Supervisor, Microbiology Lab - Food Solutions

Covance Inc Located in: Livermore,  California
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Supervisor, Microbiology Lab, Food Solutions - Livermore, California

2nd shift Tue - Sat


Exciting Opportunity to be part of a new lab set up!  This position requires Contract Laboratory or Microbiology Laboratory experience.

  • Schedules staff and assigns resources. Identifies resource needs and coordinates  installation and maintenance of laboratory equipment and space
  • Reviews data and prepares technical report for clients, as applicable.
  • Reviews cost estimates; compiles and provides revenue and forecast information to appropriate Covance staff, as applicable.
  • Assures staff compliance to SOPs and other regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Develops appropriate training plans and ensures staff are trained.
  • Develops expertise in operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of complex equipment or software.
  • Performs general human resources responsibilities, including recruitment activities, performance evaluations, and progressive discipline.
  • Identifies process improvement opportunities, recommends solutions, and implements action plans.
  • May act as front line contact for internal and external clients.
  • Maintains a clean and safe laboratory work environment.
  • BS/BA degree in Science, or equivalent degree plus 3-4 years related experience in the Microbiology side of Food Science and supervision of laboratory staff. Experience may be substituted for education.


  • Knowledge of appropriate regulatory agency guidelines.
  • Working knowledge of laboratory operations and an understanding of the technical aspects of Microbiology Food Science and laboratory and/or computers and computer software systems.
  • Demonstrates strong organizational and communication skills.
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Covance Inc. is proud to be the only drug development company with a full range of research and development services—from lead optimization, to commercialization and life cycle management. Covance, headquartered in Princeton, NJ, is the drug development business of LabCorp with global operations in more than 30 countries.


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Management / Supervisory
  R&D / Science,  Laboratory
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