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Microbiology Laboratory Manager 

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United StatesUnited States (US)
Science/Biology & Biotech
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Microbiology Laboratory Manager

Job Description

Microbiology Laboratory Manager responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

Manages the day to day operation of the microbiology department to insure smooth flow of samples and testing

Provides laboratory operations leadership

Hires, coaches, reviews, manages, and terminates assigned staff

Prioritizes daily operational activities

Ensures all quality control systems are operational and in force in all operations within scope

Oversees the scheduling of microbiology staff to insure production schedules are met

Maintains staffing to achieve workload goals by adjusting personnel to meet peak demands

Ensures Key Performance Indicators (KPI's) are in place, relevant, and continually evaluated

Prepares for and facilitates periodic customer or regulatory audits of all laboratories within scope

Maintains current knowledge of industry standards and regulatory environment

Reviews and approves SOPs

Actively participates in strategic planning

Provides method development leadership and oversight

Builds and maintains positive client relationships

Ensures client satisfaction

Counsels microbiology staff with regard to problems encountered in daily operations

Oversees the checking and transfer of microbiology data as necessary and takes steps to correct possibly inaccurate data prior to continued processing or release

Oversees the orientation of new microbiology staff to their responsibilities and the function of the microbiology department

Conducts timely investigations in coordination with Quality Assurance related to site quality events, including, but not limited to customer complaints, inquiries, non-conformances, corrective actions, and audit findings

Identifies process improvements to better meet client expectations and company objectives

Recommends new equipment for the microbiology department

Compiles statistics

Oversees the monitoring of inventory/ordering by establishing and maintaining par levels and re-stocking points for microbiology supplies and reagents

Serves as a liaison for the department to outside vendors

Assists in capital budgeting and execution

Understands costs of testing and how to calculate them

Initiates advances in methodology and/or technology use

Interface with and represent laboratory operations to local, state, and federal regulators as required from time to time

Performs duties in compliance with all applicable regulatory and accrediting agencies and cGMP expectations, including but not limited to:  Facility and equipment maintenance, validation review and approval, training (internal, continuing education, proficiency testing, annual GMP, etc.)

Performs annual reviews and creates and maintains job plans

Executes human resources management functions as required for laboratory staff within scope

Supports VRL Eurofins’ business philosophy, leadership values and ethics

Meets basic expectations of VRL’s quality management system, including, but not limited to good workmanship, adherence to standard operational procedures, training, good documentation practices, accurate recordkeeping so the company may meet its stated quality policy and objectives

Performs other duties as assigned