Associate Director for Process Development and Manufacturing
Company: Stanford University School of Medicine
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 22, 2022
Stanford University is seeking a Associate Director for Process
Development and Manufacturing in the Stanford's Center for Cancer
Cell Therapy GMP Facility (Research Technical Manager 1). This role
will involve management and coordination of administrative and
operations related functions for assigned research area(s) engaged
in developing, advancing and applying sciences, engineering and
technical research to innovate and deliver solutions in support of
organizational goals. Also to include managing staff at least 50%
of the time to achieve the research and teaching mission, goals and
objectives of the unit, and partnering with faculty leadership on
The position will be located at the Laboratory for Cell and Gene
Medicine (LCGM), a purpose-build cGMP facility at Stanford School
of Medicine that supports cellular therapy process development and
manufacturing across diverse clinical specialties.
Learn more about our team here:
- Provide strategic planning for own work group; participate with
senior managers in higher level strategic planning. Communicate
operational objectives and assignments and delegate to staff.
- Manage the daily operations of an assigned area(s) which
include recruiting, hiring, training, developing evaluating and
setting priorities of staff, coordinate business, technical, and
educational activities for direct reports.
- Oversee interdepartmental activities, projects and efforts by
applying advanced technical and professional knowledge. Serve as
the initial managerial escalation point for problems from clients
and other staff.
- Manage project budgets, schedules, and resources. Oversee
preparation of periodic financial and technical reports and
- Interface with clients to determine project requirements.
Establish service level agreements with clients.
- Monitor scientific, engineering, and/or technology trends and
evaluate emerging technologies to recommend for adoption and
- Communicate and implement policies, procedures, best practices,
recommendations and guidelines compliance with established
University administrative policies and procedures.* - Other duties
may also be assigned
DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:Knowledge of Current Good Manufacturing
Practices (cGMP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), FACT and
other regulatory requirementsExtensive experience in cellular
immunology, stem cell biology, cellular therapies, and molecular
biology.Experienced in the culture and expansion of human blood
cells, mechanical isolation and analysis of cell populations,
bioreactor-based growth of human blood cells, cytokine biology,
molecular biology, tissue engineering.
- Microsoft Office, Access, Excel, Windows NT, Word and
miscellaneous device control software
- Statistical analysis software (Graph Pad Prism, SAS, etc)
- Flow Cytometry, Chromatography, Biorector control and
- Bioreactors, FPLC, cell counter, magnetic selection devices,
discreet particle counter, centrifuges, microscopes, pH meter, Flow
cytometer, biosafety cabinet, plate readers, ultrafiltration
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):Bachelor's degree and five years
of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant
experience. Advanced degree may be required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Experience leading or overseeing the work of technical
- Understanding of relevant scientific, engineering, or technical
- Ability to problem solve.
- Ability to synthesize and articulate technical and scientific
methodologies, specifications, and information.
- Experience leading scientific, engineering, or technical
research projects or programs.
- Knowledge of emerging technologies, trends, methodologies, and
resource management principles.
- Ability to work and communicate effectively with others.
- Strong customer relationship and consensus building
- Ability to influence and establish effective working
relationships in a diverse environment.
- Ability to resolve 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.
WORKING CONDITIONS:May require extended hours, evenings and
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.
As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford
University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply
to all university employees, including those working remotely in
the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more
about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff,
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