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Microbiology Laboratory Manager

Denver, Colorado, US
Closing date
Jul 4, 2022

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Academic / Research
Conservation science
Forensics, Biology
Salary Type
Employment Type
Full time
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. 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 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 year's of experience in Microbiology
* Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship 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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