Lab Manager Grand Rapids,  MI
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Lab Manager

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Lab Manager
Grand Rapids,  MI
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Are you energetic, organized and experienced in a laboratory setting? Would you like to work for a company nominated as one of the best new companies to work for in America? NxGen MDx focuses on helping young families get a good start in life by delivering best-in-class genetic screening. 

Our commitment to families doesn’t end with our clientele; it is also focused on our employees. As a pioneer in advanced genetic screening, we attract the leading minds and technological experts in the field. Our dynamic, high-growth laboratory and customer service divisions are located in Grand Rapids, Michigan with a national sales team positioned throughout the country. We are looking for a Lab Manager to plan, develop, organize, implement, lead and evaluate the organization's daily laboratory operations and performance.

Our ideal candidate:

  • Selects, supervises and develops clinical science staff through hands-on coaching and training.
  • Provides daily support and direction to laboratory staff in performing daily laboratory tasks. Ensures appropriate continuing education for direct reports to improve skill development in assay techniques.
  • Fosters a unified laboratory culture that celebrates mutual success, collaboration, cooperation, and teamwork.
  • Has an eye for details and supports quality control measures. Maintains safety and regulatory compliance within the laboratory.
  • Participates in new assay development.
  • Recommends and enforces policies and procedures for pre-analytical, analytical and post-analytical phases of testing to ensure competency in lab specimen processing and reporting.
  • Uses knowledge of molecular biology that underlies an assay to troubleshoot erroneous assay results.  
  • Collaborates with the executive team when allocating budget and making purchasing decisions.

What you’ll need to succeed:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Molecular Biology, or similar field.
  • Eight (8+) or more years of previous experience in molecular diagnostics or genetic carrier screening laboratory with at least three (3+) or more years of previous leadership experience in managing and motivating teams.
  • Driven to explore new ways of approaching work that can improve results, accuracy, and efficiency.
  • A process-driven mindset. Our ideal candidate is highly detailed and organized with ability to manage projects, tasks and time well.
  • Extremely strong oral and written communication skills and ability to work collaboratively and effectively within out close-knit team.

What’s in it for you?

  • A competitive salary and bonus potential.
  • A chance to work with new and forward-thinking scientific methods in a laboratory setting. We’re a rapidly-growing organization and this is a great opportunity to make an impact!
  • A healthy work-life balance. Our commitment to families doesn’t end with our clientele; it is also focused on our employees.
  • Rich benefits including medical, dental, vision, life and disability insurance. 401(k) with company match, gym membership discounts and flex spending accounts are also available.
  • Our awesome team. We work hard, but have fun doing it. Our team is collaborative, driven and talented, but we enjoy a few laughs, a game of ping pong in the office from time to time, petting our office dogs, and celebrating our mutual success.


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