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Laboratory Supervisor

Laboratory Supervisor in Danbury, CT



Reports To: Laboratory Director

Supervises: Laboratory Analysts and Technicians

*Requires knowledge of Mass Spectrometry and toxology experience
Masters in Chemistry and one year of supervisory experience highly preferred

Summary: The Laboratory Supervisor is responsible for general and technical oversight of the laboratory. Must be accessible to provide consultation either on-site, by telephone, or electronically. In addition, the Laboratory Supervisor:

Ø Verifies test procedures performed and establishes the laboratory’s performance criteria, including accuracy and precision of each test and test system.

Ø Enrolls the laboratory in an approved PT program commensurate with services offered

Ø Establishes a quality control program appropriate for the testing performed

Ø Establishes the acceptable levels of analytic performance, and ensures these levels are maintained throughout the testing process

Ø Resolves technical problems and ensures remedial actions are taken whenever test systems deviate from the laboratory’s established performance specifications

Ø Ensures all corrective action has been taken, the test system is functioning properly and that is not affecting patient test results.

Ø Identifies training needs and ensures testing personnel receive regular in-service training

Ø Evaluates the competency of all testing personnel on an ongoing basis

Ø Provides day-to-day supervision of personnel performing high complexity testing

Ø Monitors test analyses and specimen examinations to ensure that acceptable levels of analytic performance are maintained

Ø Providing orientation to all testing personnel

Ø Fulfills certain responsibilities if delegated by the laboratory director

Job Duties:

Sample extraction

Data analysis 

Immunoassay analyzer operation and maintenance 

Immunoassay analyzer troubleshooting 

LCMSMS operation, maintenance, troubleshooting 

Methods development and validation 

SOP writing/ revising 

Results reporting 


Education/Experience/Knowledge: At least Masters of Science degree in Chemistry, Toxicology or related lab science AND 1 year laboratory training or experience in high complexity lab AND knowledge of chromatography/mass spectrometry essential

Leadership/Initiative Abilities: Supervisor ability

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