Manager Specialized Biological Services

Storrs, CT

Posted: 07/18/2023 Division: Life Sciences Job Number: JN -072023-17250

Job Description

Manager Specialized Biological Services

Title: Manager Specialized Biological Services
Location: Storrs, CT
Industry: Pharmaceutical
Shift: Mon- Fri
Salary: $65,000 and up based on experience
Employment Type: Direct Placement

Client Overview:
For over five decades, our client has been recognized as the world s largest and most trusted producer of Specific Pathogen Free (SPF) eggs and adjacent laboratory products and services for the development and manufacture of biologics and vaccines that are used for both human and animal health. They supply leading manufacturers with critical bioprocessing inputs, including SPF eggs, antigens, and cell products. In addition, offer numerous diagnostic testing and manufacturing support services, including virus propagation and isolation, custom cell production, and quality control testing. They also support the development of new therapeutics by providing antibodies such as IgY for use in clinical trials.

Position Overview:
Responsible for daily operations and effective management of Specialized Biological Services Department, focusing on SPF flock testing.

Primary Responsibilities:
  • Schedule day-to-day activities of department, including SPF flock testing, quality control testing of lab products, and commercial testing.
  • Generate test reports for outside customers.
  • Manage activities of assigned group(s) to ensure effective performance of function.
  • Interview and select qualified exempt- and non-exempt level departmental personnel with the Lab Manager. Recommend, review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises with the Lab Manager. Partner with Human Resources and the Lab Manager in the handling of disciplinary issues. Prepare and/or approve appropriate personnel action paperwork.
  • Train staff and franchise/joint venture personnel.
  • Identify training and development needs of direct reports. Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs with the Lab Manager, including orientation; monitor training programs to ensure ongoing effectiveness.
  • Monitor performance of direct reports. Provide regular coaching and counseling. Prepare and deliver salary and performance reviews; review and approve performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct reports.
  • Authorize overtime as needed. Review and approve time cards and vacation/time off requests, and coordinate vacation/time off schedules.
  • Assist in the development of short- and long-range operating objectives, organizational structure, and staffing requirements with the Lab Manager.
  • Assist in the development and recommendation of departmental budget. Authorize expenditures in accordance with budget. Approve expenses of subordinates.
  • Ensure optimum performance of group function. Determine and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state-of-the-art practices.
  • Develop and maintain departmental systems and SOPs. Assist in the development and communication of departmental policies and procedures. Partner with Human Resources to develop and approve job descriptions for subordinate positions; ensure communication of duties and responsibilities to employees.
  • Perform all other related duties as assigned.
Job Conditions and Physical Effort:
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Noise level in the work environment is usually quiet.
  • Use of personal protective equipment (PPE) (e.g. lab coat, gloves) is required when working in the laboratory.
  • Regularly operates a computer and other office productivity machinery, such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer.
  • Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange information in these situations.
  • Associate s degree (A.A./A.S.) or equivalent in a biological science. Bachelor s degree preferred.
  • Bachelor s Degree in Biological Science or Associates degree with leadership experience
  • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above.
  • Supervisory/management skills and familiarity with Microsoft Office
SRG offers flexible staffing solutions with a national presence. We provide contract, contract-to-hire, direct hire and executive search services. SRG utilizes an innovative approach to identify and qualify talent that is unique to the Staffing industry, featuring a cutting-edge platform that allows us to match professionals rapidly and precisely to client requirements. We have a proprietary database of over one million candidates and maintain continuous contact with our qualified talent.


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