Manager – Cell Biology Services (Screening)

Manager – Cell Biology Services (Screening)

Horizon Discovery
19th May 2020
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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As a result of ongoing growth within the Screening Business Unit, we have an exciting opportunity for a hands-on Manager to join our leadership team. As Manager of the Cell Biology Services team, you will be responsible for a team of scientists carrying out cell-based processes and screening operations for standard and configurable compound or CRISPR-Cas9 screens.


Key Responsibilities

  • Ensure effective deployment of all people, materials, processes, systems and equipment with a customer-first mindset, to deliver projects to customers on time, profitably and to the required quality.
  • Manage a team of scientists working in a fast-paced environment with frequently changing priorities and deadlines
    • Coach, mentor and develop staff, including overseeing new employee on-boarding and providing career development planning and opportunities.
    • Provide effective performance feedback and empower employees to take responsibility for their jobs and goals.
    • Maintain transparent communication and appropriately communicate organisation information
    • Where required, manage the recruitment process for new hires.
  • Create an operating plan that is understood and agreed by Head of Screening, Screening Platform Leaders and Project Managers
    • Ensure each production workflow is fully defined, monitored and reported on appropriately
    • Implement production practices that enable the current headcount to increase output
    • Issue a rolling plan of improvements and publish updates to it as part of routine reporting
    • Deliver KPIs/metrics that help develop our services
  • Drive a culture of high throughput with quality and continuous improvement at the centre
    • Lead work to execute standard and configured screening offerings at high throughput using controlled processes.
    • Drive continuous improvement and change-control to improve the controlled processes
    • Working with key stakeholders, continually implement new standards to keep our offer market relevant



Essential Competencies & Requirements

  • A team player with strong interpersonal skills and empowerment capacity to inspire and ignite others and to develop their talents and abilities.
  • Experience of successfully leading change initiatives
  • Experienced people manager, ideally in cross functional teams and with multiple direct reports
  • Experienced of cell-based production and/or validation activities, ideally in a manufacturing environment.
  • Experience of working and implementing in a regulated environment.


Desirable Competencies & Requirements

  • Experience of pooled and arrayed high-throughput screening assays
  • Experience in using LIMS and automation equipment
  • Safe handling and production of lentiviral reagents


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