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Laboratory Supervisor

Company: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical
Location: Cambridge
Posted on: February 25, 2021

Job Description:

At Ultragenyx, we fundamentally believe that taking real impactful action to care for the needs of patients and our people is always the right thing to do.--To achieve this goal, our vision is to lead the future of rare disease medicine. For us, this means going where other biopharma companies won't go - challenging the status quo and creating a new model that advances our field so more patients and caregivers can benefit from life-changing treatments. We do this by following the science, applying a novel rapid development approach, making innovative medicines at fair and reasonable prices, and creating a collaborative ecosystem to reach patients in ways that are most meaningful for them.-- Our commitment and care for patients extends to our people, so culture is an essential cornerstone for Ultragenyx. We remain continuously focused on creating a supportive and inclusive environment of profound learning and growth - so employees can thrive in all areas of their lives, in and outside of work. -- Ultimately, we want to be an organization where we would be proud for our family, friends and children to work. If you want to have a meaningful impact, do the best work of your career, and grow a lot, both professionally and -- personally, come join our team.-- During the COVID-19 Outbreak,--we are committed to our hiring process. The health and safety of our employees and prospective employees take priority which means at this time our approach--will include--video discussions, interviews, and--onboarding. Position Summary ultraimpact - Make a difference for those who need it most Ultragenyx is seeking a highly motivated and experienced Laboratory Supervisor to support our expanding Research site in Cambridge. In this role the candidate will use their exceptional organizational skills to support all research activities and will assume a large variety of operational tasks. It is preferred that the ideal candidate has experience in the following areas: purchasing and vendor management, maintaining an adequate inventory of research consumables, maintaining general Lab equipment like BSCs and cold storage and record keeping of all laboratory instruments using asset management software. Responsibilities:

  • Under the Direction of Associate Director of Lab Ops, manage the Research and non-Vector team laboratories consisting of 50 scientists.
  • Manage routine laboratory operations and assist scientists with day to day needs.
  • Supervise site inventory specialists and laboratory technicians, providing training as needed. Coach, mentor, and give feedback to direct reports. Perform annual performance reviews and routine performance evaluations.
  • Experience in vendor management including negotiations, backorders, replenishment, and open POs.--
  • Work closely with the equipment reliability team and scientists on equipment management and training.
  • Onboard new lab hires and provide lab tours.
  • Assist the Lab Ops team and scientists with the coordination of lab moves in support of the company's continuous growth.
  • Manage equipment alarm response and report auditing.
  • Work across the organization as the liaison between IT, finance, and the scientists for site level projects.
  • Maintain certifications for site equipment such as BSCs, cold storage units and pipettes.
  • Assist with waste management protocols and vendor coordination.
  • Lab coat and PPE management. Requirements:
    • BS in a scientific field with 2 years of Lab Ops industry experience or an associate degree with 5 years of industry experience.
    • Experience troubleshooting of basic laboratory instrumentation like freezers and fridges.
    • Knowledge of Inventory Management System like Stockboss is a Plus.
    • Knowledge of Oracle workflows for laboratory operations. CMMS- RAM knowledge is a plus.
    • Aseptic technique knowledge and how to work in a BSL2 lab.
    • Microsoft Office skills and familiarity with third-party management of software and IT infrastructure
    • Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, time-management and organizational skills along with the ability to multitask.
    • Willingness to collaborate with cross-departmental teams to improve scientific operational efficiencies and logistics, and to support business needs and scientific teams. People Management Skills:
      • Clarify Direction & Priorities: Set clear direction for your direct reports aligned with functional and corporate goals. Reprioritize work, as needed. Enable others to do their job well by communicating information and making decisions in a clear, timely manner.
      • Partner & Collaborate Effectively: Listen to and value others' thoughts and ideas. Demonstrate effective partnership both within and outside your team. Achieve results with and through others.
      • Support Learning & Growth: Demonstrate self-awareness, humility, and curiosity in service of self-development. Provide regular coaching and feedback that will inspire growth and improvement in others. Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical is an equal opportunity employer & prohibits unlawful discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, national origin/ancestry, age, disability, marital and veteran status. Reasonable accommodation will be provided for qualified individuals with disabilities and for qualified disabled veterans in job application procedures, as required by applicable law. If you have any difficulty using our online application system and need an accommodation due to a disability, you may contact--Talent Acquisition--by calling:--(415) 483-8800--or by--emailing--us at--talentacquisition@ultragenyx.com . For electronic email and mail inquiries, please include a description of your requested accommodation, your name and contact information. Note to External Recruiters: All candidate activity and open positions are managed strictly through our Human Resources Department. Our Human Resources Department kindly requests that recruiters not contact employees/hiring managers directly in an attempt to solicit business and present candidates. Please note that failure to comply with this request will be a factor in determining a professional relationship with our organization. Submission of unsolicited resumes prior to an agreement set in place between the Human Resources Department and the recruiting agency will not create any implied obligation. Inquiries on developing a recruiting relationship with us, may be directed to:--talentacquisition@ultragenyx.com .

Keywords: Ultragenyx Pharmaceutical, Cambridge , Laboratory Supervisor, Healthcare , Cambridge, Massachusetts

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