Associate Director



1,001-5,000 employees

Designs cancer screening tests

Data & Analytics

Senior, Expert

Raleigh, NC, USA + 1 more

Required Skills
  • BS or higher degree in Engineering, Physics, Chemistry, Life Sciences or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of related experience
  • Previous managerial experience in a similar work environment
  • Strong technical background in manufacturing operations, equipment, maintenance, calibration, and automation
  • Experience executing within a computerized maintenance/calibration management system
  • Knowledge of Safety Training, lock out tag out (LOTO), Hazardous material, and waste handling
  • Experience with Laboratory Information Management Systems (LIMS), Manufacturing Management Systems(MES), scheduling software, Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software, Green Button Go (GBG)
  • Knowledge of molecular biology to best support equipment activities in an next generation sequencing (NGS) workflow
  • Knowledge of IT networking and systems infrastructure
  • Strong industrial electrical and mechanical knowledge
  • Experience working with Illumina NGS technology platforms
  • Build and manage teams at multiple sites with the diverse scientific and technical skills required to support, troubleshoot, and improve complex automation systems in a regulated environment
  • Establish operational objectives, policies, procedures, and work plans, delegate and empower team members to maximize the system up time for 24x7 operations or the respective operational schedule
  • Works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires conceptual thinking and in-depth knowledge of organization objectives
  • Drive the strategy and success of larger equipment and engineering projects
  • Coach and guide team to support their area following cGMP/GLP and Quality Management System (QMS) guidelines
  • Make time sensitive technical decisions
  • Responsible for OPEX spends for area of responsibility, support CAPEX planning
  • Support the timely handling of investigations, impact assessment, Change Controls, NCRs, deviations, and CAPAs
  • Drives a streamlined workflow of requests/work orders with KPIs measuring cost, completion time, quality, and safety
  • Optimize resource allocation, including labor, materials, and external contractors, to meet operations goals
  • Participate, be a role model, and adhere to GRAIL’s policies and guidelines
  • Drive changes to ensure ongoing high-quality performance of team and equipment as part of the continuous improvement process
  • Work closely with Quality and regulatory to implement and follow the required policies and procedures for system qualification, maintenance, and calibration

GRAIL's mission is to detect cancer early, when it can be cured. They are working to change the trajectory of cancer mortality and bring stakeholders together to adopt innovative, safe, and effective technologies that can transform cancer care.

Company Stage


Total Funding



Menlo Park, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Outstanding People - Join a team of passionate and dedicated professionals, committed to collaboration, education, and proactive problem-solving.

Strong Compensation - We offer competitive salaries and savings plans to provide for long-term financial planning.

Complete Health Coverage - Take advantage of comprehensive health coverage, with medical, dental and vision, to keep you and your family healthy.

Work-Life Balance - Make everyday life more manageable with flexible time off – we trust you to do great work and take time for yourself.