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Associate Director - Laboratory People Leader

Kelly Services
Green Island, NY 12183
**Associate Director**


Green Island, NY


Direct Hire/Salaried


Relocation available for those who qualify


Fast-paced, early-stage biotech company is seeking a Associate Director to manage people and provide project direction and oversight for all lab-scale research within the organization. This position will focus on personnel leadership, guidance, growth and development as opposed to the technical attributes that a standard Laboratory Leadership would accomplish.


The ideal candidate will support the Director of Technology Operations in strategic project oversight, providing insight and recommendations on technology development. The Lab-Scale Team Manager will also be a technical visionary in charting the advancement of the organizations Lab-Scale research capabilities and research targets for a wide range of mycelium materials and applications.


**Responsibilities:**


+ Lead the team responsible for high-throughput laboratory research in support of the most advanced mycelium biomaterials in the world

+ Lead the continued integration of top-end laboratory automation tools with custom incubation and characterization equipment developed within the lab

+ Management responsibilities including interview and selection, hiring, training and development, performance management, employee relations, etc. This includes but is not limited to regularly scheduled individual contributor meetings, talent acquisition lead for the team, on-boarding program development, fostering continuous development of individuals through goal setting and performance reviews, and continuously seeking out and making accessible education and training opportunities for the team.

+ Assist the Director of Technology Operations in matching personnel across active internal and external projects and initiatives and in aligning research pipelines with business objectives

+ Collaborate closely with the Scale-Up Manager on joint research initiatives with the Pilot-Scale team.

+ Implement and oversee all policies necessary for successful operation of the Lab Community, including Experimental Documentation, Peer Review, Project Charter Tracking, Lab Cleaning, Calibration, Management of Literature, Job Descriptions, and Advancement Paths.


**Minimum Qualifications:**


+ Bachelors degree in science, preferably microbiology

+ 5+ years in industrial research in a biological industry

+ 3+ years of direct people management, including hiring, performance management, team and individual contributor goal setting and development

+ Demonstrated ability to grow and develop a high performance team

+ Strong scientific background with industrial research and development experience

+ High emotional intelligence matched with professionalism

+ Motivating, empowering, concise, and persuasive

+ Invested in the career development of others

+ Positive encouraging attitude coupled with ability to give direct constructive feedback


**PREFERRED QUALIFICATIons:**


+ 5+ years in industrial research in a biological industry, preferably related to Fungi

+ Lab automation experience

+ 7+ years of exceptional people management and leadership

+ Experience managing a diverse team including both senior scientists and research associates / technicians


**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 interestsits 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, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were 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)
Posted: 2021-04-07 Expires: 2021-05-08

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