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 Founded in 1976, Vector Laboratories has led the market for labeling and detection products used by researchers in immunohistochemistry and adjacent segments. Over the past 40 years, our products have enabled progress in biomedical research and medicine and have been cited in over 300,000 publications worldwide.  Vector Laboratories was acquired by Maravai Life Sciences in April 2016. Maravai’s mission is to build a transformative life sciences product company by acquiring outstanding businesses and accelerating their growth.

Vector Laboratories maintains a friendly and collaborative work environment that fosters creativity and personal growth.  We offer full time employees a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits program.  Vector Laboratories is an equal opportunity employer.

Thank you for your interest in joining the Vector Laboratories team.

We have the following position available:

 


 

 QC Manager

 

Position Description

Position Title:  QC Manager

Department:  Quality Control 

Reports to:  Director of Quality Control

 

General Position Summary

Vector Laboratories is seeking an experienced, highly motivated, goal-oriented QC Manager to join our QC team.  The QC Manager will report to the Director of QC and coordinate and manage the daily activities of the QC department. S/he is responsible for ensuring that raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods are tested in compliance with Vector’s Quality Management System.  S/he is responsible for the review and approval of all QC testing, results and documentation.  This position is hands-on and requires bench work as well as team management. Experience in immunohistochemistry and immunofluorescence assays is highly desirable.  The individual must have sound judgment, be self-motivated, capable of working independently, and possess the social skills necessary to work in a diverse environment.

 

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage and coordinate the daily activities of the QC team
  • Coordinate testing schedule with the manufacturing department to meet product release deadlines
  • Review and approve all QC tests, results and documentation before product disposition
  • Release and disposition raw materials, intermediates, and finished goods
  • Perform QC assays according to established procedures
  • Ensure departmental training and compliance with pertinent documentation
  • Draft new documents and revisions as necessary
  • Participate in non-conformance investigations.
  • Provide for and document the development and training of QC staff
  • Support a positive and productive work environment
  • Maintain a clean, orderly, and safe laboratory environment

 

Essential Job Requirements

Education and Experience

  • Minimum BS/BA in Histotechnology, Life Sciences, Biochemistry or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years Quality Control/Quality Assurance experience with knowledge of immunohistochemical and immunofluorescent techniques.
  • Minimum of 2 years of managerial experience required

 

Minimum Qualifications

  • Strong leadership skills to manage the team and maintain morale in a dynamic and fast paced environment
  • Ability to prioritize task and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Strong command of Quality Management Systems and ISO Standards
  • Skilled at data analysis and summarizing results
  • Able to establish meaningful performance metrics to drive process and departmental improvements. 
  • Ability to work well under pressure and time constraints while maintaining a high level of quality
  • Ability to effectively interact with diverse personalities
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. unassisted

 

Please submit resumes to jobs@vectorlabs.com.


 

Inside Technical Sales & Marketing Specialist (UK Office)

 

Vector Laboratories manufactures and sells world class reagents for biomedical research. The company was founded in 1976, and is committed to the development and manufacture of labelling and detection systems and associated reagents.  With corporate headquarters in the USA and a commercial office in the UK, Vector Laboratories has an opportunity in Peterborough, Cambs as an Inside Technical Sales & Marketing Specialist for the UK. 

 

Job Summary:

The successful candidate will provide support to customers and be responsible for sales and marketing activities such as customer liaison, lead qualification, sample requests, quotations and (where appropriate) technical support. He/she will have excellent written and verbal communication skills to grow and maintain productive relationships with existing and new customers. He/she will have a proactive, self-motivated approach to ensure annual growth targets are met and high levels of customer satisfaction are achieved. 

 

Key Responsibilities & Activities:

  • Manage key accounts and maintain customer contact data using SalesForce.com
  • Answer contact point/initial queries 
  • Contact new and existing customers to promote the Vector Labs brand and provide relevant product information
  • Facilitate lead gathering, qualification and follow up from tradeshows and other lead generation sources
  • Work closely with colleagues and the marketing team to drive business growth using innovative sales initiatives, marketing programs and campaigns
  • Act as a liaison with customers regarding product back orders, technical issues and quotation follow up
  • Contribute thoughts and inputs to general sales strategy and facilitate sales analysis 
  • Attend trade shows and conferences as necessary 
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Education & Experience:

  • Must have a BSc Degree in biological sciences (i.e. Biology, Immunology or similar)
  • 1-2 years’ experience in sales, marketing or customer service role
  • Computer literacy with Microsoft Office & Customer Relationship Management Systems (preferably SalesForce)
  • Experience with financial systems (NetSuite) preferred but not essential
  • Knowledge of HTML, Photoshop/InDesign an advantage

 

Essential Skills:

  • Must have strong communication and IT skills
  • Attention to detail and must be good at problem solving
  • Able to work under pressure and meet deadlines 
  • Excellent time-management and organisational skills with the ability to multi-task 
  • Customer focussed
  • Able to work in a small team

 

Please submit resumes to vector@vectorlabs.co.uk.