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Laboratory Manager

Company: Gilbert Meher
Location: Santa Cruz
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Gilbert Meher are exclusively partnered with a pioneering diagnostics company who are developing transformative NGS-based solutions for Infectious Disease Testing. As the company grows, they are seeking a Laboratory Manager to oversee operations and streamline the efficiency of the NGS Laboratory, primarily servicing Research Customers.

Reporting directly into the VP-level, you will become an integral member of the team, maintaining and overseeing the NGS testing workflows, whilst managing a team of Laboratory Assistants. The successful individual must combine their excellent managerial skills with the ability to be hands-on, driving the move from semi-automated to fully-automated workflows.

Responsibilities:
Overseeing the day to day operations of the laboratory, ensuring the safety of their staff and quality of their sample processes.
Troubleshoot any workflow issues in the laboratory, ensuring processes are implemented to avoid future issues.
Work cross-functionally with product development to transfer assays from R&D into the lab, streamlining the workflow for service use.
Work in-line with the existing LIMS system, with responsibility for auditing to ensure efficiency.
Collaborate with senior management to drive a project to increase throughput, implementing fully automated workflows.
Following industry standards and safety regulations for handling and disposing of test samples.
Train laboratory assistants on basic laboratory skills, in health and safety practices as well as in operating core laboratory equipment.
Monitor and order research materials/consumables and equipment.
Maximize resources within budget constraints, whilst ensuring equipment procurement procedures are followed.
Ensure communication of laboratory data and appropriate result reporting.

Requirements:
> 5 years' experience working in the Molecular Diagnostics industry, specifically in a Molecular-based laboratory.
Scientific BSc or MSc.
Direct experience managing a small team in a similar position.
Driven by the start-up environment.
Experience working in a CLIA/CAP certified laboratory an advantage, minimum experience of working in an industry-regulated laboratory.
Willingness to be a hands-on leader.

Whilst we may not be able to respond personally to each applicant, we appreciate the time you have taken to consider and apply for a new role with us. If you have not heard from us within 4 weeks, then on this occasion your application has not been successful.

Keywords: Gilbert Meher, Santa Cruz , Laboratory Manager, Executive , Santa Cruz, California

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