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Kelly Services R&D Lab Operations Director in Knoxville, Tennessee

Kelly Science & Clinical has a new, permanent R&D Lab Director opening with a Biotech company in Knoxville, TN. Relocation assistance is provided!

Day-to-Day Responsibilities:

  • 40-50% on the floor overseeing employees and lab operations

  • Provide oversight for multiple complex laboratory projects and ensure on-time delivery

  • Manage high volume sample workflow with 4-5 direct reports

  • Seeks innovative ways to improve laboratory operations

  • Ensure initial and on-going training and quality testing is completed according to guidelines and regulations

  • Author, review, revise, and approve SOPs

  • Maintain communication between project managers, account representatives, and laboratory operations

  • Acquire, calibrate, maintain, and troubleshoot lab equipment

  • Utilize laboratory efficiently to meet customer requests and revenue goals

You would be a great fit if you meet the following qualifications:

  • Must have BS/MS in Chemistry or closely related STEM discipline

  • Must have 2-4+ years of managerial experience within an analytical testing lab

  • Must have 2+ years of R&D/Analytical testing lab experience with focus on protein, enzyme, and/or lipid samples

  • NextGen Sequencing, qPCR, Western Blot, Immunoassay validation and development experience, given preference

  • Demonstrated ability to identify and improve process workflows

  • Demonstrated ability to develop and mentor direct reports

  • Highly organized, self-motivated, and both goal and deadline driven

  • Above average communication skills, both written and verbal

This is a full-time, permanent position scheduled Monday – Friday 7:00am – 4:00pm with some overtime required. Salary will range between $80k-$110k, based on relevant experience and qualifications. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in this opportunity please apply online today to discuss next steps!

Why Kelly ® ?

Kelly® Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interests—it’s the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

About Kelly ®

At Kelly, we’re always thinking about what’s next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, we’re a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (https://www.dol.gov/ofccp/regs/compliance/posters/ofccpost.htm)

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