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Manager, Laboratory Operations - Microbiology

Manassas, VA
Start date
Nov 22, 2023

Job Details

Ready to shape the future of science and global health? ATCC, a pioneer in biomaterials manufacturing, is seeking a Manager, Lab Operations – Microbiology to effectively manage ATCC's Microbiology production and Manufacturing Science and Technology (MSAT) departments. 


This manager will oversee a team in the manufacturing of Microbiology products as well as the MSAT Team which will develop and implement modern processes and technology in support of production.  Microbiology areas include Bacteriology, Protistology, Mycology, and Molecular biology.  This onsite position is located at ATCC's headquarters in Manassas, VA and this is a new role to support our growing production team.


  • Personnel Management: Develop personnel with the right skillset and commitment to meet quality system requirements, provide a positive, engaged work culture while maintaining accountability to meet goals, budgets, milestones, and other metrics.
  • Process Improvement: Provide manufacturing scale up and efficiencies to production process.
  • Resource Utilization: Effective management of materials, equipment, and staff to produce quality products.
  • Quality and Regulatory Compliance: Ensuring strict compliance with good manufacturing practice guidelines and collaborating effectively in technology transfer while maintaining quality, regulatory, and ISO compliance in all aspects of production work.
  • Document Management: Strong skills in preparing and reviewing documentation, including reports, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Work Instructions (WIs), and departmental policies and protocols as needed.
  • Problem-Solving and Root Cause Analysis: Proficiency in leading root cause analysis and investigations of non-conformances, implementing corrective actions, and overseeing defect resolution and related documentation and records maintenance.


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree and 7 or more years of relevant experience, including 2 or more years of supervisory experience or equivalent experience.
  • Technical Microbiology skills including microbial cultivation, preferrably of a broad range of organisms, aseptic techniques, and identification and sensitivity testing.
  • Instrumentation experience including PCR, incubators, microscopes, and bacterial enumeration.
  • Experience with bioreactors, anaerobe chambers and/or preservation techniques is a plus.
  • Prior experience in a biomaterials manufacturing or production environment highly preferred.  


We Invest in You 


  • Health & Wellness: 
    • Comprehensive medical coverage and company paid Life Insurance, Disability Insurance & AD&D.
    • Work life balance with Paid Holidays and PTO.
    • Fitness and cell phone subsidies, and additional benefits such as Aflac, legal services, and pet insurance.
    • Employee Assistance Program offering around-the-clock counseling.
  • Financial security: 
    • 401(a) (6% employer contribution) and 403(b) (2% match) retirement plans.
    • Corporate bonus program.
  • Mission Focused:
    • Non-profit organization supporting critical life science research
    • We give scientists the tools they need to make discoveries that improve and save lives.
    • Contribute to community involvement and social responsibility.
    • Exceptional career advancement opportunities, recognition, and rewards. 


Join ATCC, where we fuel your success, well-being, and development.  We're a mission focused non-profit Equal Opportunity Employer, championing diversity and inclusivity. When you work at ATCC, you become a part of that mission, one we've committed to for almost 100 years. Shape the future of science with us. 


ATCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. 


ATCC is a private, nonprofit, global biological resource center and standards organization. We provide the scientific community credible biological products, advanced model systems, and high-quality services that support complex research in a variety of innovative applications resulting in incredible achievements in basic science, drug discovery, translational medicine, and public health.

We support the scientific community with the world’s largest and most diverse collection of human and animal cell products, as well as molecular genomic tools, microbe products, and biological materials. We offer a host of services, as well, including cell and microbial culturing and authentication, development and production of controls and derivatives, proficiency testing, and biomaterial deposit services. Through our ATCC Federal Solutions initiative, we lend our expertise to federal agencies in areas that include global health and infectious diseases, biodefense, and noncommunicable diseases.

We've developed a quality commitment, which includes ISO accreditations and standards, that has allowed ATCC to evolve from a traditional culture collection founded in 1925 to a biological resource center with an infrastructure that supports the future of life science and biotechnology.

Our newly expanded headquarters and bioproduction facility is located in Manassas, Virginia, near Washington DC, and a recently renovated research and technology center of excellence in Gaithersburg, Maryland.



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