Director of Investigational Flow Cytometry Services/Associate Scientific Director of IND Development

Location
California, United States
Posted
Friday, 13 December 2019
End of advertisement period
Thursday, 13 February 2020
Ref
85389
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Stanford Blood & Marrow Transplantation (BMT) Division’s Cell Therapy Facility (CTF) seeks a highly motivated individual to serve as CTF Flow Cytometry Research Technical Manager 1/Director of the Investigational Flow Cytometry services and cellular monitoring. The BMT CTF is a multi-product manufacturing facility that provides regulatory, quality systems, process development and manufacturing support to the School of Medicine, Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital (LPCH) and Stanford Health Care (SHC) in developing innovative cell and gene-based therapies for the treatment of disease and the promotion of health in pediatric and adult patients in Phase I-II clinical trials and standard of care therapies.

This manager will oversee a team of Manufacturing Specialists who will perform cell therapy processing, typically as operators, for a variety of cell therapies in cancer immunotherapy and stem cell regenerative medicine to support Investigational New Drug (IND) Phase I-II trials. This role works both independently and collaboratively across different functional areas: Process Development & Manufacturing, Regulatory Affairs, Quality Systems, Operations and Finance & Administration. Opportunities for Process Development will be available to incumbents in this position based on operational needs and current projects.

This position will report to the Medical & Scientific Director of the BMT CTF with coordination from CTF Operation Director. The candidate will liaise with senior leadership to provide vision, strategy, direction for cellular therapy and cellular monitoring related to tissue transplantation. This includes the development of cutting-edge, high dimensional tools for tracking changes in phenotype and function of stem/progenitor/immune cells and evaluating and adopting novel technologies to streamline and standardize these analyses. The candidate should be able to work independently and liaise with all Stanford School of Medicine Faculty and external collaborators. The position will require making impactful decisions that improve the quality and critical needs of clinical and translational research programs. The candidate will also work to achieve mission goals through the management of staff and/or managerial staff engaged in developing, advancing and applying science, engineering and technology to improve clinical outcomes for patients with blood malignancy and transplantation.

This position entails work under Biosafety Level 2 (BSL2) and current Good Manufacturing Practice (cGMP) level conditions and adherence to corresponding requirements.

In this role, you will:

  • Provide strategic planning for own work group; participate with senior managers in higher level strategic planning.  Communicate operational objectives and assignments and delegate to staff.
  • Manage the daily operations of an assigned area(s) which include recruiting, hiring, training, developing evaluating and setting priorities of staff, coordinate business, technical, and educational activities for direct reports.
  • Oversee interdepartmental activities, projects and efforts by applying advanced technical and professional knowledge.  Serve as the initial managerial escalation point for problems from clients and other staff.
  • Manage project budgets, schedules, and resources. Oversee preparation of periodic financial and technical reports and operating plans.
  • Interface with clients to determine project requirements.  Establish service level agreements with clients.
  • Monitor scientific, engineering, and/or technology trends and evaluate emerging technologies to recommend for adoption and implementation.
  • Communicate and implement policies, procedures, best practices, recommendations and guidelines compliance with established University administrative policies and procedures.

* - Other duties may also be assigned, not all unique aspects of this job are covered by this job posting. A full job description will be shared during the interview process.

To be successful in this role, you will bring:

  • Bachelor's degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.  Advanced degree may be required.
  • Experience leading or overseeing the work of technical staff.
  • Understanding of relevant scientific, engineering, or technical disciplines.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to synthesize and articulate technical and scientific methodologies, specifications, and information.
  • Experience leading scientific, engineering, or technical research projects or programs.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, methodologies, and resource management principles.
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
  • Strong customer relationship and consensus building skills.
  • Ability to influence and establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to resolve issues quickly and make decisions that meet university objectives in a collaborative culture.

In addition, preferred requirements include:

  • Advanced degree in a scientific field or related.
  • Extensive experience and expertise in Flow Cytometry.
  • Experience leading complex scientific, engineering or technical research projects or programs.
  • Detailed understanding of relevant business and technical knowledge and problem resolution.
  • Ability to synthesize and articulate technical and scientific methodologies, specifications, and information.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, methodologies, and resource management principles.
  • Exceptional customer relationship and consensus building skills.
  • Ability to influence and establish effective working relationships in a diverse environment.
  • Ability to resolve complex issues quickly and make decisions that meet university objectives in a collaborative culture.

Certifications & Licenses:

None

Physical Requirements*:

  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh to ten pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, use a telephone or write by hand.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb, twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach or work above shoulders, sort, file paperwork or parts, operate foot and hand controls.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

Working Conditions:

May require extended hours, evenings and weekends.

Work Standards:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy.

Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4986
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: L