Independently design and perform scientific experiments with a predefined goal including developing new methodologies, protocols and/or test procedures that contribute to core group/research goals and reflect expert knowledge. Directs and oversee experimental study design and data analysis/results of scientists and technicians working on new and innovative vaccine concepts against viral diseases of swine.
Contributes to defining swine R&D team goals and collaborates with scientists within and outside functional area in achieving them; Assumes departmental responsibility for projects OR has ability to participate as representative on multiple project teams and contribute to defining swine viral vaccine research strategy and drive its implementation to support POC studies.
Prepares clear technical reports, publications and oral presentations. Independently communicate results in the form of reports and/ or presentations; Deliver updates to senior level management in context of overall project goals.
Demonstrates an expertise in swine virology and genetic engineering technology. Provides guidance and expertise to advance specific projects or evaluate and propose new technologies and concepts in support of multiple projects.
Develops broad knowledge in field of expertise, including the ability to interpret current literature relevant to R&D projects, and visibility outside of functional area.
Assumes responsibility for direct reports as needed including recruiting, managing, mentoring and developing scientific staff.
Complies with all applicable regulations; Ensures that work performed in area of responsibility is conducted in a safe and compliant manner; Maintains proper records in accordance with SOPs and policies.
Contributes to departmental administration; Demonstrates fiscal responsibility with respect to cost of experiments, technology, external collaborations, and travel.
For facilities, projects and processes under your responsibility:
Ensure laboratory facility and equipment is well maintained.
Stay current with policies and SOPs regarding safe operations in the laboratory. Ensure laboratory scientists and technicians are well trained and up-to-date with respect to safety and handling of infectious agents.
Ensure compliance with all relevant corporate, national and local authority regulations.