job summary: Randstad is the #1 HR Services Company in the World and we are sourcing for an Associate Director of Immunoassay in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. The ideal candidate will be responsible for the scientific and regulatory integrity of the large molecule bioanalysis business within our client's location in the suburbs of Chicago, IL. This individual will also serve as Test Facility Management and member of the site Leadership Team for this location. Works closely with colleagues to ensure projects are conducted to achieve scientific goals and to meet regulatory requirements and client timelines. Communicates with clients, Client Services, and other Safety Assessment departments to ensure that the capabilities of the large molecule bioanalysis business within the client are correctly conveyed and, when engaged in a client study, that they are utilized in a scientifically correct fashion to satisfy clients and regulatory agencies. Participates and/or leads our client's global teams on scientific or process improvement (working groups, centers of excellence, etc.). Responsible for high-level training of employees in the large molecule bioanalysis groups, with a particular focus on this location. This is a direct hire position and can start immediately. location: Skokie, Illinois job type: Permanent salary: $140,000 - 160,000 per year work hours: 8 to 4 education: Bachelors responsibilities: RESPONSIBILITIES: Direct activities of assigned groups to ensure effective performance of department - Monitor performance of direct reports, provide regular coaching and counseling. Prepare and deliver salary and performance reviews; review and approve performance and salary appraisals initiated by direct reports. - Identify training and development needs of direct reports. Develop and oversee the implementation of departmental training programs, including orientation; monitor training programs to ensure ongoing effectiveness. - Direct the development and communication of departmental systems, SOPs, policies and procedures. Partner with HR to develop and approve departmental job descriptions; ensure communication of duties and responsibilities to employees. - Interview and select qualified departmental personnel. Recommend, review and approve personnel actions, including hiring, promotions and raises. Partner with HR in handling disciplinary issues. - Recommend and implement techniques to improve productivity, increase efficiencies, cut costs, take advantage of opportunities, and maintain state of art practices. - Provide scientific oversight of study design, preparation of protocols, interpretation and reporting of data. - Guide the planning and execution of scientific research and/or critical development strategies. - Responsible for regulatory compliance and quality analysis of study data. - Develop and maintain client/sponsor relationships and participate in business development. - Support the policy of equal employment opportunity through affirmative action in all personnel actions including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, promotions, training, work assignments, and salary actions. - Perform all other related duties as assigned. qualifications: JOB QUALIFICATIONS: - Education: Bachelor's degree (B.A./B.S.) or equivalent in biology, chemistry or related field. - Experience: 7 to 10 years in an applicable laboratory environment. 3 years supervisory/ management experience. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be accepted as a satisfactory substitute for the specific education and experience listed above. - Certification/Licensure: None - Other: Effective written and verbal communication skills. Ability to handle multiple projects, prioritize work and meet deadlines. Ability to interact appropriately with all levels of employees. Demonstrated knowledge and full understanding of GLP regulatory requirements, site Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), company practices, and industry standards. Proficiency in the use of standard software including Microsoft(R) Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc. and with standard laboratory calculations. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: - Must regularly operate a computer and occasionally operate other office productivity machinery such as a calculator, copy machine, and computer printer. - Regularly provides information to and receives information from/through various technologies, media, sources and contacts. Must be able to accurately exchange accurate information in these situations. - Must occasionally move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc. WORK ENVIRONMENT: - General office working conditions, the noise level in the work environment is usually quiet. - While performing the duties of this job the employee may occasionally be required to wear protective clothing (goggles, face shield, surgical mask, cap, gloves, scrubs, boots), work near toxic or caustic chemicals, work with biohazards, and/or work with live animals with risk of exposure to allergens and/or zoonotic diseases. The employee may occasionally be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, unpleasant odors, and/or wet, humid and/or extreme temperature conditions. COMMENTS: - This position may require occasional travel. skills: Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Assay Development, Assay Method, Assay Verification, Biology, DMPK, GLP (Good Laboratory Practice), Microbiology, ADaM, PKPD, GMP (Good Manufacturing Practice) 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.At Randstad, we welcome people of all abilities and want to ensure that our hiring and interview process meets the needs of all applicants. If you require a reasonable accommodation to make your application or interview experience a great one, please contact HRsupport@randstadusa.com. Pay offered to a successful candidate will be based on several factors including the candidate's education, work experience, work location, specific job duties, certifications, etc. In addition, Randstad offers a comprehensive benefits package, including health, an incentive and recognition program, and 401K contribution (all benefits are based on eligibility). For certain assignments, Covid-19 vaccination and/or testing may be required by Randstad's client or applicable federal mandate, subject to approved medical or religious accommodations. Carefully review the job posting for details on vaccine/testing requirements or ask your Randstad representative for more information.