Associate Director
MRIGlobal - Kansas City, MO

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s Global Health and Security (GHS) Operations, Medical Countermeasures (MCM) Division is looking for an Associate Director experienced in the management and associated business development of all hazards medical countermeasures to work in our Kansas City headquarters.

Position Responsibilities:
  • Manage the Medical Countermeasures Division.
  • Proactive management of technical quality, business ethics, safety, and staff performance to attain high quality research, development, test, and evaluation work.
  • Responsibility and accountability for P&L, sales, and performance.
  • Management of resources and financial performance (cost control and increase efficiency), implementing quality assurance, security, surety and safety procedures.
  • Participate in marketing activities and strategic business plans including managing and contributing to proposal preparation.
  • Acting as an integrator between the other lines of business and Operations units.
  • Management of staff availability for project work and analysis of the staff skill mix relative to business operations.
  • Recruiting, hiring, appraising performance, administering salary plans, preparing staff development plans and other personnel actions.
  • Interact with clients regarding work performed.

Minimum Qualifications:
  • Ph.D. in the field of microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, immunology, virology, veterinary medicine, or a related discipline and a minimum of 15 years of appropriate related experience; M.S./M.A. in specified area and the appropriate related experience; B.S./B.A. in specified area and the appropriate related experience.
  • Technical proficiency in containment operations for the test and evaluation of medical defense products against chemical and biological agents for in vivo models and in vitro systems.
  • Sufficient recognition as a leading subject matter expert in biomedical research, development, testing, and analysis.
  • Demonstrated effective skills in program, personnel, and financial management in a contract research setting.
  • Demonstrated effective client relationship/management skills, presentations, public speaking, and development of strategic business plans.
  • Experience in a pre-clinical research environment required.
  • Candidate must be willing to submit to a security investigation, meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information, and obtain and maintain both a DoD security clearance and a DoJ risk assessment.
  • Thorough understanding of Quality Assurance processes.
  • Computer skills (MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook).

Preferred Qualifications:
  • IND Filing/Regulatory Filing and Animal Management and Toxicology expertise.
  • Demonstration of high safety performance standards.
  • Experience working with special programs.
  • Experience with data process management. Experienced in nonclinical drug development, regulatory submissions, and management of multiple programs and multimillion dollar budgets.

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