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Microbiology Supervisor

Hayward, California, US
Closing date
May 25, 2022

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Consultancy/Private Sector
Conservation science
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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Job Description

Our Hayward, CA laboratory is looking for a Supervisor to join their Microbiology team! The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for the day to day operations of their respective department. They work with Team Leads to manage sample throughput to ensure turnaround times are met while maintaining data quality that meets or exceeds industry standards. They are responsible for promoting a safe working culture and environment throughout the laboratory.

Job Functions:

Coordinate workflow through the department to ensure turnaround times are met

Work with Team Leads to manage staff and instrumentation resources to maximize sample throughput and ensure production targets are met

Use LIMS to ensure that samples are processed appropriately and update the samples' status in LIMS as required

Apply technical judgment to determine potential problems for samples processed

Help implement best practices in the laboratory to maximize operational efficiency and maintain data quality that meets or exceeds industry standards

Demonstrate good leadership through effective planning, delegating and empowering subordinates appropriately, and leading by example. Manage people and performance daily, acting quickly and decisively when required

Ensure staffing levels are appropriate for sample volumes and that staff are properly trained to perform their assigned duties

Work with the Laboratory Manager to oversee hiring and training competent laboratory personnel

Assist with the training of new analysts to become productive members of the team

Ensure the lab's operating supplies inventory is appropriate for current workloads

Appropriately follow safety requirements for the work that is done and ensure that your team members are also following these requirements

Immediately address safety problems as they arise in the lab to minimize exposure and maximize safe practices

Actively promote a strong culture of safe laboratory practices and the maintenance of a safe working environment

Keep supervisory and management teams informed of any potential problems

Provide information to supervisory and managerial staff as appropriate on instrumentation, production, and staff issues

Performs other duties as required
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