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Laboratory Manager - In-Vitro Diagnostics - Kent

Kent ME9 8LR   •  Up to £45,000, bonuses & benefits  •  Permanent, Full time


Would you like to join an award-winning, innovative, growing company with an ethos to support, nurture and develop its employees?

If you are a leader who can mentor and nurture your team, with a talent for proactively structuring and organising processes and the working environment, then we encourage you to apply.

This role is lab-based.

Description of Duties

  • Ensure the smooth running of the laboratory
  • Managing budgets
  • Identifying and evaluating capital equipment and negotiating with suppliers
  • Implementing automation into the laboratory
  • Implementing KAIZEN philosophy in the laboratory
  • Identifying and hiring new staff when necessary
  • Mentor, supervise and train laboratory staff
  • Write Standard Operating Procedures
  • Compare the performance of diagnostic test kits available on the market and identify the best ones to use for in house screening procedures
  • Troubleshoot existing methods
  • Work with the laboratory team when demand is high and providing cover during holidays
  • ‘Manage by walking’ to identify process improvement opportunities, adherence to Health & Safety rules and ensure a high standard of the general lab environment
  • Keep abreast of scientific research and developments in the sector
  • Work with Supply Chain Manager to ensure effective rotation of stock and reduce overstocking
  • Carry out general administrative duties

Candidate Requirements – Essential

  • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in a supervisory position in a commercial laboratory setting
  • Bachelor's or Master’s degree in Science
  • Excellent leadership skills and ability to develop relationships with colleagues
  • Effective communicator
  • Proven project management skills
  • Ability to create Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's) and maintain accurate laboratory records
  • Strong continuous improvement mindset
  • Excellent computer skills e.g. Microsoft Office

  • Agency: ScaleX Consulting Limited
  • Contact: Lee Ashworth
  • Phone: 01323 445450
  • Reference: SCX001
  • Posted: 19th February 2021
  • Expires: 19th March 2021

ScaleX Consulting Limited

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