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Section Supervisor

Supervises laboratory unit. Assists in overseeing and supervising daily work activities within the laboratory unit to ensure efficient and effective scientific and administrative operations. Operates, maintains, and repairs clinical laboratory equipment within the scope of training including routine preventive maintenance, calibrations, and safety checks. Oversees and reviews area weekly and monthly Quality Control and maintaining QC database. Set up and validate new assays as assigned by the manager.

Essential Functions
  • Performs and reports routine and complex laboratory analyses that require advanced evaluation and judgment skills. Uses set protocols and guidelines to evaluate credibility and accuracy of test results and provides data for validation to supervisors and managers. Performs work in an efficient manner by coordinating personnel and testing steps to achieve maximum productivity.
  • Ensures that quality control procedures are carried out. Monitors and resolves instrument problems. Implements new technology and instruments for unit according to established protocols.
  • Gathers data for quality improvement activities within section and participates in comparison studies of precision, accuracy, and linearity for new or existing assays according to established protocols.
  • In conjunction with laboratory senior management, develops new policies and procedures for the unit and writes Standard Operating Procedures.
  • Serves in a mentor to team members providing guidance and reviewing and checking work. Trains and assesses the competency of staff in the unit and issues formal evaluations. Recruits, interviews, and hires new staff.
Regularly interacts with non-laboratory departments to organize work flow, trouble shoot problems, and find resolution in order to meet client expectations.

Job Qualification:

Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification

Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to 0 to 5 years).

1+ year of leadership responsibility

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Excellent critical thinking skills
  • Exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Proven problem solving/troubleshooting abilities
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities
  • Ability to provide guidance on analytical issues and regulatory requirements
  • Ability to adapt to changes in workflow, unusual circumstances, and high pressure and time sensitive environments
  • Ability to work well in a collaborative team environment

Diversity Statement

PPD is proud to be an affirmative action employer that values diversity as a strength and fosters an environment of mutual respect. PPD is committed to providing equal employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, pregnancy, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, veteran status or status within any other protected group.

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