Senior Director Lab Operations
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PFM

501-1,000 employees

Provides financial advisory and strategic consultation services
Company Overview
PFM stands out as a leading financial advisory firm due to its commitment to providing tailored, creative consultation that goes beyond traditional financial advice, empowering and educating its clients for sustainable outcomes. The company's competitive edge lies in its diverse range of services offered through affiliated entities, all under the PFM brand, including financial advisory, swap advisory, consulting, strategic forecasting, and a web-based platform for municipal bond information. PFM's industry leadership is further demonstrated by its adherence to regulatory standards, with registrations with the SEC, MSRB, and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
Consulting

Company Stage

Grant

Total Funding

N/A

Founded

1975

Headquarters

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

1%

1 year growth

2%

2 year growth

-19%
Locations
Frederick, MD, USA
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Communications
Management
CategoriesNew
Operations & Logistics
Production Planning & Scheduling
Quality Control & Compliance
Requirements
  • Master's Degree and 10 years' relevant experience or Bachelor's and 12 years' relevant experience
  • 5+ years of Cell Biology experience in performing, implementing, and overseeing laboratory techniques and familiarity with PBMC isolation
  • 3+ years' experience in Project Management or other client engagement in a scientific or technical discipline
  • Must have senior level strategically focused operational experience with equivalent experience in a biological laboratory
  • Must understand basic laboratory principles and must have knowledge of safety and regulatory requirements for preparation and handling of human specimens
  • Sample preparation and processing experience with working knowledge of how to collect and process clinical specimens for translational research
  • Experience working in a global environment, successfully executing the standardization and global alignment of processes
  • Must have demonstrated expertise in his/her scientific discipline, as well as a solid understanding of current CAP and GCLP standards. Working knowledge of CLIA and ISO regulations is an advantage
  • Proven experience managing and/or overseeing management of multiple projects simultaneously
  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of specimen collection, preparation, processing and handling factors that affect specimen integrity required
  • Confidentiality, excellent use of judgment and discretion required relative to sensitive and restricted Company and employee information
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational and multi-tasking skills
  • Must possess strong computer skills including Microsoft Office Suite
  • Able to travel both domestically and internationally including overnight stays
  • Must be able to read, write, speak fluently and comprehend the English language
Responsibilities
  • Lead, manage and allocate appropriate resources, including personnel and facilities, in a cost-efficient manner
  • Provide scientific oversight and communicate with clients regarding any technical issues with cell isolations and sample handling and utility for planned downstream assays
  • Ensure maintenance of client sample integrity and data accuracy through implementation of appropriate quality control measures
  • Analyze operations and generate metrics on an ongoing basis to build a continuous improvement environment
  • Coordinate with other departments regarding available resources and needs
  • Interact with, and present to, clients
  • Enforce CAP/GxP/ISO regulations and standards within all aspects of the department
  • Maintain and support safe lab practices and safe environment
  • Successfully provide oversight to remote operations
  • Lead and manage staff in keeping with expressed objectives and corporate culture
  • Define and communicate departmental goals/objectives and establish annual departmental plan
  • Prepare monthly performance, volume and quality metrics as required for sample processing/preparation and Precision Lab Network labs
  • Provide regular updates outlining accomplishments, progress, challenges, needs, etc
  • Participate in preparing annual departmental budget and cost estimates as required
  • Participate in appropriate Central Lab Services strategic planning activities
  • Directly responsible for oversight of incoming biospecimens, accessioning and storage of biospecimens, freezer inventory and monitoring, and preparing outbound shipments
  • Provide technical oversight and expertise in sterile technique and cell-based sample isolation and testing procedures
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of implementation, documentation, and oversight of sample traceability processes
  • Make recommendations to upper management for strategic growth opportunities
  • Optimize and expand operations that are relevant to corporate goals
  • Carry out other duties/projects as assigned