Sr. Laboratory Operations Production Manager

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Diagnostic testing is a compass, providing information that helps in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of a range of health conditions.

Abbott's life-changing tests and diagnostic tools give you accurate, timely information to better manage your health. We're empowering smarter medical and economic decision making to help transform the way people manage their health at all stages of life. Every day, more than 10 million tests are run on Abbott's diagnostics instruments, providing lab results for millions of people.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Sr. Laboratory Operations Production Manager within our Toxicology BU of Abbott Rapid Diagnostics division located in Richmond, VA. In this role, you will be responsible for maintaining acceptable drug testing laboratory performance in accordance with the SAMHSA mandatory guidelines and those of other regulatory organizations for all screen negative test results generated by the laboratory.

  • Work collaboratively with Lab Director and to ensure effective day-to-day operations in the Toxicology laboratory
  • Develop and implement processes that ensure timely, accurate processing and analysis of samples in each testing phase
  • Continuously assess the health of lab operations to further efficiencies, focus on quality and improve production to drive the development and operationalization of effective processes capable of meeting quality, cost and service objectives
  • Ensure adequate resources - personnel, equipment, etc., - is maintained to support testing
  • Works with laboratory operations team and cross-functional personnel as appropriate to meet department and project objectives.
  • Utilizes current field-specific core technologies and approaches to problem solving.
  • Lead projects and key initiatives, set standards, and train staff.
  • Engage in continuous process and service improvement
  • Evaluate new process improvements and make appropriate recommendations based on thorough evaluation of technical, quality and efficiency impact
  • Assist with monitoring sample progression and respond to sample status inquiries from customer service as needed
  • Adhere to all security procedures for ensuring confidentiality of donor information
  • Must comply with company policies

  • Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences in biology, chemistry, pharmacology, and/or toxicology

  • Master's Degree in Toxicology or equivalent body of study.
  • Project Management

  • Advanced ability to understand analytical techniques and procedures
  • Advanced ability to understand laboratory instrumentation
  • Ability to understand certification requirements for SAMHSA, CAP-FUDT, and other regulatory bodies
  • Advanced ability to understand the function of a Laboratory Information System (LIS) and other laboratory computer systems
  • Advanced ability to communicate ideas
  • Advanced ability to teach others
  • Advanced ability to write technical procedures


At Abbott, you can have a good job that can grow into a great career. We offer:

  • 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 history of being actively involved in local communities

Learn more about our benefits that add real value to your life to help you live fully:

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