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SeraCare Life Sciences Overview

Milford, MA
51 to 200 employees
1989
Company - Private
Biotech & Pharmaceuticals
$25 to $50 million (USD) per year
SeraCare is a leading partner to global IVD manufacturers and clinical laboratories for products to support the quality and safety of diagnostic tests.

Mission: SeraCare partners with IVD researchers, manufacturers and clinical laboratories to improve quality of life by advancing a global understanding of disease.

SeraCare Life Sciences – Why Work For Us?


Maybe you are a prospective employee interviewing at SeraCare, or maybe you’re a current SeraCare team member checking out Glassdoor. Either way, you’re looking to learn more about who we are, what we believe, and most importantly, what we are doing. I’m incredibly proud of the SeraCare team and amazed at our ability to balance immediate business needs with the longer term view—all while continually innovating to help our customers succeed. Following describes some of the ideas, activities and developments that I think fundamentally define SeraCare as a company and an employer.

10 exciting things SeraCare is doing

  1. We are a science company – Our core business revolves around the disciplines of molecular biology and genetics, cell biology, immunology and biochemistry. Over 10% of our staff earned PhDs; our field sales all have strong scientific backgrounds; and most executives are formally trained in science. Our employees, even those without a conventional science background, come to appreciate the life sciences and the power of the scientific process.
  2. We think and act globally – It’s stated in our core purpose: advancing a global understanding of disease. We work with a wide range of stakeholders in North, Central and South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. Our work with diagnostic laboratories, academic partners, ministries of health, donors and customers throughout the world help us address global diseases like dengue fever, malaria, chagas, HIV, genetic disorders and cancer.
  3. We are redefining diseases – Not long ago, diseases were defined solely by how they made you look and feel. The work we, and many others, are doing is rapidly shifting this understanding down to the molecular level: how cells, genes and proteins influence (or are sometimes influenced by) different diseases. This redefinition of disease helps improve diagnostic specificity and accuracy, advances that ultimately ensure targeted therapies and improve outcomes.
  4. We promote healthy living– As a company that focuses on healthcare and disease, we don’t forget our own employees. We live the ‘work hard/play hard’ philosophy and encourage active and healthful lifestyles. From company-sponsored Fitbits, to walking competitions, stand-up desks, routine on-site health screening and ‘fresh fruit Wednesdays’, we want to integrate healthy habits into our daily workdays.
  5. We embrace change and love learning – Working at SeraCare means always being ready for new challenges and having direct, hands-on involvement with changes in our industry and organization. We’re continually refining how we do business, so adapting and learning are key skills here. We encourage both teaching and learning with lunch seminars presented by employees, lectures delivered by prominent outside experts, and routine training sessions throughout the year.
  6. We empower our teams – We believe that the most successful organizations decentralize authority and decision-making. We share information and rewards to foster an environment of equally shared responsibility. We encourage open and honest communication throughout the company and rely on our teams to make decisions, solve problems, take initiative and hold each other accountable.
  7. We celebrate our successes – Achieving results and delivering on our promises motivates us everyday. There is no doubt we hold ourselves to high standards: we know when we’ve done well and admit when we could have done better. But we always take time to recognize individual, team and organizational wins. Impromptu lunch gatherings, spot bonuses, project mementos, and formal recognition are routine reminders of good decisions, great teamwork, living our values, or just a job well done.
  8. We like data – “Data beats a smart guy with an opinion” – or so the saying goes. We live this maxim by striving to discern the facts before applying our teams’ judgment and wisdom. Understanding our customers and their processes helps us design better products and services, just as surveying our team members helps us develop and implement better organizational practices.
  9. We enable precision medicine – Our products are used throughout the world to develop, validate and control critical laboratory diagnostics. Precision medicine is all about matching an individual to the specific best available treatment. Molecular and other advanced diagnostics are used to establish that match and SeraCare products are integral to the performance and accuracy of those diagnostic techniques.
  10. We think beyond our own walls –Our impact on the world is what motivates the team at SeraCare and we see our role in patient diagnostics as unique, important and timely. To extend our impact, we’ve launched initiatives like our ‘Nets for Kids’ campaign to help minimize insect-borne infectious disease in developing countries. We’re always looking for new ways to use our expertise to help individual patients and vulnerable populations alike.

This is just a sampling of who we are and the work we do at SeraCare. I hope this summary provides some insight into our company and helps answer the questions you had when coming to this site. If you think that you might be a good fit for SeraCare, check out our open positions section to see if we have an opportunity for you. If you are a current employee, I encourage you to leave feedback on the site so we can better understand and meet the needs of our team members. As I said above: we love data!

