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Screening Laboratory Manager

Company: Abbott
Location: Santa Rosa
Posted on: September 12, 2019

Job Description:



At Abbott, diverse ideas, perspectives, and expertise allow us to create the life-changing solutions that help people live healthier lives. In 150 countries and with businesses spanning nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices, and branded generic pharmaceuticals, Abbott offers you enormous opportunities to explore your interests and help you achieve your career and personal goals.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Screening Lab Manager within our Abbott Rapid Diagnostics business located at Santa Rosa, CA. In this role, you will The Screening Laboratory Manager is responsible for the planning, coordination and control of the pre-analytical (specimen receiving and accessioning) and analytical process (specimen screening) in the screening lab. Communication with the direct supervisor and other lab management is essential for smooth operations of the screening laboratory. The manager will ensure smooth operation of the screening laboratory and responsible be for supervising all personnel involved in the process.

Abbott Rapid Diagnostics (formerly Alere) is part of Abbotts Diagnostics family of businesses, bringing together exceptional teams of experts and industry leading technologies to support diagnostic testing which provides important information for treatment and management of diseases and other conditions.


* Overseeing the specimen receipt and screening process and ensuring adequate personnel coverage at all times to meet the turn-around time requirements. A staff schedule must be maintained at all times and be available for review by the lab management.

* Determining the human and material resources required to maintain optimal production workflows and coordinating the requests for resources (human and material) with the Laboratory Operations Director to ensure adequacy of resources.

* Monitoring production standards and implementing quality assurance programs in the department in consultation with the QA manager.

* Participating in laboratory management meetings and liaising with different departments, e.g. confirmation, QA etc..

* Working with other managers to implement the company's policies and goals.

* Ensuring that health and safety guidelines are followed. Suggesting improvements or changes as necessary.

* Ensuring that a professional work environment is maintained at all times.

* Managing, supervising and motivating workers to promote a team concept.

* Reviewing worker performance and facilitating employee competency assessment by CLS personnel. Providing documentation of the training and competency assessment to the QA manager in a timely manner.

* Hiring new department personnel. in coordination with the Lab Manager.

* Performing employee training and identifying training needs. Filling the training gaps in consultation with Director of Lab Operations.

* Performing safety and orientation training for the temporary workers in the department.

* Report all equipment issues to the Instrumentation Manager to facilitate repair.

* Report and co-ordinate the troubleshooting of any IT related issues (Tox 2 etc.).

* Document corrective actions on errors identified in the screening process.

* Complete and provide the QA report for the department to the Chief Toxicologist and the Laboratory Operations Director on a monthly basis.


* A bachelor's degree in Chemistry, Toxicology, Medical Technology or, related chemical or biological sciences along with at least 2 years laboratory experience are required.

* 2 Years previous Supervisory experience required.


At Abbott, we're committed to helping people live their best possible life through the power of health. For more than 125 years, we've brought new products and technologies to the world -- in nutrition, diagnostics, medical devices and branded generic pharmaceuticals -- that create more possibilities for more people at all stages of life. Today, 99,000 of us are working to help people live not just longer, but better, in the more than 150 countries we serve.


We provide reasonable accommodation to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation, please send an email to

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