The Laboratory for Cell & Gene Medicine (LCGM) at Stanford University is seeking an Associate Director of Quality Assurance to ensure quality and compliance of the LCGM with all Federal and State regulations governing the manufacturing of cell and gene therapy products for clinical trials conducted under Investigational New Drug (IND) applications and in a cGMP setting. The Associate Director will oversee the quality assurance activities related to manufacturing and release of clinical products at the LCGm; will ensure facilities and manufacturing operations are conducted according to current Good Manufacturing Practices (cGMP); will provide strategic direction for policies and procedures that govern quality and compliance within the School of Medicine for all clinical therapeutics manufacturing at the LCGM; will provide final quality assurance for product release to clinic. The Associate Director will be part of the LCGM management team and will act as a liaison between LCGM and clinical and research investigators, other collaborators and vendors. The Laboratory for Cell and Gene Medicine (LCGM) is a ~25k ft2 multi-product biologics 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 clinical trials that treat disease and promote health in pediatric and adult patients.
Provide strategy and vision; make decisions that establish objectives for the overall direction or operation of a significant project(s) or area(s).
Manage staff of a large science, engineering, and/or technical research area, which includes recruiting, hiring, developing, evaluating and setting priorities; manage business, technical, and educational activities for direct reports including managers and technical experts.
Identify, clarify, and resolve issues with strategic impact and substantial significance, which spam multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment.
Collaborate with others on the direction of activities relevant to long-term objectives. Develop strategies to ensure effective achievement of objectives.
Develop policies and procedures as they relate to academic or program activities.
Implement, evaluate and maintain quality control standards to ensure program success.
Establish, oversee and manage financials and schedule for large programs and/or multiple projects.
Recommend the adoption of emerging technologies and the development of new methods and approaches.
Negotiate with internal departments and external agencies with authority to commit resources and effort.
Serve as a liaison to senior management, cross-functional areas, schools and external organizations such as sponsors and government agencies.
* - Other duties may also be assigned
Advanced experience applying multidisciplinary scientific principles and practices to provide technical leadership and influence experimental design and coordinate laboratory activity
Extensive experience with Quality Assurance systems and processes.
Expert knowledge and technical understanding of the manufacture of Cellular Therapeutics and testing.
Extensive experience in reviewing cGMP/GLP related documents (SOPs, protocols, batch records, technical reports, etc.)
Full knowledge of GMP/ ISO compliance and quality systems.
Strategic planning, leadership, and negotiation skills, and the ability to develop and present training materials to large groups
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
Experience leading, managing, motivating and developing technical staff.
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.
Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
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.
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. Additional PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: (remove if none) WORKING CONDITIONS:
May require extended hours, evenings and weekends.
Location: School of Medicine, California, United States Schedule: Classification Level:
Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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