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Laboratory Manager (Ref 09/1707/JK)

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  • Great career opportunity in Auckland with further growth prospects
  • Consulting laboratory environment
  • Challenging opportunity with plenty of variety – formulation, BD, management

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and hardworking Lab Manager to join this busy lab environment with an exciting hard working and tight knit team.

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Job Category: Science & Technology

Job Type: Full-Time

Area: Auckland-Central

Published: July 11, 2019

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Our client is an accredited consulting laboratory offering a range of comprehensive analytical services which are often customised as per client specifications. They require a proven analytical chemist with supervisory experience to manage and lead a small team of experienced analysts. This is a small team and so there is a lot of variety and someone who has experience with formulations as well as good customer / client facing experience will be at an advantage.


Key Tasks will include:

  • Directing, Managing and Mentoring.
  • Allocating and prioritising projects as well as client management
  • Strategically growing the laboratory’s capabilities.
  • Planning, budgeting and reporting.
  • Developing and maintaining excellent client relationships
  • Leading Health & Safety and drive Quality Standards.
  • Maintain IANZ accreditation.
  • Lead process improvement initiatives
  • Method development, validation, technical writing of SOPs and new methods.

The successful candidate will ideally possess the following skills and attributes:

  • Relevant Tertiary qualification in Chemistry.
  • Minimum 10 years’ analytical chemistry laboratory experience analysing environmental, agrichemical or veterinary medicines in an industrial or consulting lab environment is highly desirable.
  • Experience across GLP, ISO17025 setting.
  • Strong knowledge of HPLC, GC, LC-MS, etc.
  • Proven leadership and people management skills.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Previous experience in a role involving Business Development, or an interest in BD is highly desirable.

This is a challenging role requiring diverse managerial and technical skills at the same time having an innovative approach to running the lab. The position offers an excellent remuneration package and the opportunity for an accomplished senior analytical chemist seeking that ‘next step up’ as well as an opportunity to build onto this already strong laboratory.


Apply today with an up to date CV and Cover Letter in Word format to quoting reference number 09/1907/JK.

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