IVD Mass Spec Laboratory.
The Lab Manager, Mass Spec Lab is responsible for the operational management of a new team of scientists (7-10) focused on the delivery of IVD assays utilizing Mass Spec platforms. She/he will take responsibility for a multi-disciplinary team that will coordinate with other departments within our client’s institution and their partner including Biochemistry and Medical Science Liaisons as well as having day to day interaction with a newly created Mass Spec Business Development Manager. Operating at the highest levels, with unparalleled access to inventors and key opinion leaders, our client will be adding a new product line to its existing cutting edge technologies. Synergising with existing flagship products this project is an opportunity for a scientific leader to work with the our clients Operating Board. Successful delivery of this and subsequent projects in this technology area will revolutionise patient care.
Duties and top priorities are inclusive of but not limited to:
To have expertise in a broad spectrum of practical scientific methods including (but not limited to) Mass Spec, sample handling and data analysis
To carry out new product feasibility studies, method development on Mass Spec systems
To coordinate the development of pre-analytical methods aimed at automated samples clean up
To critically assess raw materials and generate raw material specifications including QC limits for all new assay components.
To assess new materials and equipment where necessary and give feedback on suitability for use.
To carry out full process and equipment validation in these instances.
Contribute to the specification and design of future products, advising upon project feasibility and offer innovative solutions to achieve design goals
To carry out design changes to existing products or processes when required and assist in the investigation of complaints if necessary.
To ensure hazardous chemicals and reagents are handled appropriately and according to COSHH regulations.