Associate Director of Screening

  • location: Indianapolis, IN
  • type: Permanent
  • salary: $130,000 - $140,000 per year
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job description

Associate Director of Screening

job summary:
Provides direction and supervision to a designated group of scientific staff to ensure in vitro high-throughput ADME screening projects are resourced appropriately and employees are trained to meet project needs. Work with staff to ensure all project deliverables are completed to the sponsor's turn-around time satisfaction and in accordance with all applicable standard practices and policies. Assist with Business Development by formulating effective strategic goals and objectives, assure implementation and operational integration of those goals including novel automation technologies and lab equipment that drive efficiency and capacity. Work with other functional management to develop strategic initiative implementation plans, including measures to evaluate success. May also serve as project manager, as required. Oversee all in vitro screening activities as it relates to building automation scripts using Tecan robotics, assay conduct, timelines, data quality, data management, and interpretation of results. Establish and maintain relationships with clients and be a key point of contact.

 
location: Indianapolis, Indiana
job type: Permanent
salary: $130,000 - 140,000 per year
work hours: 9 to 5
education: Doctorate
 
responsibilities:
  • Manage staff in accordance with organization's policies and applicable regulations. Responsibilities include planning, assigning, and directing work
  • appraising performance and guiding professional development
  • rewarding and disciplining employees
  • addressing employee relations issues and resolving problems.
  • Approve actions on human resource matters.
  • Coach and mentor employees around project planning, project review, and problem solving to ensure alignment of work practices across the team through the adoption and use of all process and technology tools.
  • Obtain and provide regular feedback to employees from customers and key stakeholders to assist in personal and professional development.
  • Identify skill and competency gaps at the individual level and work to craft development plans that will close those gaps.
  • Experienced in using, optimizing and troubleshooting a variety of laboratory automation and its application for use in compound screening in support of hit/lead optimization and/or focused screening.
  • Leader in bringing in state-of-the-art assay technologies and will lead the development and implementation of robust and efficient assay workflows and data analysis methods.
  • Principal contact for the technical review of new assays, method transfers from sponsors, new analytical equipment and applicable research and development.
  • Act as principal contact and represent the organization with clients regarding scientific principles and performance of in-vitro screens.
  • Developing cross-boundary partnerships and collaborations to influence working practices to ensure impact of in-vitro screening data.
  • Work with staff to develop and implement improvement initiatives to increase quality or services and operational efficiency.
  • Responsible for flexible use of the team skills and resource to support projects according to agreed needs and project priorities.
  • Functional area technical expert.
  • Propose, manage and implement scientific initiatives and/or strategies in consult with management.
  • Oversee the performance of tasks associated with the execution of functional area work to Q² scientific standards and to the complete satisfaction of the customer.
  • Oversees the design, interpretation, validation, implementation, documentation, and reporting of new in-vitro screens along with ensuring the performance of the in-vitro screens with appropriate levels of regulatory compliance.
  • Collaborate with clients, external Q² divisions, third-party vendors, and other in-vitro scientific staff on issues regarding complex problems and scientific principles.
  • Manage allocation of resources with an eye towards efficiency and quality.
  • Provide direction, support, and policy development recommendations to assigned staff and Quintiles management team.
  • Maintain awareness of overall developments in the field of high throughput screening and in-vitro metabolism
  • Keep abreast of literature and attend professional meetings.
  • Keep abreast of new technologies, techniques, assay designs or equipment.
  • Participate in proposal development for ADME Screening business proposals.
  • Participate in business development for ADME Screening Group.
  • Propose and evaluate new technologies, techniques, assay designs and/or equipment.
 
qualifications:
  • Sound knowledge of pertinent scientific/experimental concepts and models.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel (including statistical analysis of data), PowerPoint and Word.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of the drug discovery and development processes and applicable national/international regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • highly effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work within a matrix team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, and independently coordinate and manage assigned component of complex projects.
  • Ability to interact in a cross-functional and multi-cultural team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
  • Sound knowledge of pertinent scientific/experimental concepts and models.
  • Excellent computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Excel (including statistical analysis of data), PowerPoint and Word.
  • Excellent customer service skills.
  • Strong understanding of the principles of the drug discovery and development processes and applicable national/international regulatory requirements.
  • Excellent coaching and mentoring skills.
  • Excellent problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Highly effective interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work within a matrix team environment.
  • Ability to prioritize, and independently coordinate and manage assigned component of complex projects.
  • Ability to interact in a cross-functional and multi-cultural team environment.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and clients.
 
skills: Biology, Chemistry
Equal Opportunity Employer: Race, Color, Religion, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, National Origin, Age, Genetic Information, Disability, Protected Veteran Status, or any other legally protected group status.

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