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Danaher Corporation Quality Lab Manager in Fargo, North Dakota

At Aldevron, we shape the future of medicine by advancing science in meaningful ways. Our team of dedicated, forward-thinking associates share this goal by combining best-in-class products and service with the ideal operating environment to lay the groundwork for vital new discoveries worldwide. We believe people are our most valuable asset. Whether this is your first step on a rewarding career path or are a seasoned professional ready to take your career to the next level, we hire the best from all backgrounds and experiences.

Aldevron is one of 10 Life Sciences companies of Danaher. Together, we accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of solutions that safeguard and improve human health.

The Quality Lab Manager manages Aldevron’s Sequencing laboratory activities and personnel to assure effective, efficient, and compliant adherence to all company policies, procedures, and cGMP requirements.

Essential Functions

  • Ensure generation of staff daily work instructions and completion of the necessary testing in support of the daily operations of the laboratory

  • Ensure all lot tracking reporting, status reporting and applicable laboratory metrics are populated

  • Oversee the administration of staff to ensure that members are adequately trained, developed and motivated, and that they adhere to quality performance standards

  • Identify ways to optimize testing processes, assay setup, layout, and job execution that improves lab workflow

  • Contribute to reviewing and updating technical SOPs, forms and report templates

  • Identify problems that may adversely affect test performance, takes authorized corrective action, and notifies management

  • Oversee laboratory personnel to ensure following established standard operating procedures for material handling and processing, testing, data analysis, and reporting of results

  • Ensure all background preparation work, such as ordering, is done within a timely manner to prevent delays to the manufacturing schedule

  • Assist Client Relations/Project Management with responding to testing related questions received from clients as needed

  • Complete training and job coaching with laboratory staff to help them fulfil and exceed the requirements of their job

  • Execute CAPAs and deviations within defined timelines

  • Communicate the status of operations, process issues, and safety and maintenance issues to Management

  • Update Client Relations and Project Management on testing status within the defined system and as needed

  • Perform routine maintenance of laboratory equipment or ensure contracted service maintenance is scheduled with sufficient lead time to ensure completion of activities prior to due date

  • Initiate nonconformance reports for failing materials, Out-of-Spec investigations, Lab Investigations, Root Cause and CAPA related activities

  • Qualifications


  • 7+ years of related industry experience. Sanger or Next-Generation Sequencing experience preferred

  • Experience managing teams

  • Experience in qualifying sequencing assays to be used in a GMP environment preferred

  • Experience working within a GMP/regulated environment, under a Quality System


  • Bachelor of Science in Biology, Chemistry, or Molecular Biology required

  • Master’s degree preferred with equivalent experience


When you join us, you’ll also be joining Danaher’s global organization, where 80,000 people wake up every day determined to help our customers win. As an associate, you’ll try new things, work hard, and advance your skills with guidance from dedicated leaders, all with the support of powerful Danaher Business System (https://www.danaher.com/how-we-work/danaher-business-system) tools and the stability of a tested organization.

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