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Group Leader - Method/Drug Development - LC-MS

  • Location: Middleton
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #3217

Are you well-versed in analytical method development, LC-MS and laboratory supervision? Looking to find a leadership role within a well-established and respected pharmaceutical research organization? This could be the perfect next step in your career!

Our partner is a leading global contract research organization in the Madison, WI area providing comprehensive, integrated drug development, laboratory and lifecycle management services. They are passionate, deliberate, and driven by their purpose- to improve health!
Envision a workplace where you have a direct impact on improving health, work alongside expert scientists, use newest technologies and collaborate with industry thought leaders and therapeutic experts. With our partner, science is their passion, quality is their commitment and people are the cornerstone of their success.
As a Group Leader you will provide management and direction to laboratory staff and resources for project activities and needs, oversee daily operations to monitor quality and project timelines, and assist in preparation and implementation of company policies, quality systems and training programs.
Our partner strives to hire the best, develop themselves and each other, and recognize the power of being one team. They offer continued career advancement opportunities, award winning training and benefits focused on the health and wellbeing of our employees.
What You'll Do:
Summarized Purpose:
Provides management and direction to laboratory staff and resources for project activities and needs, oversee daily operations to monitor quality and project timelines, and assist in preparation and implementation of company policies, quality systems and training programs. Ensures responsiveness to the customer and overall, client satisfaction. Plans and monitors the progress and quality of projects by utilizing the financial and quality management tools available. 
Essential Functions:
  • Prepares, reviews and approves study protocols, project status reports, final study reports and other project-related technical documents.
  • Designs experimental study and participates in technical troubleshooting.
  • Reviews data for technical quality and compliance to protocols, methods and SOPs. Reviews and approves laboratory investigations, deviations, and QA facility and data audits. Leads client and FDA audits.
  • Allocates, schedules and manages laboratory resources for group's project activities and updates project status. Reviews timesheet reports for billing accuracy.
  • Responds to client's questions and needs; leads client technical meetings.
  • Assists in preparation of proposals by provided project definition.
  • Identifies new opportunities within client base and ability to work with business development to pursue opportunities.
  • Coordinates and prioritizes project activities with internal functional groups (physical testing, analytical development, microbiology, etc.) and support functions (QA, sample management, etc.).
  • Assists management in their responsibilities.
  • Prepares and implements SOPs and company operational policies. Ensures adherence and makes recommendations to quality system improvements.
What You'll Bring:
Education and Experience:
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 8+ years) or equivalent and relevant combination of education, training, & experience.
1+ year of leadership responsibility
In some cases an equivalency, consisting of a combination of appropriate education, training and/or directly related experience, will be considered sufficient for an individual to meet the requirements of the role.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Proven leadership skills
  • Ability to cultivate a collaborative work environment with a team
  • Effective negotiating skills
  • Demonstrated knowledge of QA metrics of program base; ability to write and recommend changes to SOPs
  • Ability to troubleshoot multiple systems/methodologies
  • Ability to independently optimize analytical methods
  • Understanding of basic financial terms and definitions as it applies to the business
  • Understanding of proposal and project scope as it relates to pricing, resource management and the impact on business
  • Project and time management skills
  • Effective written and oral communication skills as well as presentation skills
  • Ability to train and mentor junior staff

Take the next big step in your career and Apply Now!
Questions? Contact Andie Veach directly at

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