Laboratory Group Leader - Immunology - Gosselies

Laboratory Group Leader - Immunology - Gosselies

Company

Founded, in 2000, our client is an international contract research organisation (CRO) laboratory providing state-of-the-art integrated platforms in proteomics and immune monitoring services to the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry.

Headquartered in Montreal, Canada, our client operates globally, with facilities in North America, Europe and Asia, and partners with some of the largest and most prominent pharmaceutical companies and biotechs. With a deep expertise in complex flow cytometry, its site in Gosselies, Belgium, specializes in immune monitoring to support the development of innovative vaccines and cancer immune therapies.

In the context of its growing immune monitoring service offering, they are looking to hire a Laboratory Group Leader for its site in Gosselies, Belgium.

Role

You are looking for an opportunity that allows you to combine your laboratory technical skills and your managerial abilities ?

You want to be able to bring your expertise and your organizational skills in order to satisfy your customers?

Leader by nature , you like to coach and guide your team on operational in order to work efficiently?

Plus One can offers you this challenge:

Responsibilities include:

Performs the day to day staff management for assigned team; Schedules and coordinates laboratory work for all ongoing and upcoming projects, establishing priorities and resolving scheduling conflicts along with other group/team leaders; Works with other team leaders to ensure staff is properly allocated; Provides technical skills for the conduct of methods (flow cytometry, ELISpot), Ensure technical/scientific integrity of assays conducted; Ensures by regular inspections that the staff executes the work according to GLP and Caprion SOP and CSP; Plans and oversees training of the laboratory staff to ensure proficiency in the methods used; Ensures that the staff performs the work in an efficient manner; Coaches staff on how to perform work appropriately and efficiently; Implements appropriate and effective corrective actions in the laboratory to minimize GLP deficiencies; Identifies staff training requirement and areas for career development; Follows-up with assigned staff on performance; Participates in audits performed by government agencies or clients.

Profile

? Bachelor or Master Degree in Life Sciences or equivalent, preferably in Immunology.

? A first experience as team manager.

? Practical knowledge of general laboratory operations, with focus on biological analysis techniques;

? Good knowledge of the following techniques: blood sample processing, cell counting, and cell cryopreservation techniques, cell culture techniques, immunostaining procedures, immune monitoring techniques including flow cytometry and ELISpot;

? Excellent knowledge of Quality Systems, such as GCP, GCLP, ISO/IEC 17025, 15189 and CAP

? Knowledge of procedures and protocols for containment of biohazardous material, safety procedures and guidelines

? Excellent leadership skills

? Excellent organization and time management skills to meet deadlines in a fast-paced, changing environment

? Flexible to guide team within and outside business hours:

? Ability to make appropriate decisions, especially under short timelines and when dealing with complex situations

? Ability to multitask.

? Able to prioritize his/her work as well as the work of others;

? Excellent communication (French and English).

? Strong quality mindset

Offer

Full time permanent contract. The position requires flexibility to work in shifts: 2 weeks afternoon shift (1.30 pm until 10.00 pm) from Monday to Friday and 2 weeks day shift (flexible) from Wednesday until Sunday. A professional, dynamic and stimulating work environment. Development opportunities. A competitive salary package including benefits, adapted to your experience and the context

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