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AbbVie Bioresearch Center (ABC) is seeking a Section Manager, Quality Control- Microbiology to join their team in Worcester, MA.


Primary Functions:

  • Provide supervision in the daily activities of personnel:  
    • Establishes priorities and coordinates activities of direct reports.
  • Responsible for people management activities including:  
    • Coaching, performance review, resolution of personnel issues.
    • Coordinate training of direct reports.
  • Sample Life Cycle Management: 
    • E.g LIMS, Retains, Sample Metrics, etc.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Oversees the environmental monitoring and utility monitoring programs.
  • Understand microbiological laboratory assays and is able to interpret experimental data for conformance with product/material specifications.
  • Assist in troubleshooting microbiological assays.
  • Familiarity with microbiological studies that support laboratory methods.
  • Oversees, appropriate disposition of all samples through the timely release of complete, accurate test results. 
  • Assists in assuring laboratory is in compliance with appropriate regulatory requirements.
  • Coordinates projects as directed by department manager to implement efficiencies in business process improvements.
  • Assist in writing and/or reviewing investigations.
  • Writes/revises procedures as necessary
  • Maintains trend reports, backlog report, and document error reports which support departmental performance.
  • Participates in selection, hiring, training, termination, promotion or placement of employee in their group.
  • May be responsible for one or more shifts. Facilitate shift communication meetings.
  • Participate with teams and projects as assigned by manger.
  • Conduct performance reviews of direct reports.
  • Assist with employee development.
  • Performs tasks in a timely manner as assigned by department manager.


  • BS degree in Science with 8+ years of experience; MS with 6+ years of experience; PhD with 4+ years of experience. 
  • Supervisory experience with demonstrated organizational abilities, leadership qualities, and effective communication skills
  • Should be familiar with microbiology related sciences and business 
  • Shows broad understanding of the issues relevant to technical/science and business
  • Should have related knowledge in Product Quality Control, Quality Control Lab Operation and Regulatory requirements. 
  • Has the ability to work independently to meet operational goals and business needs. 
  • Has the ability to make operational and business decisions with minimum direction from immediate manager. 
  • Must have knowledge and skill in personnel management.  
  • Must be able to interact and establish positive interaction with internal/external customers.

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