Laboratory Supervisor, First review/Positive Certifying

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Our location in Richmond, VA currently has an opportunity for a First review/Positive Certifying Laboratory Supervisor . The Supervisor position of LC/MS/MS - GC/MS department is located at our SAMHSA/CAP FDT certified laboratory located in Richmond, VA. In this role, the individual will be responsible for the day to day operations of the department, the training and competence of the staff and maintaining acceptable performance in the preparation and testing of urine and oral fluids in the LC-GC testing area in accordance with all applicable company and regulatory standards.

  • Coordinate and direct daily activities of laboratory personnel, including issuing assignments and making work schedules
  • Supervising the operation of the GC/MS and LC/MS/MS instruments along with initial review of data
  • Ensure complete and proper training of employees and provide regular performance feedback and coaching
  • Perform competency evaluations of LC-GC personnel
  • Ensure compliance of quality standards and SOP in the LC-GC department
  • Review, certify and release confirmation test results of urine and oral fluid specimens - As needed
  • Knowledge of testing methodologies (LCMSMS, GCMS, Immunoassay - EIA, ELISA)
  • Legal testimony to laboratory results - As needed
  • Provide input and recommendations to improve daily operations
  • Maintain the department in an inspection-ready state at all times
  • Domestic travel may be required when subpoenaed to testify in legal proceedings. Travel to other domestic Toxicology facilities may also be required.
  • The individual may be required to work varying shifts or weekends to meet business needs
  • Enforce and adhere to all security procedures for ensuring confidentiality of donor information.
  • Enforce and adhere to all established guidelines outlined in the Employee Handbook.
  • Must comply with company policies.


  • Bachelor's degree in chemistry, biology or life science related
  • Experience with GC/MS and LC/MS/MS instrumentation and analysis
  • 6+ years of relevant laboratory experience

  • Advanced ability to understand analytical methods and procedures
  • Advanced ability to understand and operate laboratory instrumentation
  • Advanced ability to understand certification requirements for SAMHSA, CAP-FDT, and other relevant regulatory bodies.
  • Advanced ability to understand the function of a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other laboratory computer systems

  • Ability to understand laboratory instrumentation
  • Proficiency in analytical techniques and procedures
  • Ability to cope with stress due to production obligations
  • Ability to cope with stress of department oversight
  • Ability to understand and then communicate laboratory operations and the laboratory's process flow
  • Ability to make administrative decisions and judgments
  • Ability to communicate effectively and provide training
  • Ability to effectively manage time and schedules
  • Ability to monitor and/or maintain quality control standards
  • Ability to provide input and recommendations on operations
  • Ability to read and comprehend the SOP, HHS Mandatory Guidelines, Federal (49 CFR Part 40), CLIA and CAP-FDT guidelines

  • Ability to lift and/or move 25 pounds
  • Ability to have full body movement
  • Must have vision and hearing corrected to meet minimum acceptable norms

  • May be potential exposure to toxic or hazardous materials
  • Climate controlled office and testing laboratory environment


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:
  • A fast-paced work environment where your safety is our priority
  • Production areas that are clean, well-lit, and temperature-controlled
  • Training and career development , with onboarding programs for new employees and tuition assistance
  • Financial security through competitive compensation, incentives, and retirement plans
  • Health care and well-being programs including medical, dental, vision, wellness, and occupational health programs
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) retirement savings with a generous company match
  • The stability of a company with a record of strong financial performance and a history of being actively involved in local communities

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