Covance Supervisor, Microbiology Lab - Food Solutions in Livermore, California

Job Overview

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.

Job Number 2018-18871

Job Category Nutritional Chemistry

Position Type Full-Time

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