The Laboratory Director is responsible for overseeing the technical operations of one or more of our labs, and ensuring the production of accurate and timely test results to our customers.
The Lab Director will apply his or her experience working with gas and liquid chromatography, microbiological analysis, and other chemistry methods to perform required tests and implement and enforce EVIO's standard operating procedures. The lab director will meet regulatory, customer and quality system requirements.
Advises subordinates to meet schedules and/or resolve technical problems. Interacts with peer labs and coordinates the program activities with responsibility for results in terms of costs, methods, and employees. Implements and improves quality management programs and procedures.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Ensure that test orders are completed in an accurate and in a timely manner
- With guidance from VP of Operations, oversee and direct the technical personnel and scientific methods of the laboratory.
- Provide guidance as requested regarding hiring, training, promotions, and disciplinary issues for technical personnel.
- Ensure that the testing laboratory achieves, maintains, and improves as needed quality standards and appropriate laboratory accreditation.
- Provide consulting services as appropriate
- Develop analytical methods for chemistry-based, genetic, and microbiological assays
- Ensure that personnel are properly trained in quality procedures, operating procedures (SOP’s) and equipment specific requirements.
- Compile and prepare reports and analyses setting forth progress, adverse trends, and appropriate recommendations or conclusions as requested by executive management.
- Maintain equipment and supply inventory, recommend purchases.
- Assist in formulating and implementing the short and long-range goals for laboratory; set priorities, assign responsibilities, and establish timetables. Project future needs and formulate strategies consistent with projections.
- Plan and schedule work for the group to ensure proper distribution of assignments as well as adequate manning, space, and facilities for subsequent performance of duties.
- Represent the laboratory in technical interactions with the customer base and partner labs.
- Consult with clients and government regulators
- Coordinate with customer service team to proactively respond to customer complaints and inquiries
- Implement solutions to quality problems through inspections, investigations, and audits
- Maintain quality checks on safety of laboratories, including biohazards and insure appropriate maintenance of the facilities.
- Coordinate the functions and operations of the laboratories with peer laboratories.
- Encourage project/process designs that simplify compliance with quality requirements
- Comply with record keeping requirements
- Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties.
- Technical competence in analytical chemistry or microbiology
- HPLC experience preferred· GC experience preferred· MS experience preferred· Headspace sampling experience preferred
- Microbiological experience (plating, e.coli, salmonella) preferred
- Experience in evaluating instrumentation a plus
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills including technical writing· Detail-oriented
- Experience in computer database and Microsoft Office applications
- Ability to provide excellent customer service, manage others, and collaborate with remote lab personnel
- Ability to work independently under remote supervision.
- Should have a minimum bachelor’s degree in the chemical, environmental, biological sciences, physical sciences or engineering, with at least twenty-four college semester credit hours in chemistry and at least two years of experience in the environmental analysis of representative inorganic and organic analytes for which the laboratory seeks or maintains accreditation. Master's degree preferred
- Experience with development and build out of Analytical Laboratory Testing Facilities preferred.
Sufficient motor function to perform a variety of routine laboratory testing, move freely and safely from one location to another in the laboratory; sufficient upper body muscle coordination to collect appropriate clinical specimens safely and accurately; dexterity to manipulate tools, instruments, and small equipment, including keyboards or other data input tools in a manner consistent with standards of clinical laboratory practice; ability to travel to assigned clinical experience sites; lift and move objects of at least 20 pounds.