Technical Lead
Horsham, PA 
Posted 10 days ago
Job Description

Title: Technical Lead (Multiple Openings)

Department: Operations Technical Improvement

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Location: Horsham, PA

Shift: 1st

Company Summary:

NMS Labs has developed an extensive menu of more than 2,500 tests to support clients in forensic, criminalistic, public health and clinical fields. For over 50 years, our clients have relied on NMS Labs for unique testing solutions that demonstrate our company core values of Quality, Integrity, Service, Innovation and Engagement. As we work to increase the company's positive impact on public health and public safety, we are seeking talented professionals to join us for the journey! We invite you to learn more about our company by visiting

Job Summary:

The Technical Lead will have focused responsibility for at least one area of technology to maintain quality, efficiency, profitability, and service. The Technical Lead will work with the R&D Technical Directors, Supervisors, and laboratory staff in assigned areas to make recommendations on best practices regarding performance of methods, use and maintenance of instrumentation, and troubleshooting methodologies. The Technical Lead will serve as a liaison between Technical Directors, engineers, and laboratorians, effectively triaging escalations for method and instrument troubleshooting.


  • Bachelors or master's degree in Medical Technology, Chemical, Physical, or Biological Science.
  • Required clinical experience is dependent upon degree. Clinical experience refers to hospital or reference laboratory, testing human samples only.
  • PhD +1 years clinical experience

  • MS +3 years clinical experience

  • BS +5 years clinical experience

  • Demonstrated ability to perform method improvement and/or method troubleshooting in a regulated laboratory setting.

  • Hands-on experience in operations, advanced chromatographic separation science, spectroscopy analysis, and/or other analytical techniques. Preferred experience with at least one of the following: Waters LCMS systems, Sciex LCMS systems, Agilent LCMS, GC, GCMS, TOF, and ICPMS systems.

*NMS Labs requires applicants to submit official or unofficial transcripts prior to extending an offer and those without transcripts will not be considered.

  • Minimum of 22 semester credit hours in college-level chemistry coursework including coursework and labs:
    • General Chemistry I & II (8 credits)
    • Organic Chemistry I & II (8 credits)
    • Two, 3-semester hr courses from the following possibilities: Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Informatics, Instrumental Analysis, Mass Spectrometry, Quantitative Analysis, Separation Science, Spectroscopic Analysis, Biochemistry, Drug Metabolism, Forensic Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Toxicology

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Triage, troubleshoot and investigate challenges associated with approved laboratory testing through dynamic collaboration with cross-functional project teams and/or quality stakeholders.

  • Strong collaboration with fellow analytical and engineering colleagues as well as cross-functional partners to ensure remediation, long-term resolve and implementation of best practices.

  • Monitor quality control patterns, as well as internal and external proficiency testing performance; participate in corrective and preventive action investigations, as needed.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Understand basic elements for teamwork and be successful in a cross functional team environment

  • Possesses oral and written communication skills, and good computer skills (including use of word processors, spreadsheets and data analysis software).

  • Ability to read, analyze, interpret and present complex technical data, procedures, and instructions in verbal, written, mathematical or diagrammatical form.

Physical Demands:

  • Vision (with correction) including color, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Standing, reaching with hands and arms, and using hands and fingers to manipulate instrument or equipment controls, computer keyboard, office equipment, objects or tools

  • Movement from one work location to another

  • Sitting and standing, sometimes for extended periods of time

  • Lifting objects up to 20 lbs.

  • Exposure to intermittent or constant sounds generated by equipment

  • Exposure to fumes, noxious odors and dust

  • Handling of biological material and blood-borne pathogens

  • Handling of toxic or caustic chemicals

  • Proximity to moving parts

Offers of employment are made contingent upon a nationwide background investigation and urine drug screen with results satisfactory to standards of employment at NMS. NMS requires all employees to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled Armed Forces Service medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge), domestic violence victim status, arrest record, or predisposing genetic characteristics.

We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, orhterwise qaulified disability, or protected verteran status (disabled Armed Forces Service medal, recently spearated, active duty or campaign badge).


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1+ years
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