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Microbiology Laboratory Manager

Eurofins Lancaster Laboratories USA
Colorado Springs, Colorado, US
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Forensics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic and labelling is accurate.

The Eurofins network of companies is the global leader in food, environment, pharmaceutical and cosmetic product testing and in agroscience Contract Research Organisation services. It is one of the market leaders in certain testing and laboratory services for genomics, discovery pharmacology, forensics, advanced material sciences and in the support of clinical studies, as well as having an emerging global presence in Contract Development and Manufacturing Organisations. It also has a rapidly developing presence in highly specialised and molecular clinical diagnostic testing and in-vitro diagnostic products.

In over 30 years, Eurofins has grown from one laboratory in Nantes, France to 58,000 staff across a decentralised and entrepreneurial network of 900 laboratories in over 54 countries. Eurofins companies offer a portfolio of over 200,000 analytical methods to evaluate the safety, identity, composition, authenticity, origin, traceability and purity of biological substances and products.

In 2021, Eurofins generated total revenues of EUR 6.72 billion, and has been among the best performing stocks in Europe over the past 20 years.

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 (KPIs) 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


The ideal candidate would possess :
Considerable knowledge of the methods, materials, equipment, and techniques used in microbiology testing
Demonstrated success in improving operational, quality, and safety performance
Strong problem solving skills
Ability to organize, communicate, teach, and work with others in an effective manner
Knowledge of federal, state, and local standards, regulations, guidelines and requirements effecting operations of a clinical reference laboratory
Ability to manage and schedule the work of others
Analytical thinking and communication skills

Basic Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors of Science degree required
Minimum 5 years of experience in Microbiology
Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Position is full-time, Monday - Friday, 08:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., with overtime as needed. Candidates currently living within a commutable distance of Centennial, CO are encouraged to apply.
Compensation Range: $65,000 to $75,000
Excellent full time benefits including comprehensive medical coverage, dental, and vision options
Life and disability insurance
401(k) with company match
Paid vacation and holidays

Please be aware that this role will require access to a site that requires COVID-19 vaccination or exemption from vaccination requirements. Prior to starting work in this position, employees must show proof of full Covid-19 vaccination or exemption from vaccination requirements . Exemptions will be granted as warranted by medical contraindications, disability or sincerely held religious beliefs.

Eurofins is a M/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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