Title: Lab Supervisor (Multiple Openings)
Department: Various departments
Job Type: Regular Full Time
Location: Horsham, PA
Shift: 1st and 2nd
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 NMSLabs.com.
Job Summary:This mid-level to advanced position serves as an organizational leader. Leadership involves responsibilities in three main areas: technical, personnel and processes.
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. Research experience is not accepted.
PhD +2 years clinical experience
MS +4 years clinical experience
BS in MT +6 years clinical experience
BS +7 years clinical experience
Demonstrated leadership experience
*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:
Schedules all resources required for efficient day-to-day operations, including requests for time off
Staffing, training, career development, and performance management for direct reports
Reviews SOPs and methods
Maintains the respective lab department(s) in a state of acceptable inspection readiness to meet applicable regulatory agency standards
Investigates and resolves non-conformities, providing retraining/remediation as needed
Monitors equipment, quality controls, and reagent performance
Coordinates and supervises validation of projects including method improvements and new tests.
Reviews financial statements and supports profitability initiatives
Coordinates laboratory services with other supervisors
Supervises other technical areas as needed
Lead or participate in a Functional Team
Serves as a backup to the Director of Operations in a supervisory capacity if needed
Maintains regular and reliable attendance
Other duties as assigned
Ability to read, write, and understand the English language
Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex technical data, procedures, and instructions in verbal, written, mathematical or diagrammatical form
Knowledge of laboratory safety practices
Ability to appropriately handle technical and clinical inquiries or complaints
Ability to define and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions
Ability to make effective speeches/presentations to management, public groups and/or scientific forums
Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all co-workers
Ability to interpret and apply regulatory standards
Ability to prioritize and designate resources
Ability to adapt to changes
Ability to work both independently and on a team
Ability to develop business relationships and foster cooperation
Possess business acumen
Knowledge of one's strengths and limitations
Skill in projecting competence and professionalism and maintaining confidentiality
Possesses proficiency in LIMS and MS Office applications
Good written and verbal communication skills
Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor
Ability to work effectively with management and technical staff to promote effective workflow
Demonstrates a high level of integrity
Familiarity with law enforcement and forensic science disciplines of Drug Identification and/or forensic toxicology.
Ability to hear
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.
Ability to travel as needed for court testimony.
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.