Laboratory Director

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We are seeking a driven leader with a passion for the biotechnology industry. One of our clients is seeking a supremely skilled and highly accomplished Laboratory Director who will take their team to incredible heights of success. Key duties include:

1) Oversee all Laboratory operations
2) Maintain competency in all procedures and methods used in the laboratory
3) Oversee the development, management and validation of new procedures and facilities as required to meet user needs
4) Build team effectiveness, provide leadership and facilitate communication between staff and upper management
5) Organize and direct the daily activities of assigned personnel and monitor the activities to ensure proper handling and disposition of laboratory products
6) Serve as a resource to staff for technical issues
7) Ensure performance, validation and documentation of staff training and competency
8) Ensure that laboratory activities are performed in compliance with local LOPs, CLIA and other applicable standards, state and Federal regulations
9) Solve problems related to the section and ensure that all equipment is maintained properly and that records are kept
10) Plan and set priorities for the laboratory
11) Investigate and report deviations, develop preventative actions and monitor the effectiveness of corrective measures
12) Represent the laboratory in the development of contractual agreements in conjunction with the Laboratory Manager and the President
13) Maintain a clean and neat department
14) Keep adequate inventories and requisition expendable supplies
15) Perform and record results of quality control procedures for applicable equipment and protocols
16) Document and log laboratory activities
17) Develop process control plans as needed, including those required for new equipment qualification and process changes
18) Maintain confidentiality of all test results and personal information of patients
19) Attend meetings and continue education programs to keep abreast of relevant innovations in the field
20) Prepare quarterly quality assurance/control reports
21) Provide information regarding the laboratory operations to other staff members of the organization, as needed
22) Deliver cross-functional support for research laboratories, as work load permits


  • 1) A university degree is required. Although all candidates are welcome and encouraged to apply, preference will be given to those with degrees in a relevant field
    2) Appropriate full-time work experience is mandatory (no students or fresh graduates please)
    3) Recent experience in the biotechnology industry is strongly preferred
    4) Preference will be given to candidates with recent experience in laboratory management

    For the right leader, this is a wonderfully rewarding role with tremendous growth prospects. If you are qualified and think you're a strong fit for this role, please apply ASAP. We thank all applicants, but only candidates who meet our client's criteria will be contacted.


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Director / VP
  Quality,  R&D / Science,  Laboratory
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