Supervisor - Microbiology

5 - 7 years experience  •  Biotech/Pharma

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17
Princeton, NJ
5 - 7 years experience
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 09/21/17

Job Overview

Covance is hiring a Microbiology Supervisor to join their global team in Indianapolis, IN.

Essential Job Duties:

♦ Managerial and Leadership duties and responsibilities:

o Supervises the day to day production and non-production activities of the local departmental employees.

o Directly monitors the quality of testing services provided by employees under his/her supervision.

o Assigns appropriately trained personnel and ensures sufficient number of staff are available to complete the workload.

♦ Supervision:

o Schedules department personnel appropriately to match the demands of the daily workflow with in the supervised area.

o Provides direct supervision to employees, including assignments, technical and behavioral performance counseling, and troubleshooting.

o Schedules and supervises all non-production activities and obligations of her/his area, such as validations, surveys, etc.

o Provides support as required to the department manager to assist in the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities, including acting as manager, upon delegation, during absences.

♦ Performance Monitoring and Evaluation:

o Assures quality and timely performance of both production and non-production activities under supervision.

o Reports performance and results against targets and global standards.

o Ensures regulatory compliance within his/her supervision.

o Communicates all production and non-production standards, guidelines and information to the supervised staff.

o Ensures on-time delivery of performance reports (PT, QC/PM, Internal and External QC) and responses to inquiries from other functional areas.

o Participates in and supports client visits, audits and inquiries, as necessary, to ensure complete fulfillment of requests and interests.

♦ Personnel:

o Recruits, trains, and contributes to retention efforts of employees.

o Conducts technical training and development of staff as needed.

o Supports the departmental manager in assessing and meeting the resource needs.

o Supports the development of plans to meet future resource needs.

o Evaluates the performance of employees.

o Works with department manager to establish training plans for the supervised staff.

o Supports the manager in employee evaluations and development plans.

♦ Other:

o Performother duties asrequired, including testing of patient samples in areas of competence.


Education/Qualifications/Certifications and Licenses


♦ BS degree in Biology, Chemistry or other life Science plus 1 year clinical testing experience; or Medical Technology degree.

♦ Prefer professional certification (ASCP, AABB, or other) in area(s) of expertise.

♦ Good command of English.

♦ Computer literate.



Minimum Required:

Requires 6 years of experience in a clinical Microbiology laboratory following clinical training; prior supervisory or management experience is a plus.

Job Number 2017-14010

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