laboratory manager resume example with 20+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
, , 100 Montgomery St. 10th Floor

Meticulous Lab Manager bringing strong focus on organization, training, and operational efficiency. Supports scientific staff by keeping equipment maintained, supplies organized, maintaining training protocols, and assessing needs. Maintains detailed, analytical and quality control records with diligent attention to daily documentation and agency/client reporting needs.

Extensive experience in microbiological and analytical chemistry techniques with over 20 years hands-on laboratory experience combined in the biotech, pharmaceutical, and environmental testing industries. Over 10 years experience in managing a regulated compliance lab meeting federal EPA standards and state agency requirements.

  • Facilities Oversight and Safety Protocols
  • Quality Controls and Quality Assurance Protocols
  • Lab Equipment Maintenance, Calibration, and Troubleshooting
  • Procedure Monitoring and Implementation
  • Sample Processing
  • Data Interpretation and Data Management
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Staff Training
  • Work Planning and Prioritization
  • Technical Proficiency
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Verbal and Written Communication
  • Professional and Courteous
  • Project Planning
  • Administration and Reporting
  • Recruitment and Hiring
  • Problem Resolution
  • Managing Operations and Efficiency
  • Computer Skills
  • Documentation and Reporting
  • MS Office
  • Report Writing and Generation
  • Chemical Handling
  • Microbiological Techniques
Education and Training
Oregon State University Corvallis, OR Expected in 06/2002 Bachelor of Science : Microbiology - GPA :
  • Additional Coursework in General and Analytical Chemistry
Ascension (System Office) - Laboratory Manager
Rocky Face, GA, 09/2008 - Current
  • Maintained detailed records and completed regular reports for operations, quality assurance standards, and human resources needs.
  • Supervised cleaning and maintenance of laboratory equipment to prevent errors and breakdowns.
  • Defined priorities, delegated tasks and planned workflow for laboratory personnel.
  • Managed equipment, building areas, and inventory to keep facility running at peak levels.
  • Maintained compliance with laboratory, company, and state regulations per TNI NELAP EPA standards.
  • Established, managed, and improved quality control program covering laboratory activities.
  • Conferred with scientists regularly to understand and meet specific needs.
  • Provided leadership, insight and mentoring to newly hired employees to supply knowledge of various company programs.
  • Delegated work to staff, setting priorities and goals.
  • Evaluated individual and team project completion performance and identified opportunities for improvement.
  • Assigned work and monitored performance of project personnel.
  • Resolved customer inquiries and complaints requiring management-level escalation.
  • Recruited and trained new employees to meet job requirements.
  • Remained calm and professional in stressful circumstances and effectively diffused tense situations.
  • Produced thorough, accurate, and timely reports of sample analyses to be reported for compliance purposes to agencies such as the Oregon Health Authority, Department of Education, and DEQ.
  • Reviewed completed work to verify consistency, quality, and conformance.
  • Documented quality control findings in technical lab reports, quality control reports, and data graphs.
  • Set up and maintained laboratory instruments using troubleshooting and correction of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Executed routine tests and analyses using multiple types of chromatography; ie. HPLC, GC-MS, GC-ECD, GC-FID, and IC.
  • Performed routine wet chemistry methods and sample preparation/extraction techniques following Standard Method and EPA protocols.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Employed scientific methods to promote quality of collected samples and stored specimens.
  • Conducted chemical and microbiological tests on drinking water, waste water and sludge samples.
  • Participated in blind studies and proficiency testing standards to maintain laboratory certification.
  • Participated in biannual audits conducted by a state agency. Managed the responses and implemented corrective actions as mandated by audit findings and recommendations.
  • Entered data into spreadsheets, documents and databases with high accuracy rate using industry purposed analytical software and database programs. Proficient in LIMS software, specifically ELEMENT environmental software.
East Tennessee Children's Hospital - Lead Chemistry Technician
Maryville, TN, 06/2004 - 08/2008
  • Replenished laboratory supplies and maintained equipment to support optimal productivity.
  • Documented test results, compiled data and reported on findings to supervisor.
  • Set up and maintained laboratory instruments using troubleshooting and correction of malfunctioning equipment.
  • Conducted sampling programs to analyze quality standards of raw materials, chemical intermediates and products.
  • Documented experiment findings in technical lab reports and data graphs.
  • Assessed quality and integrity of products against specifications.
  • Executed tests and experiments using chromatography and diagnostic analytical instrumentation.
  • Collaborated with scientists in pharmaceutical manufacturing to coordinate work and determine solutions.
  • Understood and followed oral and written directions per Standard Operating Procedures and USP methods.
  • Planned experiments involving various extractable and leachable procedures.
  • Developed analytical chromatography methods for the identification of unknown contaminants from solvents and plastics in pharmaceutical products.
  • Followed GMP and GLP procedures in compliance with ISO 17025 regualtions.
Biologic Resources LLC - Laboratory Assistant
City, STATE, 09/2002 - 02/2004
  • Maintained clean and organized work area with adequate supplies and reagents.
  • Monitored lab supplies and proactively replenished for convenience and availability.
  • Monitored and observed experiments, recording data for research personnel evaluation.
  • Collected, labeled and stored lab samples according to laboratory specifications.
  • Disposed of laboratory materials and samples using well established guidelines and instructions.
  • Used time management and adaptability skills to prioritize and run multiple projects.
  • Attended lab meetings to participate in research discussions.
  • Adhered to safety procedures and protocols when using equipment and moving hazardous chemicals.
  • Manufactured chemical reagents and biological media following GMP standards.
  • Maintained cell lines using cell culturing techniques and aseptic techniques.
  • Generated and presented laboratory data findings and experimental methodology at industry conferences and client meetings.

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School Attended

  • Oregon State University

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  • Laboratory Manager
  • Lead Chemistry Technician
  • Laboratory Assistant


  • Bachelor of Science

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