• Supervisor, Microbiology Lab - Food Solutions

    Job Location(s) US-CA-Livermore
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    Nutritional Chemistry
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  • Job Overview

    Supervisor, Microbiology Lab, Food Solutions - Livermore, California

    2nd shift Tue - Sat


    Exciting Opportunity to be part of a new lab set up!  This position requires Contract Laboratory or Microbiology Laboratory experience.

    • Schedules staff and assigns resources. Identifies resource needs and coordinates  installation and maintenance of laboratory equipment and space
    • Reviews data and prepares technical report for clients, as applicable.
    • Reviews cost estimates; compiles and provides revenue and forecast information to appropriate Covance staff, as applicable.
    • Assures staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
    • Develops appropriate training plans and ensures staff are trained.
    • Develops expertise in operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of complex equipment or software.
    • Performs general human resources responsibilities, including recruitment activities, performance evaluations, and progressive discipline.
    • Identifies process improvement opportunities, recommends solutions, and implements action plans.
    • May act as front line contact for internal and external clients.
    • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.


    • BS/BA degree in Science, or equivalent degree plus 3-4 years related experience in the Microbiology side of Food Science and supervision of laboratory staff. Experience may be substituted for education.



    • Knowledge of appropriate regulatory agency guidelines.
    • Working knowledge of laboratory operations and an understanding of the technical aspects of Microbiology Food Science and laboratory and/or computers and computer software systems.
    • Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills.


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