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Lead Laboratory Technician/Technologist


Last Updated: 11/30/21

Job Description

Lead Laboratory Technician

The Lead Laboratory Technician provides leadership oversight to Lab Technicians and Lab Assistants and ensures excellence in all aspects of laboratory operations; conducts competency assessments; maintains compliance with all quality assurance and control processes; manages the lab staffing, productivity level, and develops/monitors performance improvement, training, safety, quality, and regulatory standards; ensures budgetary goals are met and continuous improvement processes are taught and supported; accountable for adherence to state and federal rules and regulations; ensures compliance with Federal, State, and Local agencies.

• Management of approximately 3-10 reference laboratory personnel in a fast-paced, accuracy-dependent environment. Supervision of and leadership in optimizing technical laboratory processes.
• Manage the hiring, performance evaluations, scheduling, and training of Reference Lab Personnel
• Uphold rapid turn-around times of specimen samples by effectively managing staff and utilizing resources while maintaining high standards of accuracy. Committed to continuous process improvement to improve efficiency.
• Sustain close and effective communications with the Quality Department and all Laboratory Support Teams and recommend and assist in the implementation of goals and objectives; implement approved policies and procedures and ensure they are maintained.
• Provide lab training to Lab Assistants and Lab Techs on proper lab methods, processes and procedures
• Effectively lead in a complex environment, set clear expectations, coach and mentor for success. Responsible for team member engagement and retention through practices that promote communication, recognition, teamwork, and effective employee relations practices. Dedicated to personal and professional development for self and laboratory team.
• Effective communication within team and cross functional teams. Attends and participates in team meetings.
• Responsible for operational excellence which includes managing laboratory budget, oversight of inventory management, and equipment needs/maintenance.
• Perform other duties as directed by supervisor.

Required Skills, Education, and Experience
Successful candidate must be detail-oriented, organized, and dependable
• 1+ years of lab supervisory experience
• Associates or Bachelors Degree preferred or equivalent combination of education and experience
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
• Ability to travel for training highly desired

Preferred candidate qualifications:
• A.A.S. Medical Laboratory Technician/A.A.S Veterinary Technology/BS Medical Technologist/Clinical Laboratory Scientist

License or Certificate:
• BA/BS in an applicable area of study (proof of education will be required upon hire)
• 2+ years working laboratory experience

Full time



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Company Details

Parsippany, New Jersey, United States
Zoetis discovers, develops, manufactures and commercializes medicines, vaccines and diagnostic products, which are complemented by biodevices, genetic tests and precision livestock farming. Zoetis serves veterinarians, livestock producers and people who raise and care for farm and companion animals in more than 100 countries.