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Lab Director

Kelly Services
Portland, OR 97240
**Kelly is actively recruiting for a Direct Hire Laboratory Director in the Greater Portland area, OR.**


The Laboratory Director manages the laboratory testing business and provides strategic and business leadership to achieve the Company's mission and objectives.

**Work Activities:**

1. Responsible for assessing organizational and business performance and leading change for the better. Collaborates with other departments such as HR, accounting, and IT to establish an efficient and effective business.

2. 2. Responsible for building, communicating, and overseeing the implementation of overall laboratory business strategies, based on the information gained for example by analyzing new testing trends, competitor information and sales information.

3. 3. Manages the laboratory testing fees and the laboratory operation cost, working with Accounting.

4. 4. Assesses, presents, and obtains necessary resources for effective laboratory operation. This includes lab finance, budgeting, capital investments, capacity, and human resources. Assists the President in making financial decisions.

5. 5. Responsible for Company marketing, including managing the website, networking with relevant industry organizations to get new business ideas and opportunities, attending and addressing in conference, industry associations, seminars, writing articles, etc. to make sure of the Company's presence in the industry and communities.

6. 6. Responsible for the operation, implementation, and the ultimate direction of LIMS development and should be familiar with its major components, tools, various functions, capabilities, and limitations.

7. 7. Ensures the health and safety of working conditions.

8. 8. Monitors the laboratory building and outside facility for maintenance to protect the laboratory operation, keep a good company image and security. Coordinates with facility personnel if necessary.

9. 9. Responsible for technical development, people development and performance management of direct reports.

10. 10.Communicates business and quality concerns, needs, updates and strategies with the leadership team proactively and in a timely manner.

11. 11.Responsible for writing testing service proposals for all laboratory areas. This work should be done by working with the Laboratory Manager making sure that the proposals are fiscally responsible with an understanding of operating expenses and marketing strategies.

12. 12.The Laboratory Director is considered as the Analytical Test Facility Manager for GLP studies contracted to the laboratory, and as such is responsible for the requirements outlined in EPA Good Laboratory Practice Standards (40 C.F.R. Part 160) (GLPS) sections 160.31 (a) through (g) and 160.35 (d).

13. 13. Other misc. responsibilities may be added from time to time.

**Supervisory Responsibilities:**

Manages the Lab Manager, QA department and LIMS department. Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential work activity satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

**Required** :


Bachelor's degree (B.S.) in Science or other lab testing related areas from four-year college or university, or equivalent combination of education and experience

Excellent business management acumen

Has demonstrated experience of successful organizational change management of relevant complexity

Has demonstrated experience of successful business development

Extensive knowledge in laboratory business and market

Extensive knowledge in business finance and marketing

Successful experience of collaborating with different business departments

Successful and extensive experience of leading, motivating, and supervising teams of relevant significance

Familiar with LIMS or related software

Experience working in international businesses and has good cultural awareness

Is connected well with relevant external organizations and has good knowledge of industry best practices

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write SOPs, reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from subordinates, clients, customers, and the general public.


Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and quadratic equations. Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.

Ability to perform standard quality assurance I quality control evaluation procedures, including audits. Technical writing for preparing manuals and documentation


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.

Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

**Preferred** :

Master's or Doctorate degree in relevant areas

Extensive knowledge of LIMS and industry best practices

Extensive food chemistry/food safety laboratory experience including but not limited to inorganic and organic departments

Extensive biological food safety laboratory experience including but not limited to microbiological and GMO departments

QA or GLP knowledge and experience


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Works in laboratory using analytical equipment. Employee may have exposure to hazardous chemicals and solvents.

**If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.**


**You should know:** Your safety matters! Vaccination against COVID-19 may be a requirement for this job in compliance with current client and governmental policies. A Kelly recruiter will confirm and share more details with you during the interview process.

**Why Kelly** **** **?**

Kelly Science & Clinical is your connection to premier scientific and clinical companies looking to hire talented people just like you. Every day, we match science professionals with dream jobs that fit their skills and interestsits the way we think job searching should be. Nearly 100 percent of our science recruiters have a professional background/education in science, so we know a thing or two about the science market and how to get you noticed.

**About Kelly** ****

At Kelly, were always thinking about whats next and advising job seekers on new ways of working to reach their full potential. In fact, were a leading advocate for temporary/nontraditional workstyles, because we believe they allow flexibility and tremendous growth opportunities that enable a better way to work and live (plus, did we mention we provide a ton of benefits ?). Connecting great people with great companies is what we do best, and our employment opportunities span a wide variety of workstyles, skill levels, and industries around the world.

Kelly is an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse workforce, including, but not limited to, minorities, females, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual orientation, gender identity. Equal Employment Opportunity is The Law. (
Posted: 2021-11-24 Expires: 2021-12-25

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