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Senior Manager Health Diagnostics

Taconic Biosciences, Inc.
Closing date
28 May 2024

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Laboratory Services
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Do you thrive in a collaborative and solution–oriented environment? Does your passion and expertise live in the laboratory? Taconic Biosciences is seeking a laboratory leader with experience in microbiology and environmental biosecurity to join our dynamic health diagnostics team. If this sounds like you, we'd love to connect!

Location: Taconic Biosciences is seeking a Senior Manager Health Diagnostics to join our dedicated lab team at our Rensselaer, NY site. This role will work primarily onsite but does have some flexibility to be remote.

The Pay Range: $100,000 – $110,000. Exact compensation may vary based on several factors. These factors include, but are not limited to, geographic location, experience, training, education, and local market conditions, with this the upper end of the range is not always likely to be offered.

What we offer:
  • Insurance within 30 days or less which includes options for medical, dental, vision, pet insurance and more!
  • 20 days paid time off plus 6 additional holidays and 1 floating holiday
  • Annual Bonus Program
  • Work life balance
  • 401(k) plan with up to 4% employer match
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Commitment to training and providing you with the skills you need for success
  • All employees receive access to 24/7 telemedicine (including mental health), short– and long–term disability and life insurance
If you are looking for a rewarding career and the opportunity to grow, apply today!

The Role:
As the Senior Manager of Health Diagnostics, you will play a pivotal role in overseeing and optimizing our laboratory operations. You will lead a dynamic team and drive efficiency through the health testing value stream. Your responsibilities will include interpreting and approving results for both internal and external stakeholders, mentorship to team members, and spearheading process improvements. This position offers a unique opportunity to leverage your expertise in microbiology and leadership skills to drive innovation and excellence in health diagnostics.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Leads daily Health Diagnostic laboratory operations, including the necropsy and microbiology, and Quality Control laboratories.
  • Oversees the application and development of microbiological methods for routine testing in a high throughput environment.
  • Reviews, interprets, and approves results for internal and external customers.
  • Provides training and mentorship for health diagnostic team.
  • Applies microbiology knowledge to development of process improvements.
  • Ensures that all essential laboratory equipment is maintained according to established schedules.
  • Writes and maintains employee training records and SOPs.
Education and Experience:
  • Master's degree in Microbiology, Biology, or related field preferred, or technical/managerial experience at an equivalent level.
  • 4+ years of relevant experience and/or training in health diagnostics.
  • 1+ year previous supervisory experience required.
  • Experience in developing and leading projects.
  • Knowledge of environmental monitoring, sterility testing, and anaerobic culture is a plus.
  • Familiarity with working in a regulated environment is preferred.
  • Strong communication skills with the ability to interact effectively across all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to listen empathetically and understand information presented by people with different communication styles and viewpoints.
  • Proficiency in a wide range of principles and methodologies within the specialized field of health diagnostics.
Occasional travel is required, generally 2 to 5 trips per year.

Allergen Disclosure:
Due to the nature of the work performed at Taconic, employees may be exposed to allergens in the workplace, even if their positions do not involve the direct handling of animals or animal bedding. While individuals with preexisting allergies and/or asthma may be particularly sensitive to these exposures, anyone can experience a reaction.

About Us:
With a history of over 65 years of excellence, Taconic Biosciences is a global team of the best problem solvers in the industry. We partner with our clients to develop winning research strategies that accelerate the discoveries for prevention and treatment of disease.

Taconic employees all over the world show up every day to deliver the best solutions for our clients while caring for ourselves, each other, and especially our animals. If you are a respectful, compassionate individual with a can–do attitude and a desire to do the right thing, we want you to join us!

Better Together at Taconic
Inclusion, Diversity, Awareness & Action. Taconic Biosciences is taking an active and intentional role in creating a company culture that encourages and appreciates the uniqueness in all people. Being you is what allows you to bring your best self to work. We are committed to ensuring that Taconic is a safe and fair workplace for everyone because it's our differences that make us stronger. We are better together.

Taconic Biosciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability, or protected veteran status.

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