Associate Group Leader - Automation

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Education and Experience:
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 5 years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, and experience.1+ year of leadership responsibility 

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Previous experience with automated liquid handling systems
  • Experience with validation of instrumentation
  • Demonstrated proficiency on technical operating systems
  • Automated equipment troubleshooting skills
  • Proven leadership skills 
  • Ability to train and mentor junior staff
  • Demonstrated ability to be project solution driven
  • Good written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills
  • Can independently perform root cause analysis for method investigations
  • Technical writing skills; ability to write quality documents (SOPs, investigation forms, etc.)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QA metrics of program base; ability to write and recommend changes to PPD SOPs
  • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods
  • Project and time management skills

Working Conditions:
  • Work is performed in an office and/or a laboratory and/or a clinical environment with exposure to electrical equipment.
  • Occasionally drives to site or client locations, occasionally travels within the United States. 
  • Exposure to biological fluids with potential exposure to infectious organisms. Rare exposure to skin and lung irritants, radiation, toxic materials and hazardous waste. 
  • Personal protective equipment required such as protective eyewear, garments and gloves. 
  • Exposure to fluctuating and/or extreme temperatures on rare occasions. 

Physical Demands:
  • Frequently stationary for 6-8 hours per day. 
  • Repetitive hand movement of both hands with the ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists. 
  •  Occasional mobility required.
  •  Occasional crouching, stooping, bending and twisting of upper body and neck. Light to moderate lifting and carrying (or otherwise moves) objects including luggage and laptop computer with a maximum lift of 15-20 lbs. 
  • Ability to access and use a variety of computer software developed both in-house and off-the-shelf.
  • Ability to communicate moderately complex information and ideas so others will understand; with the ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. 
  • Frequently interacts with others, relates sensitive information to diverse groups. Ability to apply basic principles to solve conceptual issues. 
  • Performs a wide range of variable tasks as dictated by variable demands and changing conditions with little predictability as to the occurrence.  
  • Ability to perform under stress. 
  •  Ability to multi-task. 

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