The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Director, Laboratory Programs in Rockville, Maryland
The Director, Laboratory Programs is responsible for stewarding and continuously improving technical programs that work to strengthen diagnostic and medicines quality control laboratories and related services. (S)he actively participates in industry dialogue to stay at the forefront of market trends and significantly expand GHMS’ core offerings in QA/QC for medicines quality control, as well as new offerings in clinical diagnostics labs, market surveillance, and field-based detection technologies into adjacent areas. (S)he collaborates with the New Business team to design and write technical narrative approaches for proposals, as well as thought leadership pieces for external dissemination.
The Laboratory Programs Director ensures quality delivery within a global matrix of technical resources that provide technical assistance across all areas of laboratory services.
A successful Director, Laboratory Programs will do the following:
Develop trusted relationships with new and existing funders and partners
Successfully bring in new work to deepen GHMS’ work in core areas and maintain reputation as a leader
Design and deliver technical programs consistently recognized as best-in-class by donors and funders
Identify high-potential adjacent areas in which to expand GHMS work and successfully build a portfolio
Roles and Responsibilities
Technical oversight and thought leadership (40-50% time)
Provides expert technical support to technical resources on programs related to lab services
Ensures consistency and quality of delivery across programs in technical focus area
Promotes adoption of industry best practices among ongoing programs
Leverages network and experience to maintain and draw on a current roster of high-quality technical consultants and ensure consistent and high-quality delivery of services
Business development (20 – 30% time)
Develops relationships with key potential clients, including donors, national labs, and government ministries
Represents GHMS’s technical leadership in lab services at external forums
Works with stakeholders to develop new opportunities and collaborate with Senior Technical Director to follow through on identified leads
Collaborates with Partnerships & Growth team to generate technical thought leadership content
Designs and contributes to writing high-quality technical approaches for proposals in response to EOIs/RFIs/RFAs/RFPs
Product expansion (20 - 30% time)
Drives strategic thinking for lab services focus area
Identifies opportunities to expand beyond diagnostic lab systems into adjacent health products
Works with Senior Technical Director to follow up and evaluate adjacent opportunities
Lead additional work on the new areas of antimicrobial resistance (AMR), and the roll out of COVID-19 diagnosis and surveillance tools
Works with the Global Health Technical Program (GHTP) team to expand beyond current technical offering to emerging infectious diseases (EID) and pandemic preparedness
Bachelors degree in pharmaceutical sciences, public health, medical laboratory technology or related field required.
Ten (10) experience supporting donor-funded projects in health-related fields
Five (5) years demonstrated experience in supporting both clinical diagnostic laboratories and medicines control laboratories or related areas
Five (5) people management experience
Experience in at least one of the following health verticals with high donor importance: HIV, malaria, TB, NTDs, AMR, MCH
Existing relationships with key global health donors and implementing partners (USAID, GFATM, CDC, private foundations, World Bank, DFID, DFAT, etc)
Demonstrated thought leadership in laboratory services
Strong written and oral communication skills
Exceptional people management skills, including ability to seamlessly manage virtual teams
Demonstrated success writing proposals and winning large bodies of donor-funded work
Willingness to travel at least 25% of the time
Donor-facing program design
Master’s degree preferred
Experience implementing donor-funded programs in both Asia and Africa
Experience implementing USAID- and/or CDC-funded programs
Fluency in French, Portuguese or Arabic
Senior Laboratory Services Manager
Functional l oversight across all technical resources responsible for implementation of projects in laboratory services
USP offers an impressive benefits package, including:
Generous paid time off – 15 paid holidays, 10 sick days and 15 vacation days per year to start
An annual 401(k) contribution, beginning after 1 year of service, of 10% of pay (base and bonus) every pay period that vests immediately
Comprehensive individual and family healthcare plans with affordable premiums and low annual deductibles.
The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) USP is an independent scientific organization that collaborates with the world's top experts in health and science to develop quality standards for medicines, dietary supplements, and food ingredients. USP brings together more than 1,100 talented professionals across five global locations to deliver its mission to strengthen the supply of safe quality medicines and supplements worldwide.
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Job Category Technical Programs
Job Type Full-Time