Laboratory Manager-Genetic Tox
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- Responsible for equipment management in support of the Genetic Toxicology Laboratories.
- Work with Study Directors, Project Managers, and other departments to coordinate all laboratory related activities, establish work priorities, and ensure deadlines are met.
- Responsible for the day-to-day management and oversight of the laboratory personnel in the performance of assay procedures in compliance with study protocols and applicable SOPs.
- Monitor, assess, and review the efficiency and effectiveness of the laboratory.
- Schedule and supervise laboratory staff to meet or exceed productivity and quality goals.
- Work with the Quality Assurance Unit to monitor quality standards and regulatory requirements, especially with regards to laboratory equipment.
- Oversee inventory control to ensure adequate supplies and availability of materials to avoid delays in laboratory testing.
- Maintain laboratory paper and electronic records.
- Attend and conduct meetings of laboratory staff.
- Maintain a working knowledge of all genetic toxicology assays.
- Troubleshoot problems arising during performance of assays and have an awareness of the factors that can influence results.
- Schedule and document preventative maintenance and necessary repairs for all equipment.
- Review equipment logs and facilitate proper documentation of routine maintenance and repair of laboratory equipment regularly.
- Provide oversight of the equipment monitoring system.
- Coordinate/participate in equipment validation efforts.
- Manage equipment and laboratory-related CAPA.
- Address any equipment or laboratory-related findings on client and internal facility audits.
- Act as liaison with supply consignment company to ensure inventory is maintained and resolve any problems related to supplies and reagents obtained through that supplier.
- Manage inventory and ordering of supplies and reagents not handled through the consignment company.
- Assist in the development of SOPs, forms, and other laboratory documentation.
- Assist in the design of training and proficiency programs.
- Communicate with Study Directors, Project Managers, and Division Directors to coordinate activities, ensure alignment of priorities, provide timely notification of issues, etc.
- Offer constructive/creative suggestions for improvements to equipment, laboratory maintenance procedures, acquisition of supplies and reagents, staff allocation to improve work quality and staff efficiency; implement changes when agreed upon by departmental management.
- Assist in managing quality assurance programs.
- Ensure that all facets of personnel, equipment, documentation, and procedures are compliant with regulatory agencies.
Minimum Acceptable Qualifications
- Position requires a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in biological science or related field, and a minimum of 3+ years of combined laboratory management experience, preferably in a GxP-compliant environment.
- Experience with relevant genetic toxicology assays (Ames, micronucleus, comet) highly preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
- Basic laboratory skills, e.g., accurate pipetting technique, knowledge of aseptic procedures, etc., and familiarity with equipment and instrument maintenance required.
- A strong knowledge of MS Office, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint required; experience using Project Management or other spreadsheet software desirable.
- Ability to differentiate colors.
- Knowledge of GLP regulations applicable to non-clinical or clinical safety testing required; knowledge of other regulatory platforms (e.g., GMP, CLIA) may substitute.
- Interact with clients, other employees, and the community in a professional manner
- The ability to manage multiple and rapidly changing priorities, organize, set priorities, and exercise sound independent judgment within areas of responsibility.
- Effective organizational, written, and oral communication skills
- Ability to adhere to all company policies, safety regulations and procedures
- Maintain confidential information
- Support and participate in other company initiatives as directed
- Ability to read, write, speak, and understand English
- Demonstrate Inotiv Core Values and adhere to Code of Conduct
- This position may directly supervise some laboratory staff.
- Primarily laboratory environment with ability to wear a respirator.
- Frequent office work.
- Potential exposure to biological fluids, including possible infectious organisms, toxic materials and hazardous waste (appropriate safety training will be provided); possible infrequent exposure to rodents.
- Personal protective equipment, such as protective eyewear, laboratory coats, and gloves, required in the laboratories.
- Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, and filing cabinets.
Salary will be commensurate with experience and responsibilities. Benefits include health and dental coverage, short- and long-term disability, paid time off, paid parental leave, 401K participation with company match, etc.
Inotiv is a proud equal opportunity employer and an E-Verify employer.