Microbiology Operations Supervisor

  • Location: Madison, Wisconsin
  • Type: Direct Hire
  • Job #38774

Microbiology Operations Supervisor
Madison, Wisconsin

Our Client is looking to bring on a Microbiology Supervisor to their food sample analysis team. This is a great opportunity for those looking to take the next step in their scientific career. Our Client is hiring immediately. Don’t delay, apply today!

Type: Direct Hire
Schedule: Monday through Friday, Day Shift
Pay: $55K – $65K based on experience


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Microbiology, Food Science, or another related field.
  • 2-5 years of relevant laboratory experience in a cGMP regulated environment.
  • Requires a broad spectrum of laboratory procedures in Microbiology, Chemistry, and food science.
  • 2 years of LIMS (Laboratory Information Management Systems) experience.
  • Strong communication and leadership skills.


  • Supervise the activities of departmental personnel to ensure operations are in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures and assigned tasks.
  • Communicate any emerging client requirements to laboratory personnel as needed.
  • Communicate procedural and operational difficulties and delays to client service personnel or the client as required.
  • Read, calculate and record analysis data to produce a report for the client. Correct any discrepancies that occur.
  • Administer corporate human resource programs relating to employee recruitment and retention, compensation, training and development, equal employment opportunity, performance appraisal, and employment record documentation.
  • Educate and train departmental personnel on correct procedures and new analysis methods. Evaluate current methods and recommend modifications as new procedures become available.
  • Arrange and document work schedules for departmental personnel so that analysis is accurately completed to maintain effective and efficient operations.
  • Assist departmental personnel with analysis tasks as needed to ensure timely results.
  • Maintain supplies and instrumentation for operating departments.
  • Responsibility and authority, in conjunction with the Operations Manager or Lab Director, to cease specific analyses under their responsibility when evidence from the quality system indicated the process is not in control and the quality of the results is compromised as a result of the non-conformances.
  • Maintain knowledge of Laboratory Information Management System (LIMS) that is required to complete job responsibilities.
  • Ensure that employees obtain knowledge of LIMS sufficient to perform job responsibilities. Institute and maintain systems to monitor and verify related LIMS training.
  • Maintain expertise in the field of food science by attending relevant seminars and using available reading material.
  • Support corporate quality and continuous improvement process.
  • This position has the responsibility and authority to initiate action to prevent or minimize departures from the quality system or test procedures. This authority includes addressing resource needs to properly address issues such as client turn-around time requirements, overtime limits, employee turnover, work stoppage and assures the appropriate type and number of materials are ready and available for use.
  • Perform other related tasks as needed.

Candidates must take a background check and drug screening for this opportunity.


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