1+ months

Lab Manager

Kelly Services
Irvine, CA 92604
**Kelly is actively recruiting for Direct Hire Laboratory Manager in Irvine, CA.**

**Job Description:**


The Laboratory Manager oversees all aspects of the Laboratory including staff, process workflows, quality, safety, and client communication to ensure the reliability, timeliness, and accuracy of all results.


Provides operational, technical, and administrative leadership to the Laboratory through management, planning, and allocation of resources.

Effectively manages the Laboratory staff relating to performance management. Coaches and mentor staff to facilitate their personal and professional growth. Ensures effective training programs are in place.

Consistently produce accurate results focusing on both test results and time consideration/expectations.

Ensures samples are received and processing begins in an efficient and timely manner.

Ensures all results consistently stand up to internal and external quality standards and criteria.

Ensures execution of the QA/QC programs and all accreditation requirements.

Conduct internal assessments/audits and provide action plans to close any gaps.

Maintains processes to ensure testing turnaround times are met and on time delivery of COAs to clients.

Ensure all equipment is properly maintained; all preventive maintenance plans are followed.

Manage CAR system for the department. Ensure CARs are thoroughly investigated, documented, and closed on time.

Maintain a wide-ranging familiarity with new developments in technology.

Acts in the capacity of a consultant to clients providing guidance, result interpretation and methodology/platform testing advice as needed.

Effectively interact with clients to understand client issues and manage client expectations relating to the testing process, format of results and time frames for completion.

Ensure all tests are performed as per the clients expectations and interact with them to provide test results and recommendations.

Effectively communicates with clients on samples provided, including, communicating with governmental and regulatory agencies to explain test results on behalf of the client.

Review and validate results and final reports prior to issuance to clients.

Coordinate all relevant QC records pertaining to the calibration, validation and maintenance of equipment, and the continuous training of employees and maintain all quality management records for the laboratory.

Collaborate between departments and with the Management team to maintain and improve Management systems.

Work effectively, in conjunction with the Management team to meet business and position expectations.

Ensures all chemical hygiene plans and safety requirements are met.

Other duties as required.


Minimum-BS degree in Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Chemistry, or Food Science. Prefer Masters degree.

Seven (7) to ten (10) years technical lab experience and five (5) to seven (7) years managerial experience.

Knowledge of Microbiology and Chemistry procedures and GMP/GLP requirements

Effective interpersonal skills with strong communication skills, both verbally and in writing.

Experience in broad food testing and multiple matrices.

Basis statistical knowledge and prior experience managing SQC programs.

Experience working in a high sample volume/production environment.

Strong quantitative skills, proven attention to detail with effective organizational skills.

Proven ability to develop, adapt, and validate testing methods.

Proven expertise in relevant technologies.

Proven problem solving, trouble shooting and critical thinking skills.

Excellent computer skills required Microsoft Office, Excel, Word, PowerPoint; knowledge of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management System) desirable.


Project Management Skills

Excellent Communication Skills

Critical thinning.

Analytical / Problem Solving Skills

Leadership Skills

Negotiation Skills

Influencing Skills

DISCLAIMER STATEMENT Job descriptions are not intended to be, and should not be construed to be, exhaustive lists of all the duties and responsibilities performed by job incumbents

**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: 2022-03-21 Expires: 2022-07-21

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