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Laboratory Manager - Cannabis lab

Company: Keystone State Testing
Location: Harrisburg
Posted on: June 24, 2022

Job Description:

Keystone State Testing is currently recruiting for a lab manager to be responsible for the laboratory soon to open in New York. The Candidate chosen for this role will be trained at our laboratory location in Harrisburg, PA for a period of time prior to relocating to the new laboratory location. KST will make accommodations for applicants to stay in the Harrisburg Area for the duration of their training period. Relocation assistance is available.Patients, Growers and Physicians rely on our analytical testing, information and services to help them make better healthcare decisions. These are often serious decisions with far reaching consequences, and require sensitivity, tact and a clear dedication to service. It's about providing clarity, transparency, and honesty.As a team member you will work for the world leader in the industry, with a career where you can expand your skills and knowledge. You'll have a role where you can act with professionalism, you can inspire colleagues, and you can care about the work we do and the people we serve.At KST, Our team members play an essential role in our success and in the services we provide. As a career, we offer a unique opportunity to develop your career with the #1 testing Lab in the US. We are tech driven, and we're creating the lab of the future - an environment where you can deliver cutting edge analytics and help us drive new discoveries and breakthroughs.Position: Laboratory Manager for NY locationJob Summary:Coordinate and oversee daily activities of the facility and provide leadership to a laboratory operations team performing chemical, microscopic and/or microbiological testing proceduresEssential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure testing samples are properly received, organized and prepared for testing procedures
  • Ensure laboratory testing is completed accurately and timely according to all standard operating procedures and in compliance with federal, state and/or local regulations
  • Ensure test results and other data are accurately and timely entered into the Laboratory Information Management System
  • Ensure test results are timely and accurately transmitted/delivered to customers; discuss results with customers and address customer questions, comments and concerns
  • Ensure all Quality Control / Quality Assurance protocols are followed and verified
  • Prioritize work, manage workflow and coordinate employee efforts to achieve accurate and timely results
  • Perform audits; respond timely and address items identified during audits/inspections
  • Ensure laboratory is clean, organized and efficiently operating and laboratory equipment is properly maintained
  • Ensure standard operating procedures are appropriately and timely implemented
  • Perform work of laboratory employees as needed based upon workflow and staffing
    • Perform initial troubleshooting of testing issues and inform technical experts of existing issues in a timely fashion
    • Inform leadership on emerging compliance and customer issues
    • Support laboratory operations key initiatives
    • Assume bottom-line responsibility for laboratory operations including identifying areas of operational efficiencies.
    • Establish and maintain productive working relationships with people inside the laboratory and people outside the laboratory including customers, regulatory staff and corporate staffSupervisory Responsibilities:
      • Manage employees that may include Lead Laboratory Technicians, Laboratory Technicians, Drivers/Samplers and Administrative Assistants
      • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and applicable laws; responsibilities include: interviewing, hiring and training, onboarding, staffing/workplace planning, assigning and directing work, scheduling, evaluating performance, recognizing and rewarding, disciplining, addressing complaints and resolving problemsAdditional Responsibilities:
        • Visit customer sites to investigate/advise customers on issues including contamination
        • Conduct or oversee inventory and order/arrange for pick up or delivery of laboratory reagents/supplies/materials as needed
        • Perform/participate in research and development initiatives/projects
        • Perform other duties as may be assignedQualifications:To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Education and/or Experience:
          • At minimum Bachelor's degree with a major in chemistry, biology or other related science major required
          • Laboratory experience required
          • 3-5 years supervisory experience preferredKnowledge, Skills and Abilities Required:
            • Ability to use a variety of laboratory equipment and instruments including incubators, scales/balances, pipettes, chromatographs, QPCR equipment, mass spectrometers, etc.
            • Ability to use and understand computer software programs
            • Good written and verbal communication skills to convey and receive information effectively (face-to- face, telephone and electronic)
            • Good analytical and judgment skills
            • Detail-oriented
            • Ability to maintain confidentiality regarding test results, personnel and/or financial data
            • Excellent organizational skills to work independently, prioritize, handle multiple tasks, manage time
            • Leadership skills including comfort with decision-making responsibilities, coaching, teaching and counseling, ability to inspire and build confidence in others and forge alliances and garner supportWe Offer:An industry leading compensation package!

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