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Headquartered in Rockville, Maryland, Vigene Biosciences is a rapidly growing company that strives to be a leading manufacturer of viral vectors. We are proud to support researchers at any stage of development: from basic research, to animal studies, to clinical trials and commercialization. Our diverse customer base includes scientists all across the world from academia, government organizations, research institutes, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

We are passionate about our mission to help support scientists advance their biomedical research and ultimately to make gene therapy affordable and available to those in need. As we continue to grow, we are always looking for talented people to join our team who share our passion. We value our employees as important contributors to our mission, so we provide opportunities for career growth and encourage employees to develop new skills so they can grow with our company.

Equal Opportunity Employer

Vigene Biosciences is an EEO/AA employer. Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law. If you need reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at jobs@vigenebio.com and let us know your request and contact information. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be acknowledged from this email address. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case by case basis.

Benefits

  • Healthcare benefits (Medical and Dental/Vision Insurance)
  • 100% Company Paid Life Insurance
  • 100% Company Paid Accident Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Floating Holidays and Sick Leave
  • 401(k) Plan with Safe Harbor Match
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Dependent Care and Commuter/Transit FSA
  • Adoption Assistance
  • Education Assistance
  • Competitive Salary and Performance Bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Work-Life Balance
  • Fun, collaborative environment

Materials Release Supervisor

Job Title
Materials Release Supervisor
Location
Rockville,  MD 20850
Other Location
Description

Department: Quality Control & Analytical Services

Reports to: Director, Quality Control & Analytical Services

Location: Rockville, MD

Company Overview

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an award winning CDMO that provides viral vector-based gene delivery services and products for research and clinical applications. We are proud to support scientists at any stage of research: from basic research, to animal studies, to clinical trials and commercialization. Our diverse customer base includes thousands of scientists all across the world from academia, government organizations, research institutes, biotechnology companies, and pharmaceutical companies.

General Job Description

Vigene Biosciences has been a leader at the forefront of cell and gene therapy, Adeno-Associated virus or AAV vector production, adenovirus vector production, lentivirus vector production, retrovirus vector production, plasmid production, viral vector QC and analytical services, plasmid QC and analytical services, providing services and products to support this rapidly growing and increasingly important field.

 The QC Material Release Supervisor is responsible for managing the material release program. and supervising the team that ensure that inventory is up to date, sufficient to maintain multiple concurrent projects. 

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure sufficient quantity of materials are provided for production activities in a timely manner
  • Perform inventory assessments at multiple sites
  • Accomplish department objectives by supervising staff and organizing and improving work processes
  • Implement and enforce systems, procedures, and policies
  • Monitor employee productivity by providing useful feedback and training
  • Set performance goals that comply with the organization’s plans and visions
  • Ensure compliance with legal and company policies and procedures
  • Relay information from upper management to employees and vice versa
  • Handle customer issues, both internal and external and escalate accordingly
  • Supervise QC MR staff, including hiring, performance reviews, and recommends salary increases, promotions, transfer, demotions, or terminations

Qualifications for the Job

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred or High School Diploma or equivalent with 5-8 years of experience
  • 3-6 years of experience in materials management, inventory control systems, and customer service in a GMP setting
  • Ability to provide leadership with integrity
  • Ability to think critically and creatively to identify and solve problems
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to effectively communicate technical issues to senior internal and external stakeholders both through written and oral communications

Key Competencies

  • Excellent communication skills for effective listening and positive body language for giving feedback to employees and customers
  • Good conflict resolution abilities to improve organizational productivity
  • Strong leadership skills to create a supportive and motivating work environment
  • Good interpersonal skills to create a supportive and motivating work environment
  • Outstanding time and priority management to manage intense workloads and time constraints
  • Ability to recognize diversity issues and appreciate their impact on the workplace
  • Ability to solve problems effectively by choosing suitable solutions
  • Team-player
  • Demonstrates Integrity and Respect
  • Delivers Results
  • Demonstrates Business Acumen
  • Fosters Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Champions Change
  • Engages and Inspires

Working Conditions

  • Must physically be able to lift up to 40lbs, and work in a laboratory warehouse and office settings
  • Must be able, when required, to work weekends, nights, or be on-call to support the manufacturing campaigns
  • Must be able to work in laboratory settings and adhere to all safety precautions
  • Must be able to travel between Rockville sites 

Vigene Biosciences, Inc. is an equal employment opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression and identity, national origin, ancestry, age, mental and physical disability, genetic information, any veteran status, military status or application for military service, or membership in any other category protected under applicable law.

COVID-19 considerations:
We have established multiple policies to protect our employees' health & safety while allowing essential operations to continue following social-distancing & PPE guidelines. Non-essential departments are working remotely and/or working alternative hours.

Required Skills

GMP
Quality Control
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