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Senior Manager - Microbiology

BioSpace Recruitment Services
92121, San Diego
Start date
Sep 20, 2023

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Quality, Quality Control, Science/R&D, Laboratory, Microbiology
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are looking for a Senior Manager - Microbiology with extensive background and expertise regarding the development, implementation, and maintenance of quality control microbiology systems and activities.



  • Drives performance and continuous improvement, while managing diligent execution of day-to-day performance.
  • Is effective at root cause analysis and overseeing effective implementation actions.
  • Manages all quality control microbiology activities and oversees hiring, training, and developing QC micro personnel.
  • Establishes and communicates high performance standards through meaningful KPIs, defines clear accountability, and leads by adopting improvement strategies to reduce operational variances and increase efficiency.
  • Creates and approves the validation process for new facilities and equipment.
  • Manages departmental budget, headcount and capital.
  • Sets short-term and long-term department goals and deploys goals to the department staff.
  • Coordinates QC micro functions with operation activities and cross departmental staff for multiple sites and fill lines at Lusk and Roselle.  
  • Ensures implementation and maintenance of quality systems, including but not limited to SOP writing, deviations, trend reports, personnel training, ACT reports, CAPAs and Complaints.
  • Interacts professionally with clients for process development, transfer, testing and monitoring activities. Represents the company as the subject matter experts (SME) for microbiological matters and addresses client inquiries.
  • Demonstrates aptitude to influence clients, peers and leadership on critical compliance and business interfaces.
  • Represents department in internal and external audits. Responsible for on-time resolution of audit deficiencies.  
  • Analyzes data and results and provides conclusions and proposals for final reports; capable of critical review.
  • Performs investigations and makes for the corrective actions necessary to assure conformity with quality specifications.
  • Oversees staff competency and /or training in all aspects of testing, cGMPs, SOPs (standard operating procedures), company policies and safety.
  • Ensures compliance activities are performed on time.
  • Builds effective partnerships with department heads to help drive the business toward achieving company objectives.
  • Regular and reliable attendance on a full-time basis or in accordance with posted schedule.
  • Responsible for exhibiting professional behavior with both internal and external business associates that reflects positively on the company and is consistent with the company’s policies and practices.



  • Bachelor’s degree in a Life Sciences discipline or equivalent experience required. Minimum of seven (7) years relevant experience in Quality Control Microbiology. Minimum of three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Significant experience with GMP, USP, EM, contamination control, aseptic techniques and troubleshooting.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage, motivate and mentor scientific personnel and encourage teamwork.
  • Detail oriented with strong written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications.



  • Directs and provides expert knowledge in the day-to-day function of Microbiology.
  • Identifies, recruits, and retains top-notch talent.
  • Champions the company culture and empowers employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals.
  • Coaches, mentors, engage and develop the team, including overseeing new employee onboarding and providing career development planning and learning opportunities.
  • Sets performance standards and encourages employee engagement and results through delegation, continuous feedback, goal setting, and performance management.
  • Maintains transparent communication. Appropriately communicates organization information through department meetings, one-on-one meetings, and appropriate email, and regular interpersonal communication.
  • Provides oversight and direction to the employees in accordance with the company policies and procedures.



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