Director of Quality Control

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About the Role:

We are seeking an outstanding Director of Quality Control to lead the 10x Quality Control Team. In this role, you will lead Quality Control function for 10x Genomics.

There are multiple aspects of this function including ensuring world class operations of the Quality Control department in multiple sites through capacity planning, hiring and process management, QC strategy to ensure high quality incoming materials get routed into inventory, effective intermediate testing, and effective finished good testing that support customer expectations.

Other requirements are new technology introduction, methods development and capability, new product transfer, tech transfer to other sites and vendors, SPC and other statistical analysis, and effective MRB processes.

The ideal candidate will have a deep technical foundation in analytical chemistry and life sciences, and proven relevant industrial experience managing the stated requirements.

What you will be doing:

Leading a Quality Control function for 10x Genomics
Establishing and sustaining a QC strategy for incoming materials, intermediates and finished good that are aligned with operational and customer requirements
Manage capacity and capabilities to meet QC demands and technical complexities
Drive continuous improvements in QC efficiencies, effectiveness, methods development and method capabilities
Implementation of statistical analysis on results, specs, correlations, capabilities
Tech transfer to other teams locally and globally, and with suppliers
Enable fast time to market by partnering with the product development teams and pulling in capabilities and assisting product development
Hire the best-in-class team to cover a broad range of competencies
Business management and planning will include budgeting for people, capital, facilities, as well as quarterly reporting, and strategic planning on future capabilities

Minimum Requirements:

Ph.D. in Analytical or Organic Chemistry or a related field; M.S. or B.S. with equivalent technical experience to Ph.D. is acceptable
At least 15 years of relevant experience in the life sciences, preferably with NGS knowledge
Must possess comprehensive technical knowledge in analytical methods including chromatography, spectroscopy, imaging and metrology. Additional knowledge in molecular biology methods of enzyme activity, sequencing, conjugation, fluorescent hybridization, and DNA sequencing chemistries are beneficial
Minimum of five years managing an effective QC team
Experience working within a quality standard such as GMP, ISO9001 or ISO13485
Excellent written and oral communication skills, teamwork and a passion to develop leading edge products and capabilities


About 10x Genomics

At 10x Genomics, accelerating our understanding of biology is more than a mission for us. It is a commitment. This is the century of biology, and the breakthroughs we make now have the potential to change the world.

We enable scientists to advance their research, allowing them to address scientific questions they did not even know they could ask. Our tools have enabled fundamental discoveries across biology including cancer, immunology, and neuroscience.

Our teams are empowered and encouraged to follow their passions, pursue new ideas, and perform at their best in an inclusive and dynamic environment. We know that behind every scientific breakthrough, there is a deep infrastructure of talented people driving the life sciences industry and making it possible for scientists and clinicians to make new strides. We are dedicated to finding the very best person for every aspect of our work because the innovations and discoveries that we enable together will lead to better technologies, better treatments, and a better future. Find out how you can make a 10x difference.

Individuals seeking employment at 10x Genomics are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, gender identity, or sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

10x does not accept unsolicited applicants submitted by third-party recruiters or agencies. Any resume or application submitted to 10x without a vendor agreement in place will be considered unsolicited and property of 10x, and 10x will not pay a placement fee.

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