Laboratory Operations Manager

Laboratory Operations Manager Job Description Template

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


  • Demonstrate excellence in sample preparation;
  • Identify risks to quality and create mitigations;
  • Review and update Venipuncture, vital signs collection, and biosample processing procedures as necessary;
  • Help ensure we are prepared for each participant that comes in for an exam;
  • Develop new capabilities to process and or test samples;
  • Review and update health and safety guidelines per regulatory requirements;
  • Manage Inventory of supplies using database and other software tools;
  • Ensure we have proper equipment, supplies, and workspace environment;
  • Manage assembling and preparing sample collection kits, proper labels, and packaging for shipment;
  • Work with and help train a team of rotating Clinical Staff members;
  • Manage the preparation of blood, saliva, and urine samples for analysis at various laboratories;
  • Develop new training materials for sample preparation procedures.


  • Ability to work with multidisciplinary team and the drive to thrive in a high-pressure, fast paced environment;
  • Clear written and verbal communication;
  • Skill at coaching and supporting; can put yourself in other people’s shoes easily and know how to make them feel cared for;
  • Ability to explain complex medical terms and procedures in a manner that is easily understood by a non-medical audience;
  • 2 years minimum CLIA-certified Laboratory experience;
  • You have built a clinical laboratory capability at a previous employer;
  • Focus and attention to detail;
  • Reliable, responsible; you’re the one people come to for problem-solving or planning something complicated;
  • Laboratory safety and quality assurance experience;
  • Ability to develop processes that are trainable and to identify automation opportunities in these processes.