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Manager, Flow Core, Flow Cytometry





Carlsbad, California, United States

Job Description Why Novartis?
766 million lives were touched by Novartis medicines in 2021, and while we’re proud of this, we know there is so much more we could do to help improve and extend people’s lives.

We believe new insights, perspectives and ground-breaking solutions can be found at the intersection of medical science and digital innovation. That a diverse, equitable and inclusive environment inspires new ways of working.

We believe our potential can thrive and grow in an unbossed culture underpinned by integrity, curiosity and flexibility. And we can reinvent what's possible, when we collaborate with courage to aggressively and ambitiously tackle the world’s toughest medical challenges. Because the greatest risk in life, is the risk of never trying!

Imagine what you could do here at Novartis!

Manages technical and operational aspects of the flow cytometry core laboratory. Will manage performance and mentoring of other associates. Serve as the key point of contact for other functional teams, departments, and external partners. Works closely with directors and leadership team. Will participate on cross-functional teams and projects. Executes and troubleshoot new procedures and lab instruments with high level of independence while working on multiple projects. Evaluates test data, reviews associated documentation, and supports the team with adherence to appropriate quality regulations. Strategizes to identify and mitigate risks. Makes recommendations for operational excellence and drives projects to completion.

Note: Other duties may be assigned.
• Works in a GMP/GCP/GLP/CLIA regulated environment and is responsible for following all applicable regulations
• Oversees laboratory space and all relevant operations: instrument start-up, reagent & general laboratory inventory, equipment maintenance
• Provides guidance, instruction, direction and leadership to a group of associates in their assigned functional/technical area
• Ensure all team members are aligned of team goals and work together to achieve the collective goals of the team.
• Manage team resources and communicate any issues and team concerns effectively to management
• Manage multiple projects simultaneously and under tight timelines
• Act as a Subject matter expert related to operational processes in the functional area
• Responsible for writing and reviewing technical documents
• Ensures timelines of quality control testing; verifies that results are within acceptable limits and all operational aspects are complete before undertaking clinical trial specimen testing
• Develops and streamlines efficient workflows

• Ensuring that Quality Events such as incidents and deviations are proper documented, and for supporting/owning the immediate remediation and preventative actions
• Ensuring change requests are properly initiated, completed, and approved prior to the use of the assay, system, instrument, software, etc. being changed
• Maintaining up-to-date training records and ensuring training is complete prior to performing specific job functions
• Following approved and effective procedures to perform specific job functions, and ensuring procedures accurately reflect activities being performed

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