Regards

Charlie Mamrak, CEO SeraCare Life Sciences


For over 30 years, SeraCare has provided quality products and services to global IVD companies and leading healthcare institutions. From our diagnostic controls and reagents to our custom manufactured products, we are committed to producing first-in-class products that exceed our customers’ needs and expectations.  SeraCare partners with diagnostics researchers, IVD manufacturers, and clinical laboratories to shape the future of precision diagnostics. Our robust portfolio includes ACCURUN® quality controls, research panels, KPL™ antibodies and immunoassay reagents, SeraCon™ processed plasma, specialty human blood products, and characterized disease state materials. SeraCare helps bridge the gap between today’s diagnostic solutions and tomorrow’s emerging technologies for molecular diagnostics, next-generation sequencing and companion diagnostics. We provide high quality solutions that support diagnostic products from concept to clinic.

We understand that our biggest strengths are our people and our core values: Curiosity, Adaptability, Relationships, and Commitment. At SeraCare, we are on a mission to help improve the quality of life by advancing a global understanding of disease. Our mission and our core values go into every opportunity we pursue, every solution we create, and every investment we make.


Comprised of roughly 160 employees, SeraCare Life Sciences is small enough to allow for many areas of career growth and big enough to make those opportunities meaningful in the medical diagnostics industry. A close-knit culture creates interaction between employees across all levels of the organization. Executives, managers, mid-level and entry-level employees collaborate in department discussions, stand-up meetings, and strategize solutions as one team.  The small feel of the company also allows for strong professional networking across departments.

Health Insurance

  • Medical (Blue Cross Blue Shield)
  • Dental (Delta Dental)
  • Prescription Drug Coverage
  • Vision (VSP)
  • Flexible Spending Account (FSA) & Health Savings Account (HSA)

 Life and Other Insurance

  • Life, Accidental Death & Dismemberment Insurance
  • Optional Employee Life and Dependent Life
  • Group Travel Accident Insurance
  • Workers Compensation Insurance

 Financial

  • Competitive base compensation
  • Competitive commission plans for eligible employees
  • 401K match
  • Bonus Program or Profit Sharing

 Time Off

  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Float Holidays
  • Personal / Sick days
  • Leave of Absence
  • Family Medical Leave Act

 Work Life Balance

  • Flexible scheduling
  • Part time positions – those working over 30 hours eligible for full benefits package

 

Culture


At both of our facilities – Milford, MA and Gaithersburg, MD – SeraCare employees enjoy a work environment that reflects our goal to be best-in-class. We strive for the highest standards of conduct in our relationships with each other, our customers, and our suppliers. Our performance management process engages people at all levels, and our professional development program emphasizes and supports continuing education and on-the-job training. The list below highlights some of our programs.


Diversity policy

We are committed to equal employment opportunity without regard to gender, race, religion, national origin, age, disability, citizenship, veteran or uniform service status, or any other status that is protected by applicable federal, state, and local laws.


Communication and education

SeraCare is committed to effective and frequent open lines of communication throughout the company. From quarterly town hall meetings to daily stand-up sessions with whiteboards in the halls, employees are actively engaged in day-to-day business operations. 

  • Quarterly town hall meetings- company-wide meeting where the CEO and senior leadership team communicate important updates, celebrate accomplishments, and present awards for employee recognition
  • Lunch and learns- presentations by employees and departments on relevant industry topics with complimentary lunch provided
  • Group stand-up sessions- SeraCare departments host 'stand-up' meetings during the day and throughout the week to share information within each team and to individuals from other teams who attend for news and updates


Awards and recognition

  • 'Living Our Value' awards- individual employees and teams nominated by their peers for demonstrating one of SeraCare’s core values - curiosity, adaptability, relationships, and commitment – winners are selected quarterly
  • Spot bonus awards– peer-to-peer 'on-the-spot' recognition for demonstrated performance above and beyond normal job duties - winners selected all throughout the year
  • Service awards recognition– SeraCare takes pride in the longevity of their employees with service awards and recognition for employees from 1 year to 25 years!



Spirit committee events

The SeraCare Spirit Committee promotes team building and fun across the organization by planning functions, community support efforts, themed days, and more - they are always open to new ideas.

  • Baseball home opener party
  • Earth Day – plant delivery to every employee
  • Summer outings and cookouts
  • Summer ice cream truck visits
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge participation
  • Halloween costume contests
  • Winter holiday party & ugly sweater contest
  • Big Brother Big Sister collections
  • Nature picture contest


Safety committee

SeraCare understands that a healthy and safe work environment is important to our employees and vital to the success of our company. Safeguarding the well-being of employees and visitors is a shared commitment of the entire SeraCare community.

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    New Products for Precision Medicine.
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    Fast-paced. Always much to do.

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    Continue Town Hall Meetings

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