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Lab Manager – Biopharma (JP7736)

Thousand Oaks, California · Biotech/Pharmaceutical
Job Title:  Lab Manager – Biopharma (JP7736)
Location: Thousand Oaks, CA
Employment Type:  Contract
Business Unit: DPT Central Lab and Pilot Plant Ops
Duration: 2+ year ( likely extensions and/or conversion to full-time)
Note: ​working on site 75% during COVID-19
3Key Consulting is hiring a Lab Manager for a contract engagement with our client, a leading global biopharmaceutical company.
Ideal Candidate:
lab operations, lab base experience is ideal. Minimum 2/3 years’ experience. Takes initiative, organizational, communication, and independence skills. This role is strategic role and the candidate must have experience and be able to provide metrics- gather data, manipulate the data, and report the data. Budgeting exp. and Project management skills.

Job Details:
Scientific lab equipment knowledge - Does not have to be expert on running lab equipment, but just have an operational understanding of it since they will be working with lab staff and scientists on daily basis. Openly and confidently be able to communication with lab staff/scientists. Someone who has managed a lab in any capacity would be the ideal candidate and understands processes in a lab and can facilitate the different processes in the lab. Other skill sets include: Calendaring, assisting with a few lab tasks from time to time, being able to continue to grow and learn on their own after training, type A personality, energetic, outgoing.
Areas of responsibilities include:
  • Capital equipment and specialized supply purchasing
  • Special projects
  • IS Tactical Lead (PC, Software, Connectivity)
  • Instrument data management
  • Operational Excellence Projects
  • Equipment management / ownership e.g. CEMS freezers, incubators
  • Training (safety, lab processes)
  • Work orders entering and tracking
  • Maximo AAE updates
  • Supply management
  • Project Management

Top Must-Have Skill Sets:
  1. Project Management exp.
  2. Ability to provide metrics – data analysis, data manipulation, and reporting
  3. Budget experience
Day to Day Responsibilities:
Support all administrative lab needs:
  • purchasing, entering WOs, safety, interface with scientist and ISPs, reporting, metrics
  • Work order support for all ISPs (LAMP, JLL, etc)
  • Issue escalation/ resolution (maintenance, repairs, facility, etc)
  • Cold Storage Program support
  • Support asset move/add/ change (facility walks, EIC, EHSS Change control support, work order support)
Employee Value Proposition:
This role is multi-faceted, have a lot of freedom in the work they will be doing. This is a high visibility role, will build relationships helping scientists resolve issues, very gratifying role-you will be able to see metrics and the value you provided.

Red Flags:
  • No experience in lab operations
  • Poor communication
  • Signs of conflict with previous experience
Interview process:
Phone screen followed by face to face.
We invite qualified candidates to send your resume to resumes @3keyconsulting.com.
If you decide that you’re not interested in pursuing this position, please feel free to look at the other positions on our website www.3keyconsulting.com. You are welcome to also share this posting with anyone you think might be interested in applying for this role.
3KC Talent Acquisition Team

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