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Study Director

Summary Study Directors ensure studies are executed to the specifications of the client outlined in a scope of work, meeting or exceeding client expectations without deviation and on a specific budget. The Study Director is responsible for mentoring Project Manager(s), Senior Project Manager(s), and a team of technicians tasked with executing scientific studies on behalf of external or internal customers in a collaborative in vivo laboratory environment.  In addition, the Study Director will ensure accuracy in: quoting, revenue forecasting and invoicing of the studies. This individual will be responsible for depositing normative data from mouse models into the public domain via the Mouse Phenome Database, publications and conference presentations.   Senior Study Directors are responsible for providing direction and guidance to scientific teams assisting them in successfully accomplishing their duties and ensuring the service achieves its revenue targets and operational improvement goals as set by senior management. Responsibilities Provide scientific guidance and support to clients meeting or exceeding their expectations for quality of service and execution of science. Provide leadership to staff within your reporting structure ensuring they have adequate training and mentoring to support the in vivo services drive for scientific quality and operational efficiency in support of the labs goals and holding them accountable for the same. Ensure staff understand and are compliant with all policies, procedures and practices established by the organization thus ensuring the most efficient operation of the laboratory to provide clients with the highest quality scientific service while meeting organizational operations and financial targets. This includes AXAPTA data entry, LIMSdata entry, PPE requirements and general lab operations. Work with colleagues to establish agreed standards for our most frequently run studies and ensure these standards are followed unless changes are well documented and approved by the client. Ensure baseline model performance data (such as disease induction rate, disease progression timeline, etc) are compiled, submitted to the head of operation and Business Unit Mamager, and shared with colleagues. Qualifications Ph.D. in a life science is required. Minimum of 4 years' experience in a contract research laboratory, pharmaceutical or biotechnology industries, or equivalent experience. Expertise in immunology/autoimmunity highly preferred. Experience with in vivo study design and animal research (preferably rodents). Excellent management/supervisory skills and proven experience with mentoring direct reports. Documented ability to develop and lead technical teams. Strong leadership skills including a demonstrated ability to build key relationships, influence and motivate others. Demonstrated success in making important decisions, often under some pressure and tight time deadlines, which carry large financial consequences. Must have excellent human relation, communication and listening, negotiation and relationship skills. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 2018-26147
Salary Range: NA
Minimum Qualification
5 - 7 years

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