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Laboratory Manager – HCPC Registered

At YorkTest, we have an exciting opportunity for a HCPC Registered Laboratory Manager based at our York laboratory.

Overall purpose of the role:

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– To ensure all samples are tested within the desired test turnaround time allocated

– Ensuring that all products and test results meet QC specifications before release

– Maintain a high degree of quality and attention to detail in all aspects of work

– To be responsible for laboratory throughput and turnaround times, ensure all laboratory KPIs are met

– Assist the Laboratory Director to manage the laboratory team

– Ensuring critical raw materials are tested, released and made available for use in a timely way, including allergens and ELISA plates

– To assist the Laboratory Director for responsibility for all laboratory equipment, ensuring required maintenance, calibration, training etc. is carried out and ensure that all processes are documented, approved and controlled

– To translate business requirements into deliverable project plans and actions to ensure that all technical laboratory operations are able to service the company’s continuing growth

  • To deputise for the Laboratory Director, ensuring all SOPs are followed, updated, reviewed and adhered to by all laboratory staff

Culture and Environment

– Understand and take accountability for the required laboratory productivity

– Talk openly about laboratory performance and targets, with Directors and the laboratory team, to develop a strong, results-driven, team-oriented culture

– To work effectively at all times within a fast-paced business environment whilst maintaining quality of work and service

– Maintain positive morale and representation within the laboratory team and establishing a good working relationship with all internal and external customers

  • Creating and maintaining a positive working environment

Core Tasks

– To have oversight of all routine and specialised testing, post opening, booking inof samples, receipt of goods, manufacturing of plates and stock management

– To work collaboratively with the QC & Technical Specialist and our Scientific and QA Department to ensure processes are conducted in controlled and consistent manner

– To manage plates exports, instrument calibration, maintenance and purchasing of equipment and stock

– To ensure all testing is conducted to high quality standards in accordance with YorkTest Standard Operating Procedures

– To help develop new protocols, equipment sourcing and validation plans for existing and new products and process changes

– To work with the company Health & Safety to ensure all Health & Safety requirements are met

  • Recommend and action improvements to laboratory process, planning for scaleup and improvements to the technical performance of existing products /services

Required Qualifications and Competencies

– Educated to degree or postgraduate degree standard in a Biomedical field, including Biology, Biochemistry or another relevant science

– HCPC Biomedical Scientist registration

– Minimum of 5 years’ experience in commercial technical operations within the clinical laboratory testing industry

– Experienced immunoassay scientist with working knowledge of diagnostic technologies

– Experience of working within ISO13485

– Experience of working within ISO15189 / UKAS and ISO9001 is desirable

– Effective Team Working

– Leadership Skills

– Analytical Thinking

– Judgement, Decision Making and Decisive Insight

– Project Management

– Communication: Listening, Understanding and Responding

– Excellent time management

– Professional attitude


If you would like to apply for this role please email a copy of your CV to Laboratory Director [email protected]

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