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Team Lead in Lancaster, PA at Apex Life Sciences

Date Posted: 11/28/2018

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    Lancaster, PA
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Job Description

We are looking for a team lead/specimen manager for a large bioanalytical company in the Lancaster area. 

For immediate consideration, please send resumes to Kelsey at

Position is full-time, Monday-Friday, hours to be determined but typically 8 a.m.-5 p.m. or 9-6, with overtime and flexibility as needed. 

Team Leader, Specimen Management responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

•         Owns the execution and performance of the process for handling incoming specimens’ shipments, from arrival through hand-off to next service level, incl. storage, picking, sending to next service station, preparation of outgoing shipments and disposal.

•         Monitor local delivery/pickup times for trends, escalating as appropriate to global logistics and inform all departments when deliveries are delayed or service interrupted for any reason.

•         Monitor daily operations and proactively address deviations to staff members to meet Service Levels and ensure compliance with SOPs and globally harmonized processes.

•         Schedule staffing and activities in the department to ensure timely execution of services.

•         Oversee departmental staff, training completion and documentation of competency, providing guidance and correction where needed. Conduct annual review process.

•         Participate as required in daily department activities to ensure the seamless execution of services.

•         Participate in Global Specimen Management meetings and organize and execute regular departmental meetings.

•         Assist with writing Global Specimen Management SOPs.

•         Actively participate with global management in process improvement initiatives.

The ideal candidate would possess:

•         Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in related field is preferred

•         Clear communicator

•         Flexible working hours including weekends

•         Ability to multi-task

•         Ability to set priorities and work accurately under deadlines

•         Capable of resolving problems and escalate as appropriate

•         Strong computer, scientific, and organizational skills

•         Excellent communication (oral and written) and attention to detail

•         Ability to work independently and as part of a team, self-motivation, adaptability, and a positive attitude

•         Ability to learn new techniques, perform multiple tasks simultaneously, keep accurate records, follow instructions, and comply with company policies

Basic Minimum Qualifications:

•         High school diploma or equivalent

•         Minimum 2 years of working experience in a production environment, preferably in healthcare.

•         Minimum 2 years of experience working with enterprise-grade application (LIMS preferred).

•         Proven (testimonial and/or references) track record of 2-3 years as a successful team leader.

•         Authorization to work in the United States indefinitely without restriction or sponsorship


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