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Genotyping Laboratory Manager

Company: SGS North America
Location: Brookings
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Job Description:

Company Description --SGS is the world---s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. SGS is recognised as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 94,000 employees, SGS operates a network of over 2,600 offices and laboratories around the world.Job Description --SUMMARYResponsible for the overall conduct and success of the Genotyping Laboratory at SGS North America, Inc. in Brookings, SD.REPORTING LINEDirectly reports to the Director of Operations.JOB FUNCTIONSReasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. --- Take on customer service projects in which state-of-the-art technologies, such as array-based SNP and KASP/TaqMan genotyping are used to analyze molecular markers for plant breeding and research. --- Familiar with current techniques for plant molecular marker detection and especially their analysis (Illumina Infinium and Axiom). --- Effectively manage customer projects and coordinate the cooperation within the team and with the partner lab at SGS IF Trait Genetics in Germany. --- Monitor the implementation, quality, and costs of the local services based on defined quality criteria and deadlines. --- Act as the first point of contact in North America for customers regarding ongoing and new projects. --- As part of a highly skilled intercontinental team, you translate innovative ideas into new services, especially for optimized genotyping arrays for field, vegetable, and ornamental crops.Qualifications --EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE--------- --M.S. or Ph.D. in biology, biotechnology, or agricultural sciences (e.g. plant breeding) is required.------- --Have qualified knowledge in the field of plant genetics and/or plant breeding.------- --Experience working in the field of high-throughput genotyping and molecular analysis of especially plants or animals or in the human system.------- --Experience in communicating with customers and colleagues.------- --Experienced in project management.------- --Willing to interact, cooperate, and visit customers and other SGS laboratories, especially SGS IF TraitGenetics in Germany.KNOWLEDGE / SKILLS / ABILITIES------- --Language Skills: English------- --Mathematical Skills: Advanced/Highest level of knowledge required------- --Reasoning Skills/Abilities: Advanced level required------- --Ability to communicate effectively in both written and oral forms.------- --Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.------- --Ability to gather and review resources and select and synthesize data for reports and other written materials.------- --Ability to work independently and within a team environment.------- --Excellent analytical skills with the ability to make sound suggestions or recommendations.------- --Excellent time management and organizational skills needed to balance multiple projects and changing priorities.--------- --Ability to display a strong sense of urgency and good judgment.TRAVEL--------- --Up to 10% (possibly more for training).--EQUIPMENT------- --This job operates in a professional laboratory environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones, but also laboratory equipment, including balances, shakers, extractors, hoods, etc..PHYSICAL DEMANDS OF THE JOBPhysical/Sensory Demands Frequency Requirements:------- --Stand - Occasionally/Frequently------- --Move or traverse - Occasionally/Frequently------- --Sit - Occasionally/Frequently------- --Use hands - Frequently/Constantly------- --Reach with hands and arms - Frequently/Constantly------- --Climb or balance - None------- --Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl - None------- --Talk/hear - Frequently/Constantly------- --Taste/Smell - None------- --Lift/carry/push or pull - OccasionallyVision Requirement:--------- --No special vision requirements------- --Close vision (clear vision at 20 inches/50 centimeters or less)------- --Distance vision (clear vision at 20 feet/6 meters or more)------- --Peripheral vision (ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or to the left and right while eyes are fixed on a given point)------- --Depth perception (three-dimension vision, ability to judge distance and three-dimensional relationships)------- --Ability to adjust focus (ability to adjust the eye to bring an object into sharp focus)------- --Ability to see colorAuditory Requirements:--------- --No special auditory requirements--Additional Information --SGS is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and as such we recruit, hire, train, and promote persons in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetics, status as a protected veteran, or any other characteristics protected by law.To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts the company---s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.If you are applying for a position within the United States and you have difficulty completing the on-line employment application because of a disability, please call 201-508-3149 for assistance and leave a message. You will receive a call back.-- Please note, this phone number is not for general employment information, but is only for individuals who are experiencing difficulty applying for a position due to a disability.

Keywords: SGS North America, Sioux Falls , Genotyping Laboratory Manager, Executive , Brookings, South Dakota

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