Laboratory Operations Manager

Gaithersburg, Maryland
May 27, 2022
Required Education
Bachelors Degree
Position Type
Full time

We are currently searching for a Laboratory Operations Manager to provide support to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This opportunity is a full-time position with MSC, and it is on-site in Gaithersburg, MD.  



Duties & Responsibilities
  • Coordinate with process team directors and scientific leads to ensure laboratories are properly equipped to perform desired research and development.
  • Create and maintain Process equipment usage guidance documents (e.g., department wiki’s and/or formal reference documents and SOPs).
  • Provide oversight of acquisition process and installation of capital equipment.
  • Train and/or coordinate the training of Process laboratory personnel on proper equipment use and troubleshooting.
  • Coordinate with program groups and external vendors (if needed) to ensure laboratory equipment is properly maintained.
  • Establish Preventative Maintenance (PM) schedule/calendar of all Process-specific equipment.
  • Act a liaison with program groups on Process department related matters (POC for Request for Vendor Services – RVS) forms.
  • Coordinate with Process team to complete necessary paperwork (RVS, SSJ/JOFOCS, service contracts).
  • Coordinate vendor visits, and arrange SME/chaperone, as needed.
  • Responsible for monitoring inventory levels and modeling usage projections and ordering common-use material.
  • Lead coordination efforts on and implementation of a Materials/Supply systems within the Process Team laboratories.
  • Streamline consumable acquisition/storage/retrieval systems (e.g., implementing KANBAN or equivalent) to ensure lab has inventory visibility.
  • Work with Process team to ensure inventories of equipment-specific consumables (Wave/SUB bags, AMBR, NOVA supplies, Applikon, filters, tubing) are maintained.
  • Provide oversight of buffer prep chemical and media supply levels.
  • Serve as safety committee process team liaison (for the purpose of communication-related role, not safety policy enforcement).
  • Act as department resource on proper waste disposal, identify where training is needed (e.g. burn box use and disposal, sharps containers, eye-wash station, PPE availability), and coordinate with the Safety Officer, as needed.
  • Establish a Department Specific Equipment Training Protocol, for bridging On-the-Job (OJT) training requirements with proper execution and documentation. (May include incorporation into the Electronic Document Management System – EDMS).
  • Coordinate with team on cleaning schedules for support equipment (BSC, fridges/freezers).
  • Provide vision for lab organizational efforts and lead implementation of 5S initiatives by identifying critical initiatives and directing team efforts and harmonize workstation supplies and consumables storage for labs.


  • M.S. Degree in Biochemistry, Chemistry, or related Life Science field.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in biopharma/process development environment.
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in laboratory operations management capacity.
  • Ability to lift 10 – 30 pounds.
  • Excellent hand-eye coordination.
  • Strong communications skills, both oral and written.
  • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.



Company Description

Dovel Technologies and its Family of Companies (Medical Science & Computing and Ace Info Solutions) was acquired in October 2021.


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