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Assistant Lab Manager, Research and Diagnostic Lab

Primary Job Functions:

  • Acts as a lead worker, supervising, directing, planning, developing, implementing, evaluating, and overseeing the execution of daily operations, testing activities, and staff.
  • Oversees daily workflow to ensure productivity and swift and polished execution of tasks.
  • Monitors the quality of results and reports prior to final Lab Director approval.
  • Acts as a resource to aid in problem-solving, and schedules and assigns work.
  • Has a quality-driven focus and desire to continuously improve workflow and systems.
  • Performs laboratory assays according to RTI SOPs or other standard methodologies such as FDA BAM, in areas including but not limited to bacteriology, virology, mycology, and immunology.
  • Is responsible for laboratory inventory and ordering.
  • Maintains high proficiency in laboratory processes to assist the Laboratory Director with employee training, including laboratory cross-training and competency verification.
  • Manages employee training records, reviews SOPs, assists with SOP revisions, assists in writing of new SOPs, and performs literature reviews.
  • Ascertains that regular and unscheduled equipment maintenance occurs with minimal delay and that assets are calibrated according to RTI’s calibration schedule. Removes equipment from use where it is found out-of-spec until it has been serviced and is returned to specifications.

Required Skills:

  • Passion for science, goal-driven, and committed to safety, client service, and high quality.
  • Ability to manage assays in a fast-paced laboratory environment.  Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and a dynamic work environment.
  • Experience with microbiological quality control procedures under GLP, cGMP, and/or ISO 17025 regulations is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, often under time-sensitive conditions, within a team environment.
  • Experience working in a laboratory setting and knowledge of advanced microbiology processes.
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills with a behavioral demeanor for teamwork and unity with colleagues.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in biological sciences or equivalent preferred.
  • At least 3 years’ microbiological laboratory experience preferred.  Management experience is a plus.

Job Status:

  • Full-time.

Quality Control and Marketing Assistant

Primary Job Functions:

  • Handle emails, communications, quotations, and orders of RTI reagents (e.g., Mabs, PAMs).
  • Answer the RTI phone lines and transfer calls, page, or forward messages as appropriate.
  • Retrieve mail daily and disperse to recipients.
  • Inventory and order all office supplies.
  • Organize archive room documents and file new archive materials.
  • Review study data entries for correctness, accuracy, clarity, and legibility, and identify errors to be addressed.
  • Assist with copying and copy verification of clinical study binders and prepare study binders for new studies.
  • Contribute to marketing initiatives that foster business development, including drafting articles/press releases, contributing to industry and community outreach, preparing flyers and visual aids, and brainstorming other avenues of advertisement and social engagement.
  • Assist with the development, maintenance, and updates of the RTI website and various social media platforms.
  • Attend all required RTI safety, quality, departmental, and other meetings.
  • Perform work safely and in compliance with RTI safety SOPs, report incidents and near misses, and assist with maintaining safe work sites and work environments for all RTI staff.
  • Maintain total confidentiality of RTI activities and intellectual property, including but not limited to sponsor/client identities, sponsor/client protocols, and study data/results.
  • Possible occasional/secondary tasks:
    • Assist with accounts receivable and accounts payable.
    • Invoice the Diagnostic Lab work.
    • Provide support during internal audits and phase inspections of study events, where necessary.

Required Skills:

  • Well-developed multitasking ability and attention to detail.
  • High level of organization.  
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment. Must be able to adjust to changing priorities and a dynamic work environment.
  • Experience with one or more quality regulations such as GCP, GLP, GMP, and/or ISO 17025 preferred.
  • Ability to make critical decisions and work independently, often under time-sensitive conditions, within a team environment.
  • Strong critical thinking skills; the ability to note issues and coordinate with others where necessary to resolve them.
  • Ability to communicate with all levels of personnel, clients, and regulatory authorities.
  • Commitment to teamwork and to overdelivering on client satisfaction.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills.

Education and Experience:

  • High school diploma or general education degree required.
  • Post-secondary training, experience, or some combination of the two in marketing and QC preferred.
  • Preference for individuals with an animal health background and/or bachelor's degree in a related area.
  • Knowledge of basic computer operation and proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with Microsoft PowerPoint and Publisher preferred.

Work Status:

  • Full-time.

Research Laboratory Scientist

Primary Job Functions:

  • Plan, organize, and conduct assay development, experimental methodologies, biological testing and a wide assortment of research projects as specified by client and project needs.
  • Develop innovative ideas and business practices for all RTI scientific, laboratory tasks, and RTI operations.
  • Write SOPs and create quality record keeping data forms appropriate for the type of work.
  • Report writing, experimental summarizations of project and testing work in a professional and complete manner.
  • Identify and lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts related to project or testing work.
  • Assist with budgeting and implementing of new methods to expand laboratory capabilities.
  • Participate in cross-training efforts within both diagnostic and research laboratories to maintain competence in the overall core RTI lab procedures.
  • Assist with the laboratory maintenance activities, maintain a clean and organized laboratory space and ensure supplies remain stocked as needed.
  • Rotation of weekend and holiday coverage with co-workers.

Required Skills

  • Passion for science, goal driven, commitment to safety, client service, and high quality.
  • Ability to manage projects in a fast paced laboratory environment.  Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and a dynamic work environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality.
  • Experienced in molecular biology, ELISA development and PCR development/validations, gel electrophoresis, vaccine and master seed cell culture development, monoclonal antibody production and recombinant bioprocessing, immunologic, viral or bacteriologic assays and growth.
  • Experience with microbiological quality control procedures under GLP, cGMP, and/or ISO 17025 regulations.
  • Strong time management skills with the ability to prioritize and maintain progress on multiple tasks.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with a behavioral demeanor for teamwork and unity with colleagues.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological sciences, virology, immunology, microbiology, molecular biology or cellular physiology.  Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ experience in positions of increasing responsibility with proven project management experience preferred.

Work Status:

  • Full time.

Diagnostic Laboratory Scientist

Primary Job Functions:

  • Perform sample processing and testing to written specifications and to meet established deadlines.
  • Develop innovative ideas and business practices for all RTI laboratory tasks, and RTI operations.
  • Perform equipment maintenance, calibration, verification and assist with lab sanitation.
  • Document validation, calibration, and testing work on established forms and create spreadsheets and reports summarizing testing results.
  • Write SOPs and create record keeping data forms to ensure complete record keeping as appropriate for the type of work being performed.
  • Identify and lead problem solving and troubleshooting efforts related to project or testing work.
  • Participate in cross-training efforts within both diagnostic and research laboratories to maintain competence in the overall core RTI lab procedures.
  • Assist with the laboratory maintenance activities, maintain a clean and organized laboratory space and ensure supplies remain stocked as needed.
  • Rotation of weekend and holiday coverage with co-workers.

Required Skills

  • Passion for science, goal driven, commitment to safety, client service, and high quality.
  • Ability to manage assays in a fast paced laboratory environment.  Must be able to adapt to changing priorities and a dynamic work environment.
  • Experience with microbiological quality control procedures under GLP, cGMP, and/or ISO 17025 regulations is a plus.
  • Ability to work independently, often under time-sensitive situations, within a team environment.
  • Experience working in laboratory environment and knowledge of basic microbiology processes.
  • Excellent written, oral and interpersonal communication skills with a behavioral demeanor for teamwork and unity with colleagues.
  • Meticulous attention to detail and accuracy.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree in biological science or microbiology.

Work Status:

  • Full time.