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Lab Director


Denver, CO

Posted 2 weeks ago

Messina Group seeks a Lab Director.

Summary:  Reports to the Chief Executive Officer and the Chief of Staff. The Director works closely with the laboratory management team and provides supervision to laboratory personnel. Will provide training for new hires to ensure that laboratory staff are familiar with procedures and protocols specific to the lab. Responsible for ensuring the production of accurate and timely data and analytics. The position is also responsible for preparing laboratory budgets and managing laboratory operations within established budgets.
Our client is engaged in many dynamic, complex projects. The Lab Director will organize multiple simultaneous projects across a challenging variety of sample matrices. The position will lead project execution and provide technical supervision on customer and internal projects. The Lab Director will also serve as a technical expert on laboratory activities including, but not limited to, analysis, method development, method validation, and instrument maintenance. The position requires strong critical thinking skills, organization, and attention to detail.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise laboratory employees, including senior chemists and laboratory analysts
  • Conduct analytical laboratory investigations, experiments, and/or research activities, apply statistical techniques to validate methods, analyze testing data, and prepare laboratory certificates of analysis
  • Add internal standards, prepare quality control samples, and conduct other quality control functions
  • Ensure accurate review and timely reporting of analytical results
  • Complies with and supports the continuous improvement of the ISO 17025 Laboratory Management System
  • Perform system suitability checks, preventive maintenance, and calibration of analytical instrumentation including LC-MS/MS, GC-MS/MS, GC-TOF-MS, ICP-OES, and ICP-MS
  • Identify non-conformances, perform root cause analysis, and issue corrective actions
  • Ensure training and competency assessments are performed to maintain the competency of all laboratory personnel who conduct pre-analytical, analytical, and post-analytical phases of testing
  • Prepare annual budgets for laboratory spending and provide routine updates and reports on performance against the budget
  • Plan laboratory resources and make recommendations for promotions, new hires, and disciplinary actions as needed

Other Details:

  • Schedule:  8am-5pm
  • Location:  Denver
Contact the Recruiter:
Kimberly Parks
Talent Acquisition Advisor
Kimberly Parks
Talent Acquisition Advisor
(847) 692-0621
(847) 692-0621
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We provide and promote equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression.
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