Laboratory Manager - Oxford

Job Description

The Role:

This role being made available for an experienced Production and Lab Manager. This role is central to the company to commercialise a variety of R&D projects into final products for infectious diseases and oncology testing. Reporting straight to the Chief Operations Officer, this position involves communicating with R&D, Quality Assurance and Business Development teams to coordinate the manufacturing technique to serve our global customers with high quality products. Another dimension of the role is managing laboratories for the efficient functioning as per our Quality Management System and ISO 13485 certification requirements, as well as ensuring high levels of Health and Safety and operational efficiency.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Making sure that Company products are ready for the global market complying to the company’s ISO 13485 QMS
  • Aiding the Quality Assurance Manager with ISO 13485 and QMS related tasks as needed
  • Taking charge of the full manufacturing operation, both in-house and sub-contract, with help from all departments, to a very high standard
  • Communicating closely with the COO to maximize or improve manufacturing efficiency
  • Managing the production team to ensure supply and demand are met
  • Ensuring all Health and Safety protocols are sought through.
  • Keeping correct records and updating systems as required and making sure that others do the same
  • Maintaining stocks of production reagents
  • Ensuring all the equipment are calibrated
  • Up-keeping stocks of consumables to ensure the smooth running of the laboratory
  • Taking a proactive method in feeding into product development for the company

Skills & Qualification:

  • A technical background, minimum degree level, in molecular biology or similar sector
  • Working experience in GLP, QMS regulated or ISO compliant environment
  • Knowledge of working with quality management systems, particularly ISO13485
  • Great experience in real-time PCR methods
  • Laboratory management experience
  • Manufacturing management experience, both in-house or by contractors
  • Is a team player with fantastic communication skills at all levels