Research Quality Assurance and Safety Manager

Join our leading edge Research and Development team as Research Quality Assurance and Safety Manager to oversee and maintain a Quality Management System (QMS) through system updates and improvements to ensure internal research and development processes result in accurate,  efficient, and well documented information and actions.  This role will work closely with the Lab community, R&D manufacturing, and the technology transfer team.    This role will maintain SOPs across all groups, ensure appropriate staff training through standardized and continuously improved programs, and oversee policies for research documentation and review.  The Research Quality Assurance and Safety Manager will review data and reports to ensure adherence to the research quality management plan including driving correction action plans and continuous process improvement. This role will also apply LEAN principles to lab and pilot manufacturing processes and spaces.

This role will be responsible for assigning laboratory cleaning, maintenance, and calibration responsibilities among the Research and Development department, as well as establishing process for maintaining laboratory inventory.  In addition, the Research QA and Safety Manager will be the lab safety lead responsible for establishing process for maintenance of chemicals inventory, Chemical Hygiene Plan (CHP), chemical and biological (GMO) waste disposal, and dissemination of safety updates and messages. 

Our ideal candidate has these characteristics:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science field with a minimum of five (5) years’ experience overseeing quality and safety within a technology development environment.    

  • Must possess exceptional organizationAL skills.

  • conscientious in the workplace.

  • attention to detail.

  • independently driven.

  • team player.

  • This role requires the ability to communicate across departments and lead system improvements coupled with communicating expectations and corrective action items to appropriate team members.

  • Experience in the industrial biology or industrial food industry. 

  • Experience with QMS and living systems. 

  • Experience in data management systems and/or strong computer skills/ Chemistry background, through education or experience.  

  • Experience with OSHA and other regulatory policy.

  • Familiarity with CGMP.

  • Knowledge of LEAN practices and Six Sigma practices. 

  • Experience with new technology documentation and technology transfer.


Please submit a cover letter along and a resumé, or request an application to Human Resources at jobs@ecovativedesign.com.
We will review your qualifications and contact you if you are a potential match for the position.

Thank you for your interest in joining our team!