Laboratory Manager - Inorganic Testing

Chicago, Illinois

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Company Description

Eurofins Scientific is an international life sciences company, providing a unique range of analytical testing services to clients across multiple industries, to make life and our environment safer, healthier and more sustainable. From the food you eat, to the water you drink, to the medicines you rely on, Eurofins laboratories work with the biggest companies in the world to ensure the products they supply are safe, their ingredients are authentic, and labelling is accurate.

Eurofins is dedicated to delivering testing services that contribute to the health and safety of society and the planet, and to its corporate responsibility to protect the environment and ensure diversity, equity, and inclusion across the entire network of Eurofins companies.

Job Description

Eurofins Environment Testing North Central is searching for a Laboratory Manager in University Park, IL.

The Laboratory Manager serves as a technical resource for Eurofins Environment Testing USA personnel and clients in their field of expertise. Researches, develops, and implements new analytical methods and recommends process improvements to existing analyses. Manages technical projects and conducts evaluation of technologies. Writes and reviews laboratory SOPs and trains employees on methods and procedures. Performs sample analysis and final data review, and maintains and troubleshoots laboratory instruments.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Acts as a resource to laboratory personnel as needed to provide technical guidance and assistance.
  • Assist in training and mentoring associates in the laboratory
  • Ensure adherence to highest quality and efficiency standards in laboratory operations
  • Ensure coverage and performance
  • Foster morale and teamwork
  • Solves technical problems in the laboratory including troubleshooting instruments and develops or modifies methods as needed to meet customer requirements.
  • Performs sample analyses, data write up, and final data review.
  • Maintains and repairs analytical instruments to reduce downtime.
  • Install new instruments and execute applicable method development
  • Consults with clients, regulators, and others regarding technical aspects of analyses.
  • Suggests and implements process improvements to maximize productivity, save costs, and decrease turn around time.
  • Develops or amends department SOP's.
  • Participates in Eurofins'best practice process to spread best technical practices and develop Eurofins'Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs). Leads the implementation and follow-up of the best practices and SOPs in the laboratory.
  • Evaluates and adapts new technologies and methodologies.
  • Performs non-routine analysis as required to meet the needs of current long-term clients or as a means to capture new clients in support of business development efforts.
  • Manages technical projects.
  • Prepares reports and recommendations for senior laboratory management.
  • Sets up and conducts training for analyst and technicians in area of expertise.
  • Assists in the development of health and safety protocols.
  • Consults with Project Managers and sales staff regarding analytical techniques and capabilities.
  • Investigates issues raised by clients, QA, sales, and other departments to find root cause and implement corrective action and proper response.
  • Contributes technical information and evaluation for deciding major new equipment purchases and capital expenditures.
  • Carries out technical and business tasks as assigned by the Business Unit Manager
The ideal candidate would possess:
  • Analytical chemistry principles
  • Mathematical principles and concepts
  • Instrument methodology
  • QA principles
  • Regulatory methods
  • Instrumental techniques
  • Laboratory operations
  • Strong math and problem solving skills
  • Analyze and assess data
  • Repair and troubleshoot instrumentation
  • Handle multiple priorities
  • Keep up with new and developing technologies in area of expertise.
  • Cooperate and coordinate with other analysts/technicians in developing new technologies.
  • Meet cost and timeliness goals in management of short-term technical projects.
  • Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills
  • Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude
  • Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies
  • Strong leadership, initiative, and teambuilding skills


Basic Minimum Qualifications:
  • BS/BA degree in Chemistry or related field from an accredited university
  • Minimum 5 years experience in an analytical laboratory. Supervisory experience preferred
  • Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship

Additional Information

Full-time position Monday- Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Candidates located within commutable distance of our University Park, IL laboratory are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range varies on experience level.

We support your development!Do you feel you don't match 100% of the requirements? Don't hesitate to apply anyway! Eurofins companies are committed to supporting your career development.

We embrace diversity!Eurofins network of companies believe in strength and innovation through diversity, being an Equal Opportunity Employer. We prohibit discrimination against employees or applications based on gender identity and/or expression, race, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, and everything else that makes employees of Eurofins companies unique.

Sustainability matters to us!We are well on our way to achieving our objective of carbon neutrality by 2025, through a combination of emission reduction and compensation initiatives. We encourage our laboratory leaders to make sustainable changes at their local level, and in addition to their initiatives we also count on our dedicated carbon reduction team to help us to achieve this goal!

Find out more in our career page:

We do not offer Visa Sponsorship for this role.

Eurofins is aM/F, Disabled, and Veteran Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer.

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