Laboratory Manager

Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.

Laboratory Manager Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Laboratory Manager to join our team.


  • To liaise with the Technical Manager on matters affecting product safety, integrity, authenticity, quality and legality;
  • Communicate with other departments to ensure the effective flow of information resulting from analyses;
  • Demonstrate strong and active leadership and a commitment to continuous improvement in all areas of control;
  • To ensure that the laboratories comply with the company’s Health & Safety and Food Safety policies;
  • To ensure the required calibration, cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment is carried out in line with requirements;
  • To monitor laboratory supplies and consumables, raising order requisitions to ensure continuity of supply;
  • Responsible for managing all aspects of the domestic cleaning staff including cleaning duties, holiday cover;
  • To implement and maintain lab quality systems based on CLAS requirements and the company’s standard methods and operating procedures;
  • To undertake such other reasonable tasks commensurate with the pay and responsibilities of the role that may from time to time be allocated;
  • To organise laboratory team rotas and holidays to ensure enough resource always appropriate to forecasted volumes and required tasks;
  • Managing Laboratory accounts with Sales and Finance;
  • To implement and maintain lab quality systems based on CLAS requirements and group company’s standard methods and their operating procedures;
  • Oversee the Lab Quality Assurance.


  • Excellent communication, organisation and problem solving skills are essential;
  • A biological degree, MSc or PhD – in Cell Biology, Biomedical Science, Molecular Biology, Applied Biology, Pharmacology,
  • Hands on cell culture experience;
  • Experience in a tissue or blood processing from within a HTA regulated facility would be an advantage;
  • Technical food manufacturing and processing understanding;
  • Organisational skills;
  • Motivational and enthusiastic;
  • Continuous improvement mentality;
  • A logical, and analytical approach;
  • To be able to show vision and have ambition to make change happen;
  • Experience in analytical or microbiological laboratory experience;
  • To inspire and positively influence others;
  • Passionate about the success of the Company;
  • Driven and determined to achieve results;
  • Quality Management System experience.