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Laboratory Program Manager

Company: General Dynamics Information Technology
Location: Atlanta
Posted on: October 20, 2019

Job Description:

Clearance Level Must Currently Possess:No Active Clearance RequiredClearance Level Must Be Able to Obtain:No Active Clearance RequiredSuitability:Public TrustJob Family:Program ManagementJob Description:

GDIT is seeking a full time Laboratory Program Manager to support a large services contract for a client with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta GA. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated experience managing large teams of diverse technical staff to include public health researchers, virologists, molecular biologists and computational scientists. A life science background is preferred. Project management certification is a plus. Candidates should be familiar with ongoing operations of clinical and research laboratories. The incumbent will be responsible for staff management and support tasks as well as overall contract management, including staff, service, and financial oversight. This position will ensure that services provided are of the highest quality, are cost contained, and are carried out in an effective and responsive manner. This is a customer facing role and strong customer engagement skills are essential. The candidate should have working knowledge of CLIA, ISO, CAP, and other industry standards, best practices, and certifications.Responsibilities


  • Ensure performance of ongoing laboratory operations in compliance with all approved procedures, methods and policies including CLIA, ISO, and client requirements.
  • Review laboratory environments and ensuring all staff adhere to client, industry, and OSHA safety practices.
  • Advise and mentor staff in development, implementation and execution of efficient and effective laboratory workflow processing to ensure timely delivery of test results
  • Ensure project priorities are clearly defined by client and resourced appropriately for on time delivery.
  • Work in close consultation with QA resources to ensure all quality control and quality assessment reviews and approvals are performed as required; audits are effectively used for process control; and results are leveraged to drive continual process improvement
  • Ensure laboratory personnel performance and growth through continual monitoring by direct assessment, metrics where applicable and review with client technical leadership.
  • Remain accessible to laboratory staff at all times to provide on-site, telephone, or electronic consultation to resolve problems in accordance with policies and procedures
  • Advise, coach and mentor staff on an ongoing basis to affect a culture of professional development, workplace satisfaction and excellence in delivery.
  • Adhere to and uphold all applicable compliance regulations as well as all relevant Codes of Conduct and Ethical Responsibility, compliance policies and procedures, waste and abuse laws
  • Provide timely, accurate, and objective employee performance evaluations, goal setting, feedback, training and competencies and where needed documented corrective actions
  • Ensure maintenance of all records including personnel, training, samples, methods, instrumentation, analysis, and results consistent with federal, clinical, organizational and industry standards.
  • Actively communicate, collaborate with and contribute to other functional areas and drive to achieve the best development and business results for the GDIT and our client


    Requirements


    • Bachelors degree in chemistry, biology, medical technology, environmental science, or other related discipline
    • 2+ years experience working in a laboratory setting
    • 3+ years managing multidisciplinary teams of scientific staff with varying levels of education and experience
    • Working knowledge of laboratory and safety regulations such as CLIA, ISO, and OSHA standards
    • Strong written and spoken communication skills
    • Ability to work successfully as part of a team.
    • Self-starter
    • Experience with LIMS systems and their use in analytical laboratories


      Preferred


      • Masters or PhD in chemistry, biology, environmental science, or other physical sciences (equivalent in experience may be substituted)
      • 5+ years experience working in a laboratory setting
      • 5+ years managing multidisciplinary teams of scientific staff with varying levels of education and experience
      • PMP, Six Sigma Lean, or comparable project management certification
      • Familiarity with the policies and protocols of ISO 9001, ISO/IEC 13485, ISO/IEC 15189 and ISO/IEC 17025 and the regulatory requirements of CLIA (42 CFR 493), Good Laboratory Practices (21 CFR 58) and Quality System Regulation (21 CFR 820)
      • Active certification by one or more recognized laboratory professional organizations such as ASCP or CAP

        Scheduled Weekly Hours:40Telecommuting Options:Telecommuting Not AllowedWork Location:USA GA AtlantaAdditional Work Locations:For more than 50 years, General Dynamics Information Technology has served as a trusted provider of information technology, systems engineering, training, and professional services to customers across federal, state, and local governments, and in the commercial sector. Over 40,000 GDIT professionals deliver enterprise solutions, manage mission-critical IT programs, and provide mission support services worldwide. GDIT is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status, or any other protected class.

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