Laboratory Services Supervisor

Omega Diagnostics Ltd
23 Jul 2019
19 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Laboratory Services Supervisor
Location: Littleport, Ely, Cambridgeshire - CB6 1SE
Salary: GBP23,690-GBP25,750 DOE
Contract: Permanent, Full time
Omega Diagnostics Ltd. are a UK based healthcare company headquartered in Alva near Stirling in Scotland and founded in 1987. We employ approximately 140 staff between two sites in Alva and Littleport, Cambridgeshire. We are moving to a customer built new facility in Ely in autumn 2019: 202 Lancaster Way Business Park, Ely CB6 3NX.
We develop and manufacture a range of immunodiagnostic products covering three disease areas: allergy and autoimmune, food intolerance and infectious disease. Our mission is to improve human health and well-being through innovative diagnostic tests and global partnerships. We have recently launched a novel instrument-free, rapid, lateral flow CD4 test which is used for identifying and managing patients with advanced HIV who are particularly at risk of opportunistic infections.
Job Purpose:
The Cambridge Nutritional Sciences Laboratory (CNS Lab) is a service laboratory specialising in ELISA assays for food intolerance and gastrointestinal health.
Laboratory services are supplied to clients via healthcare professionals and international partners
The role of the position is to provide supervision of all aspects of the CNS laboratory operations, sample processing and analysis
Laboratory Services Supervisor: - Key Responsibilities
• Supervise by setting high standards and leading by example
• Specimen logging, registration and preparation
• Ability to perform tests unsupervised and to a high standard
• Adhere to SOP's and maintain key processes to ensure efficient running of the laboratory
• Ensuring all health and safety procedures are adhered to when handling samples and cleaning and sterilising equipment and the laboratory work areas.
• To take responsibility for stocks of consumables and to place orders as required.
Key Skills:
• Effective team member and leader
• Be able to work and make decisions alone
• Good Time management and be able to prioritise effectively
• Organised and solution orientated working to troubleshoot problems through to resolution
• Able to use computers competently and efficiently
• Experience of using ELISA technology
Additional Responsibilities:
• To maintain the throughput of the workload to stated turnaround times.
• Identify and organise resolution of any equipment failures.
Staff Training:
• Develop an understanding of the scientific and analytical background of the laboratory work.
• Undertake any additional training required to perform the role adequately.
• Supervise training of additional staff.
Continuing Professional Development:
• Understand own role and be aware of the management structure of the department.
• Participate in appropriate activities designed for CPD.
• Contribute to service initiatives within the laboratory setting.
Quality Assurance:
• Observe departmental Quality Control procedures.
• Standard Operating Procedures (SOP's).
Personal Qualities:
• Customer Focus: takes responsibility for customer satisfaction and looks to drive improvement
• Accountability: actively asks "what more can I do"
• Collaboration: supports colleagues, clear communication and celebrates success
• Respect & Honesty: open and transparent, treats others well and builds trust with others
Qualifications & Experience:
• Degree BSc (Biology, Biochemistry, Immunology or related)
• Minimum of 2 year's related work experience
Supervisory Responsibilities:
• Experience in a supervisory role
Due to the volume of applications we are unable to respond to all applications. If you do not hear from us in four weeks please assume that your application has been unsuccessful.
If you feel you have the necessary skills and experience to be successful in this role click on "APPLY" today, forwarding an up to date copy of your CV for consideration in the first instance.
No agencies please.