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Assistant Virus Production Supervisor

   United States |  Full time

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Posting Date :  2021-07-20

Job Identification :  10852

Department  :  Production

The purpose of a Modified Live Virus Assistant Production Supervisor is to produce USDA licensed Modified Live Viral Vaccines according to filed Outlines of Production.

Responsibilities

  • The propagation of modified live virus and virus seeds.
  • Maintain accurate virus production / vaccine production records in accordance with filed Outlines of Production (trace back to MSV)
  • Train and delegate daily responsibilities to Virus Production Scientist
  • Assist the Virus Production Supervisor in fabricating and filling serials of MLV vaccines.
  • Assist Virus Production Supervisor in packaging and labelling of serials.
  • Work directly with the Virus Production Supervisor to optimize MLV harvest yields and potency of MLV vaccines.  
  • Maintain viral harvest fluid inventory in accordance with the filed Outlines of Production.
  • Aid in the training of personnel in areas associated with Virus Production such as Media Production, Sucrose Production, HBSS production, and Blend Prep
  • Oversee the maintenance of Liquid Nitrogen inventory – Cells and Virus 
  • Interface with USDA compliance officers during facility inspections as required.
  • Maintain inventory of vaccine / consumables and place orders for supplies as needed.
  • Interface with Research and Development team as projects transition to production. 
  • Writing / updating Standard Operating Procedures as needed

Qualifications

Education

  • Minimum of a Master’s of Science in Biology, Chemistry, Animal Science, or related field required
  • Master’s of Science in related field preferred

Experience

  • 2+ years of work experience in vaccine related fields required
  • Managerial experience in vaccine production preferred

Technical

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong math and computer skills (including MS Office)
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Up-to-date knowledge of relevant USDA industry guidelines
  • Strong understanding of analytical instruments (how they work, how to maintain/repair them, how to use the software, etc.)
  • Supervisory training preferred

Behavioral

  • Highly motivated and able to work under minimal supervision
  • Detail oriented
  • Able to work effectively cross-functionally with all other departments, and builds trust through active collaborations
  • Strong leadership and mentoring abilities
  • Positive can-do attitude and willingness to be flexible when project priorities change

Language

  • Good command of the English language required
  • Bilingual in any other languages a plus

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