Research Operations Manager
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Posted: January 21, 2017
Reference ID: R-33082
Amgen is significantly expanding our Research and Development facility in Cambridge MA (AMA) and the Research Operations Manager will report into the Discovery Research Operations team. The Research Operations Manager will be responsible for supporting both the laboratory and site operations for Amgen's Cambridge, MA site. This is a highly visible position that will be involved in the planning and growth of this pivotal site for Amgen.
Point of contact for the management of day-to-day operations in the lab.
Act as a conduit between functional areas and various operational support resources, implementing equipment sharing and general issue resolution.
Drive the development and implementation of process improvements in the labs including being involved in the Lab Process Excellence initiative.
Responsible for implementing laboratory safety initiatives and driving adherence to safety policies and practices.
Oversight of the implementation and execution of corporate initiatives at the site including managing lab design/modification and lab move projects.
Cross-functional participation in site operations, interfacing with functional laboratory leadership, Lab Asset Management Program representatives, Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability (EHSS) representatives and site services points of contact to drive deliverables and lead execution.
Oversight of Amgen's relationship with LabCentral, a life sciences incubator space.
Serve as a member of a team of after-hours contacts to address facility, operational and personnel emergencies.
Approximately 5% domestic travel expected.
Master's degree and 2 years of Scientific Lab experience
Bachelor's degree and 4 years of Scientific Lab experience
Associate's degree and 10 years of Scientific Lab experience
High school diploma / GED and 12 years of Scientific Lab experience
Advanced degree in Organic Chemistry or Biological Sciences, with a familiarity in the other. 8+ years of work experience in a laboratory setting.
Experience supporting laboratory operations of a bioscience lab, in particular, a medicinal and/or process chemistry laboratory.
Experience managing complex laboratory moves and driving operational efficiency in a laboratory network.
Proven project manager who has experience leading cross-functional, complex programs.
Participation in the development or maintenance of lab safety programs.
Ability to work in a team/matrix environment, to collaborate and coordinate with internal and external department staff at various levels, to influence others effectively and to handle multiple responsibilities, tasks and projects simultaneously.
Quick learner who is proactive and takes initiative and has excellent communication and people skills.
Amgen focuses on areas of high unmet medical need and leverages its expertise to strive for solutions that improve health outcomes and dramatically improve people's lives.
A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen has grown to be one of the world's leading independent biotechnology companies, has reached millions of patients around the world and is developing a pipeline of medicines with breakaway potential.
Amgen is an Equal Opportunity employer and will consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.