Laboratory Supervisor-Molecular Operations (M-F 2p-10p)

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POST DATE 8/27/2016
END DATE 11/2/2016

MilliporeSigma Rockville, MD

Rockville, MD
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree


MilliporeSigma is the North American life science brand of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany a leading science and technology company. It offers a broad range of innovative products and services to biotech and pharmaceutical drug therapies businesses. Through dedicated collaboration with the scientific and engineering communities, and as one of the top three R&D investors in the life science tools industry, the brand serves as a strategic partner to customers and helps advance the promise of life science.


Responsible for compliance of studies under the principles of GxP.

Act as Study Director with responsibility for the scientific conduct of GLP studies.

Act as the study management/ responsible person on the release of test results in a GMP study.

Document scientific observations and coordinate all activities associated with day to day laboratory operations.

Schedule the conduct of assays by lab staff and coordinate the scheduling samples to be tested.

Ensure the necessary paperwork is received to facilitate on time lab initiation of studies.

Review study data for accuracy, adherence to compliance and completeness of documentation.

Conduct thorough scientific investigations to determine the root cause for each deviation and nonconformance. Document all aspects of the investigation in a timely manner.

Liaise with Quality Assurance and appropriate cross-functional departmental areas to close the events and corrective actions identified during GxP laboratory testing.

Stay current with SOPs and regulations (cGMP and GLP).

Periodically evaluate laboratory procedures, system controls and technical documentation such as SOPs and batch records to ensure compliance.

Manage the use and maintenance of scientific equipment and instrumentation, computer systems; Ensure that they are kept in a calibrated / validated state and part 11 compliant.

Assist in site visits (Technical and QA), complete client requests and addressing site visit/ audit findings in a timely manner.

Participate in conference calls and anticipate/ address client questions as appropriate.

Provide direct supervision to Associate Scientists and/or Laboratory Assistants. Meet with direct reports to set goals, conduct regular one-on-one discussions with employees, ensure development plans are in place for all employees, address personnel issues promptly, interview and hire new candidates and complete performance reviews fairly and on-time.

Act as point of contact for departmental training, ensuring training modules are up to date and training matrix reflects staff capabilities.

Participate in division-wide initiatives including Quality systems improvements, trans-divisional SOPs revisions, Lean projects, etc.

Perform other duties and responsibilities as appropriate or required.


Education (minimum requirements):

MA/MS in scientific discipline with 2 or more years of relevant experience

BA/BS in scientific discipline with 5 or more years relevant experience

Or equivalent laboratory experience


Relevant working knowledge and experience in area supervising (i.e. Virology, Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunoassay, etc.)

Experience leading and/or supervising staff in a laboratory setting

Knowledge and Skills:

Intermediate skills in applicable computer programs

Excellent oral and written communication skills that have been demonstrated through presentations/seminars, oversight of projects, implementation of new services, etc.

Excellent time management skills

Highly collaborative as well as independent

Demonstrates a high level of initiative and leadership capabilities

Effective supervisory, coaching and training skills for complex and highly technical work

Highly, technically competent

The Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. No employee or applicant for employment will be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, disability, military or veteran status, genetic information, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable federal, state, or local law. This policy of Equal Employment Opportunity applies to all policies and programs relating to recruitment and hiring, promotion, compensation, benefits, discipline, termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment. Any applicant or employee who believes they have been discriminated against by the Company or anyone acting on behalf of the Company must report any concerns to his/her Human Resources Business Partner, Legal, or Compliance immediately. The Company will not retaliate against any individual because he/she made a good faith report of discrimination.


Millipore Corporation (Millipore) is a life science company. The Company provides products and services that help its academic, biotechnology and pharmaceutical customers advance their research, development and production In August 2009, the Company acquired BioAnaLab, a European-based services provider that specializes in the analysis of biologic drugs and vaccines.