Job Title: Laboratory Manager
Reporting to: Vice President of ADVANCE IVF Operations
Direct Reports: Varied
Location: Nashville, TN
Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
Status: Full-time exempt
We are a global precision livestock company reshaping how cattle producers worldwide unlock animal performance. Our portfolio includes world class Bovine phenotypic and genotypic data capture system via Vytelle SENSE and Vytelle INSIGHT which enables producers to accurately select desired traits to continually product elite progeny, coupled with Vytelle ADVANCE In Vitro Fertilization Service, which enhances the speed at which genetic improvement can be made.
The lab manager is a collaborative leader, team player and skilled technician who oversees IVF processes in a laboratory environment for the Vytelle ADVANCE IVF.
Provides leadership to a rapidly growing team of embryologists, laboratory assistants and office management professionals
Confidently manages a team in a fast-paced environment
Collaborate with cross-functional teams including sales, veterinarians, leadership satellite managers and clients
Work independently and collaboratively while adhering to standard operating procedures (SOPs), processing directives, production standards, policies, health and safety directives and regulations
Maintain flexibility for working hours as IVF processes are time-dependent, includes some weekend work
Follow established IVF processes including plate preparation; oocyte collection and maturation; semen processing; embryo culture, evaluation, loading and and freezing
Ensure integrity of media, collection and semen processing data; record and communicate oocyte collection, maintain embryo production data records; maintain accurate labelling and traceability of media and embryo production
Uphold lab maintenance standards; sanitize working areas and equipment; follow production inventory and LN2 management protocols; maintain processing equipment, glassware and plastic dishes and processing areas.
Collaborate with veterinarians and satellite managers to provide superior customer service as a representative of Vytelle.
Role Model Behaviors – Engage, enable empower and act on:
Vytelle’s Core Values
Leadership: Inspire and serve and seek the best in each other
Endurance: Pacesetter, takes action and realizes results
Pioneer: Infinitely curious, catalyst and listens for ideas
Love: Contagious passion for customers and our purpose
Ability to adopt and adhere to Vytelle’s Foundation: The Common Thread of Integrity, Respect and Trust
In addition to:
Teamwork: Establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally, to achieve the goals of the Company. Set goals, resolve problems, and make decisions that enhance the Company’s effectiveness.
Team Member Orientation: Anticipate, understand, and respond to the needs of team members to meet or exceed their expectations.
Direction and Decision making: Positively influence others to achieve results that are in the best interests of the Company. Assess situations to determine the importance, urgency, and risks, and make clear decisions are timely and in the best interests of the Company.
SKILLS AND ATTRIBUTES
Excellent manual dexterity and visual acuity
Outstanding attention to detail
Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities
Highly skilled communicator and relationship-builder
Ability to identify/understand laboratory and staff needs and manage expectations
The ability to inspire people to participate in a team environment
Risk tolerance and ability to deal with ambiguity
“Figure It Out” skills
Bias for execution
Ability to understand new issues quickly and make wise decisions
Ability to inspire confidence and create trust
Ability to work under pressure, plan personal workload and delegate effectively
Proven leadership and management skills with the ability to optimize team performance and development
Strong communication skills: Quality, Brevity, clarity
Balance between critical review and positive mindset
An appreciation of and an ability to positively resolve issues arising from different cultures
EXPERIENCE AND QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelor of Science Degree in a relevant field of study
Two plus years of industry experience and a strong passion for IVF
Previous laboratory experience in an academic and/or professional setting
Clear understanding of GxP lab environment
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Administration, or related field
Strong leadership skills
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong attention to details and technicalities
Excellent organizational and technical skills
Excellent interpersonal and multi-tasking skills
To apply for this job please visit vytelle.bamboohr.com.