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Laboratory Supervisor / Histology and Immunohistochemistry

Company: Ockham
Location: Los Angeles
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

Job Overview:

Lab Supervisor - Histology

COVANCE is a leading global drug development services company and we provide support to the Pharmaceutical and Biotechnology industries.

We are recruiting for our Central Laboratory in Los Angeles, CA and are currently seeking to hire a Laboratory Supervisor to help support the management of the Histology department.

This is a full time position, based in our Los Angeles, CA office.

About the Job

Within this position, your duties will include:

  • Supervise the day to day production and non-production activities of the local departmental employees in Histology.
  • Directly monitor the quality of testing services provided by employees under his/her supervision.
  • Assign appropriately trained personnel and ensures sufficient number of staff are available to complete the workload.
  • Schedule department personnel appropriately to match the demands of the daily workflow with in the supervised area.
  • Provide direct supervision to employees, including assignments, technical and behavioural performance counselling, and troubleshooting.
  • Schedule and supervises all non-production activities and obligations of her/his area, such as validations, surveys, etc.
  • Provide support as required to the department manager to assist in the fulfillment of his/her responsibilities, including acting as manager, upon delegation, during absences
  • Assure quality and timely performance of both production and non-production activities under supervision.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance within his/her supervision.
  • Communicate all production and non-production standards, guidelines and information to the supervised staff.
  • Ensure on-time delivery of performance reports (PT, QC/PM, Internal and External QC) and responses to inquiries from other functional areas.
  • Recruit, train, and contribute to retention efforts of employees.
  • Support the development of plans to meet future resource needs.
  • Evaluate the performance of employees.
  • Work with department manager to establish training plans for the supervised staff.
  • Support the manager in employee evaluations and development plans.


Minimum Required:

  • BS degree in Biology, Chemistry or other life Science plus 1 year clinical testing experience; or Medical Technology degree.


  • Professional certification (ASCP, AABB, or other) in area(s) of expertise.


Minimum Required:

  • Requires 6 years of experience in a laboratory following clinical training; prior supervisory or management experience is a plus.

Keywords: Ockham, Los Angeles , Laboratory Supervisor / Histology and Immunohistochemistry, Other , Los Angeles, California

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