Biological / Scientific / Pharmaceutical / Medical Research
Wage / Salary:
R - Market Related - P/M (Per Month)
A leading microbiological testing laboratory primarily operating in the food industry is seeking an Assistant Microbiology Laboratory Manager to join their team.
Duties & Responsibilities
Responsibilities will include but are not limited to: Assisting the Laboratory Manager in planning and managing the overall functioning of the Microbiology Laboratory, performing general senior responsibilities and microbiological analyses to ensure best practice is upheld according to ISO 17025 within the laboratory. Ensure that the Instruments are calibrated, used and verified accordingly. Report instruments that require maintenance, repair or calibration to the Manager. Ensure effective stock control. Monitoring technical performance in the laboratory to ensure efficient sample flow in the laboratory. Complete all documents with all details required highlighting any deviation or non-conformance on the laboratory report. Investigate non-conformances and customer complaints. Initiate, review and implements SOP’s where necessary. Maintaining SANAS accreditation for the Microbiology Laboratory together with the Laboratory Manager. Ensure staff are technically competent to perform their duties and train staff on new or updated procedures. Maintaining customer relationships together with the client relationship representative.
Desired Experience & Qualification
BSc Hons in Microbiology or Biotechnology with 5 years’ experience in an ISO 17025 accredited facility. SANAS technical signatory. Laboratory management experience required.
Additional Requirements: Be able to work under pressure with a customer-centric attitude and excellent interpersonal communication skills. Detail orientated with leadership and people management skills. Individuals must be thoroughly conversant with QA/QC and standard operating procedures. Completed ISO 17025 auditors course and preferably have experience in a food microbiology laboratory.
Package & Remuneration
Market-related, based on experience
*Only candidates that meet all the requirements should apply
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