Virology Associate Lab Manager

Posted 07 Feb 2022

Shanghai, Shanghai - China

Req Id 240214



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Position: Virology Associate Lab Manager


Your role:



The Virology Associate Lab Manager is responsible for day-to-day supervision of a GLP / GMP operations. Responsibilities include direct supervision of a biosafety testing team focused on Virology and Detector Cell Culture in the BioSafety Testing Laboratory.


This role will ensure the smooth running of the laboratory to support the conduct of contract GLP / GMP regulatory studies including scheduling of work, organising staff training & development, and ensuring equipment and facilities are maintained to the highest standards. The ability to maintain effective working relationships with study management and facilities personnel is critical for success in the role.

This role may also support regulatory studies in taking the role as Study Director or Responsible Scientist.



  • Provides oversight and direction to employees in accordance with BioReliance's policies and procedures
  • Works within the Virology laboratory providing hands-on support, training, guidance and mentorship to laboratory-based personnel
  • Plans, organises and supervises activities to make sure resources are used efficiently and effectively to achieve organisational goals
  • Coaches, mentors, and develops staff, including overseeing new employee on-boarding and supporting ongoing career development
  • Actively develops and builds a collaborative team through regular communication and feedback both to the group and on an individual basis
  • Maintains employee work schedules including assignments, job rotation, training (including training records), holiday and paid time off, cover for absence, and overtime scheduling.
  • Generates and communicates the daily and weekly schedules, ensuring proper allocation of resources
  • Raises and progresses deviations, Corrective and Preventative Actions (CAPAs) and change control records in a timely manner
  • Acts as a Study Director / Responsible Scientist and as such holds responsibility for the overall conduct of GLP / GMP studies
  • Collates and communicates Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)
  • Performs routine housekeeping checks on a daily, weekly and monthly basis, to ensure high standards of regulatory compliance and cleanliness of the laboratory
  • Co-ordinates the procurement of consumables, reagents and materials and takes responsibility for ensuring effective stock control and that spend is kept in-line with budget
  • Participates in regulatory inspections and client audits
  • Leads process improvements within the laboratory to improve quality and performance
  • Always ensure a safe and healthy work environment by ensuring that all employees adhere to and actively embrace health and safety policies and procedures
  • Ensure Health and Safety audits are performed and reported monthly


The above list of job functions is not exclusive or exhaustive and the post holder will be required to undertake such tasks as may reasonably be expected within the scope of the post. Job descriptions will be regularly reviewed to ensure they are an accurate representation of the post.


Who you are:




BSC in Biological Sciences or a related subject (or equivalent work experience)



  • A minimum of 2 years supervisory experience, ideally in a GLP / GMP contract testing laboratory environment or related environment
  • Demonstrable scientific expertise in virology and detector cell culture related works
  • Experience of working in Biosafety Level 2 laboratory



Additional Skills                                                        

  • Approachable always with good listening skills
  • Can communicate clearly, establishing clear direction and setting objectives. Ability to manage conflict effectively and ensure staff are treated equally. Ability to motivate others and build effective teams
  • Knowledge & understanding of GLP / GMP regulations.
  • Computer literacy and entry of data into databases


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Functional Area: Research & Development


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