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Automated Sampling Production Manager - San Diego, CA

Kelly Services
San Diego, CA 92108
**Automated Sampling Production Manager**


**Location:** San Diego, California

**Position Type:** Full-Time, Regular (swing or second shift)

**Required Education:** B.S. / M.S. with experience

**Area(s) of Expertise Desired:** Laboratory automation, Production pipeline management (biologicals), Mammalian or Plant cell culture systems, Quality Systems Management, Logistics, High Throughput Screening


**DESCRIPTION:**


We have an immediate opening for an Automated Sampling Production Manager. This position will be a part of a team focused on scaling our gene edited trait production pipeline.


The successful applicant will manage a team tasked with carrying out the day-to-day logistics of the automated sampling production platform of plant cell cultures, supporting its patented gene editing technologies. This position will play a critical role in ensuring samples are processed efficiently and accurately using a state-of-the-art custom robotics platform.


**ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES:**


+ Oversee a team of 3-5 and participate in the day to day responsibilities of the automated sampling team, including operation and troubleshooting of a custom robotics platform.

+ Coordinate team scheduling, logistics, and processing of sampling requests of biological materials being advanced in the gene editing pipeline.

+ Integrate with cross-functional teams to manage sampling requests, handoffs, and forecast workload expectations. Manage the supply chain and build out shifts to meet increasing production needs.

+ Work collaboratively with applications specialists and R&D staff on improving and scaling the automated tissue sampling platform.

+ Take ownership of KPIs and QC checkpoints to ensure expected quality and drive continual process improvement.

+ Collaborate with development teams to transfer new assays and technologies to the automated production pipeline.


**REQUIREMENTS:**


+ B.S. with 10+ years of experience or M.S. with 7+ years of experience.

+ An expert at managing, building and improving automated workflows for biological tissue sampling pipelines or similar processes.

+ Demonstrated success operating and troubleshooting automated robotics platforms.

+ Deep understanding of biological material handling in plant or mammalian cell culture systems.

+ Demonstrated ability to supervise with strong capabilities to manage a growing team of both direct and indirect reports.

+ Leads by example and willing to work side-by-side with reports while using positive strategies to establish a professional environment of trust, respect, and teamwork.

+ Demonstrated ability to collaborate and enable success across functional teams. Able to identify and manage external vendor relationships.

+ Proactive communicator with demonstrated success using oral and written strategies to communicate project status and direction.

+ Process-oriented mindset with track record of metrics-driven successes. An organizational and data tracking expert.

+ Prior experience working with Quality Management Systems and/or LIMS is desired.

+ Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekends during peak periods.

+ Prior experience working in an agricultural biotech and/or plant biology environment is desired, but not essential.


**_For immediate consideration apply today!_**


**_Questions? Please reach out to Dustin at DUSG877@kellyservices.com_**


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**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: 2021-08-06 Expires: 2021-10-07

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