Associate/Manager, Materials Processing & Operations

The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine

Bar Harbor, ME

Job posting number: #7074937 (Ref:JAX28357)

Posted: February 10, 2021

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description


Looking for a great opportunity to contribute to The Jackson Laboratory in our Bar Harbor, ME location managing the day-to-day operations of Materials Processing?


This role ensures efficient operations of materials and is responsible for analyzing process flows for the enhancements of quality, cost reduction, and throughput.  We’re seeking individuals that have an analytical mindset with strong technical and engineering knowledge, normally attained through a combination of higher education and biotech industry experience.  Leadership/mentoring of staff and the development, recruitment of a great team is key to success!


  • Manages the operations of cleaning & sanitation of supplies/equipment, monitor supply and demand of materials; develops inventory management and control systems, Interface with vendors and service representatives.
  • Troubleshoot and resolve technical equipment problems and take corrective action.
  • Develop and monitor expense budget for Operations processing.
  • Ensure ongoing staff development of a growing department. Perform/oversee the supervision of employee performance reviews, scheduling of daily workflow (including multiple shifts), corrective action process.
  • Manage and resolve human resource, employee and department safety risk and management issues.


  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • (5) years of progressively increasing responsibility in a supervisor role
  • (2) years of successful experience in pharmaceutical or manufacturing organization with experience of the methods, practices, techniques of product sanitation
  • Proficient ability using MS Word, Excel, Outlook and other database software for report activities
  • Ability to foster and maintain relationships with individuals representing a wide diversity of disciplines and levels of sophistication
  • Proven leadership ability to influence, develop, motivate and empower employees to achieve objectives with a team approach
  • Proven ability to make important decisions carrying large financial consequences, often under pressure and tight deadlines.

Please submit a cover letter and resume!

About Us

The Jackson Laboratory, (JAX, is a nonprofit biomedical research institute with over 2,300 employees whose mission is to discover precise genomic solutions for human disease and empower the global biomedical community in the shared quest to improve human health. The Charles E. Hewett Center in Ellsworth, Maine is a new state-of-the-art facility that will allow researchers around the world to have increased access to the mouse models they need from JAX. 


The new facility represents the culmination of nine decades of unmatched experience and leadership in breeding and caring for laboratory mice. The center will benefit JAX employees and mice, the State of Maine, and ultimately, the global biomedical research community as it enables wider access to vital JAX mouse resources. The campus is located in Ellsworth, Maine which is one of Maine’s fastest growing cities. With a growth rate of nearly 20%, Ellsworth is a bustling year-round community and acts as a hub for surrounding towns as well. It is located nearby Acadia National Park and hosts numerous special events, concerts and festivals every year. Residents have access to fabulous shopping, recreation, museums, galleries, and dining at a variety of independent restaurants. JAX also has facilities in Bar Harbor, Maine, Sacramento, California, and The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine in Farmington, Connecticut.


JAX employees work in a collaborative, value-driven and team-based environment where the focus is on advancing science and improving patients’ lives. Researchers apply genetics to increase the understanding of human disease and advance treatments and cures for cancer, neurological and immune disorders, diabetes, aging and heart disease.


Our Values:

INTEGRITY - Courage and commitment to do what is right

PEOPLE - Inspiring our people to enhance the health of all

ONE TEAM - Unified by our promise to transform medicine and science

EXCELLENCE - Achieving world-class results

INNOVATION - Leading with discovery and creative solutions

STEWARDSHIP - Caring for and enhancing the resources entrusted to us


What do we have to offer?

JAX offers a dynamic and supportive work environment, competitive salaries, and a comprehensive benefits package, including a medical plan, outstanding retirement plan, generous paid time off, and tuition reimbursement including an MBA program. Our campus offers a fitness center with an award-winning wellness program, an onsite full service cafeteria, and a fully operational primary care facility available to employees and their families.


Most importantly, every position contributes to JAX’s mission of discovering precise genomic solutions for human disease and empowering the global biomedical community in our shared quest to improve human health.


The Jackson Laboratory provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, mental disability, physical disability, medical condition, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, marital status, national origin, veteran status, and other classifications protected by applicable state and local non-discrimination laws.

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Job posting number:#7074937 (Ref:JAX28357)
Application Deadline:Open Until Filled
Employer Location:The Jackson Laboratory for Genomic Medicine
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