Microbiology Supervisor Vacancies in Zoetis Inc. Mukilteo, WA

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Zoetis Reference Laboratories is seeking an experienced veterinary microbiology laboratory supervisor for its Mukilteo, WA location. We are a veterinary diagnostic reference laboratory focused exclusively on animal health!

The Mukilteo laboratory is a microbiology hub that provides high volume testing services for customers throughout the United States. Applicants should have strong experience in veterinary clinical microbiology and laboratory leadership for this position. The ideal candidate will have a passion for clinical microbiology and be a focused, driven, and dynamic technical leader. They should be familiar with the day-to-day operations of a busy veterinary microbiology laboratory and have the skills and ability to train, develop and lead laboratory technicians to provide results of the highest quality. The laboratory supervisor will work collaboratively with supervisors at our other laboratory locations in the United States and will be expected to have direct communication with customers.

This is a working supervisor position, and we expect our laboratory supervisors to have a daily presence in the lab and be prepared to roll their sleeves up and assist team members as ZRL continues to expand rapidly nationally and globally. We are seeking to recruit a supervisor with a high level of veterinary microbiology expertise, and relocation assistance will be available for the right candidate. This position will report directly to the General Manager in Mukilteo and will interact with regional managers, the Head of Clinical Operations and the Director of Microbiology and Molecular Diagnostics.

* Through strong veterinary clinical microbiology skills and demonstrated leadership experience, you will maintain a rapidly expanding team of microbiology technicians. It is expected that the laboratory supervisor will select, train, and motivate employees to maintain a safe, secure, and compliant work environment.
* Communicate job expectations to the laboratory technicians and serve as coach and counselor. Develop, policies, procedures, and productivity standards, and enforce these standards to hold the team accountable for high quality results
* Maintain a high-quality service by collaborating with the Quality Assurance and Customer Service teams. The laboratory supervisor is responsible for the analysis and resolution of quality and customer service problems and will be expected to recommend and implement quality and laboratory workflow improvements.
* The laboratory supervisor is accountable for turnaround times and for delighting our customers! At Zoetis we aim to deliver a high-quality product and exceed customer expectations!
* Work at the bench is expected for this position. It is essential that you understand the workflows and processes required to prepare and analyze clinical specimens, to interpret culture and antimicrobial susceptibility test results, and to produce data and reports that are clinically relevant to veterinarians.
* Ensure facility, instrumentation and equipment are well maintained and are in good working order and take ownership of and maintain inventory of laboratory supplies.

Job Requirements:
* Advanced technical experience with veterinary clinical microbiology methods technologies and processes is required.
* Demonstrable experience and technical competency in bacteriology, serology, virology and molecular diagnostic testing in a veterinary diagnostic lab setting.
* Familiarity with microbiology laboratory systems and analyzers such as Vitek 2, Sensititre ARIS, BioMIC, Vitek MS, Brucker MS.
* Strong computer skills and demonstrated success in learning new programs, program operation, installation and upgrades.
* Previous experience with lab information systems (LIS) is preferred.
* Ability to plan ahead and use independent judgment.
* Excellent communication skills (written and oral).
* Manage own time and be accountable for own results and results of the team.

Required Education and Experience:
* Degree in Microbiology, or a related discipline
* MT (ASCP), MLS (ASCP), or CLS certification is preferred
* Veterinary microbiology laboratory experience is essential
* Minimum of 10 years laboratory experience, 5 in a leadership capacity preferred

Company: Zoetis Inc.

Vacancy Type: Full-time · Mid-Senior level 

Job Location: Mukilteo, WA

Application Deadline: N/A

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