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The U.S. Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) Manager, Central Laboratory Operations in Rockville, Maryland


Summary of the Position

This is a hands-on supervisory role in the Central Laboratory Operations (CLO) department within the Global Laboratory and Technical Operations (GLTO) division. The incumbent is responsible for managing laboratory operation support including compliance, safety, equipment and software operations, sample receiving and disposal, chemical waste management and other laboratory support. The incumbent works closely with the laboratory staff, quality assurance, IT, and other departments to ensure prompt and proper support to the laboratory operations including ISO compliance. The incumbent will utilize technical expertise, organizational and communication skills to ensure safe, high-quality, efficient and effective lab operations.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Sets team priorities. Develops and mentors staff. Holds employees accountable for results.

  • Proactively involved in identifying solutions to technical problems.

  • Works collaboratively with other departments (laboratories, quality assurance, IT) to improve procedures with respect to quality, efficiency, and compliance both within the CLO department and the GLTO division.

  • Evaluates technical requirements and solicits bids from potential vendors for purchase of analytical equipment and software as needed. Assists in lab capacity and budget planning.

  • Ensures team is working efficiently and effectively to support laboratory operations including optimal use of equipment.

  • Ensures the laboratory maintains compliance with ISO 9001 and ISO 17025.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Chemistry or a related scientific field and 10 years of relevant experience or Master’s degree in Chemistry or a related scientific field and 8 years of relevant experience or Ph.D. in science and 5 years of relevant experience.

  • Minimum of 3 years of direct supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Skills to increase the knowledge, abilities, and contributions of staff.

  • Excellent technical writing and oral communication skills. Must be able to communicate effectively with diplomacy and enthusiasm both internally and externally.

  • Knowledge of issues related to the evaluation of purity and content of reference standards.

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment.

  • Working knowledge of common analytical methods and procedures, and expertise in calibrating and operating analytical instruments such as spectrophotometry and chromatography equipment.

  • Experience working in an ISO 9001, ISO 17025, or cGMP environment.

  • Experience working with laboratory software including Waters NuGenesis ELN and Empower.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Supervisor, Instrument and Software Utilization

  • Supervisor, Validation and Metrology

  • Supervisor, Operation Compliance

  • Lab Safety Specialist IV

As a condition of employment with United States Pharmacopeial Convention’s (USP) duty to provide and maintain a workplace that is free of known hazards, all employees and contingent staff hired after July 1 st , 2021 are required to be fully vaccinated unless a reasonable accommodation is approved. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

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.

USP is proud to be an equal employment opportunity employer (EEOE) and affirmative action employer. Employment selection and related decisions are made without regard to sex, race, age, disability, religion, national origin, color, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other protected class. We are committed to working with and providing reasonable accommodation to individuals with disabilities.

USP does not accept unsolicited resumes from 3rd party recruitment agencies and is not responsible for fees from recruiters or other agencies except under specific written agreement with USP.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

Job Category Chemistry & Scientific Standards

Job Type Full-Time