Reference Number: JO-2005-449798
Laboratory Director – COVID-19
Rate: Negotiable
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Manchester

Laboratory Director – COVID-19
Competitive Salary
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A leading business within the tech world is opening a new facility in Manchester for the testing of COVID-19. This business are keen to bring on-board a Laboratory Director with experience in leading diagnostic testing services.

The Laboratory Director will be responsible for the scientific oversight of the laboratory design and build. You will be responsible for the performance of testing in a high complexity, accredited laboratory. You will ensure that testing is properly performed, and applicable regulatory standards are met. You will be responsible for ensuring that the laboratory implements testing while consistently providing accurate and reliable test results.

The role will include:
– Ensuring tests that are developed and used in the lab meet quality standards and provide accurate results in a timely fashion
– Recruit, manage and develop a team of individuals who will be involved in shift based laboratory testing
– Ensure the health and safety of staff within the laboratory
– Working on verification and validation activities of test methods to determine accuracy and precision of tests being carried out
– Identify future areas of interest for the business in order to re-purpose the facility when the COVID-19 outbreak is no longer a threat

– PhD in Biomedical sciences related subject
– Experience working as a senior manager within laboratory facilities that are classed as CL2 or CL3
– Strong background in microbiology, virology and diagnostic techniques
– Must have extensive experience directing or supervising high complexity microbiology or virology testing in a laboratory
– Experience carrying out PCR based testing
– Experience running a testing facility operating 24 hours would be advantageous but not essential

Please note this individual will be a on a permanent contract and drive the future adaptation or development of the facility once COVID-19 testing at such a high level is no longer needed.

If this sounds like an exciting opportunity, please apply online. Any queries can be directed to Kimberley Warren on 07900981267 or kimberley.warren@scientificprofessionals.com.

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