Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor

Microbac Laboratories, Inc.
Highlandtown, Maryland, US
Jun 04, 2021
Jul 03, 2021
Employment Type
Full time
Salary Type

Microbac serves our clients with the utmost expertise and respect for their market requirements, constraints and challenges. We embody a company-wide commitment to exceptional customer experience, which has been refined over nearly 50 years of trusted, analytical and measurement experience.

Through our network of laboratories, offices, and field services, we have the flexibility to meet the unique requirements for each client, project and scope.

As a privately held third-party testing company, Microbac operates with a commitment to safety, quality and compliance. Our diverse work portfolio includes broad accreditation offerings and tested insights across the environmental, food and nutrition and life science markets.


We are currently seeking a Microbiology Laboratory Supervisor for our food testing laboratory located in Baltimore, MD. The laboratory provides testing services for a large group of clients with a range of microbial food and foodborne pathogen testing needs. The nature of the position requires a strong technical background in microbial food testing. Our ideal candidate will be familiar with the general operations of a commercial laboratory and possess the ability to develop and lead a small team of laboratory technicians and analysts who work under strict deadlines and high-quality standards. The Microbiology Supervisor will also work collaboratively with our Project Managers and, at times, directly with our clients, serving as a technical resource to help guide business decisions, explain technical requirements, communicate testing capabilities and review reports. This is a working management role, in that our managers roll their sleeves up and assist team members with all stages of the sample preparation and testing process. Position offers competitive pay and a full suite of company benefits. Relocation assistance is also available.

  • Maintains staff by selecting, orienting, training, and motivating employees; Maintains a safe, secure, and legally compliant work environment; Develops personal and team growth opportunities
  • Accomplishes staff results by communicating job expectations; Plans, monitors, appraises job results, and gives continual feedback; Coaches, counsels, and disciplines employees; Develops, enforces systems, policies, procedures, and productivity standards
  • Establishes strategic goals by gathering pertinent business, financial, service, and operations information; Identifies and evaluates trends and options; Chooses a course of action; Defines objectives; Evaluates outcomes
  • Maintains quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards; Analyzes and resolves quality and customer service problems; Recommends and implements improvements
  • Monitors sample backlog and turnaround times and makes necessary adjustments to ensure testing projects are completed on schedule
  • Acts as a technical resource to junior staff
  • Use of positive management techniques in the supervision and management of staff; Promotes Company safety, ethics, and quality standards and values
  • Evaluates technologies, manpower and competencies of staff and facilitates change where necessary to ensure the department is operating efficiently
  • Works at the bench, preparing and analyzing samples as necessary
  • Interprets data and produces reports
  • Interfaces with clients and customers to provide customer support and technical consultation as needed
  • Ensures facility, instrumentation and equipment are well maintained and are in good working order


Job Requirements:
  • Advanced technical knowledge of food microbiology methods and technologies
  • Demonstrated leadership ability
  • The ability to relay technical data to non-technical people and respond to sensitive or highly technical inquiries
  • Ability to conduct analysis and read, interpret, and report technical data

Required Education and Experience:
  • Degree in Microbiology, Biology or a related field of study
  • Minimum of 5 years of commercial laboratory experience
  • Prior supervisory experience preferred

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status

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