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Lab Manager - Biochemistry

Chennai, India

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Location Chennai, Tamil NaduIN Job ID JR-026060

Main responsibilities

  • Supervise biochemistry laboratory operations to maintain quality and efficiency
  • Participate in laboratory scheduling.
  • Ensure the technical accuracy and quality, of laboratory results and final report generation.
  • Participate in laboratory personnel training, reviews, and goal setting/personal growth, in particular for biochemistry department.
  • Report concerns of equipment failures and non-compliance of supplies and reagents.
  • Participate directly in quality control procedures and documentation to support compliance timeliness and compliance with ISO 15189 guidelines.
  • Participate as an interface for the laboratory client base, particularly related to communication of results.
  • Participate in non-routine projects as delegated by the Lab director.
  • Maintain a high degree of technical competence by reading scientific journals, attending professional workshops, and being aware of prenatal and newborn screening issues and trends.
  • Provide guidance to Team Leader & Senior Technicians to ensure that laboratory processes are managed with the highest quality and efficiency.
  • Request training and re-training for laboratory staff. Encourage increased working knowledge of procedures by laboratory staff.
  • Periodically review and visually audit laboratory staff to ensure compliance with methods.
  • Authority to write and deliver performance reviews in collaboration with the Management. Responsible for staff management to include appraisals, recruitment discipline, training and development of all staff.
  • Alert Laboratory Management of need for repair services for malfunctioning equipment as well as request new equipment with the proper price quotations.
  • Communicate directly with clients on laboratory results.
  • Authority to approve final analytical reports and stop delivery of results based on abnormal values.
  • Shall approve the QC results for processing and releasing the test results.
  • Shall approve the Calibration data
  • Shall work towards laboratory continual improvement.
  • Shall validate the new tests before introduced to the clinical testing
  • Safe Laboratory working environment
  • Competency assessment of the technical staff


Education - M.B.B.S., M.D., / Ph.D. (in Biochemistry)

Special requirements\Skills\Attributes

  • Responsible for TAT for patient reports.
  • P&L of each department.
  • Quality Metrics.
  • New Products Initiation & Implementation.
  • Experience in an NABL accredited laboratory.

Competency Required

Strategic Perspective:

  • Visionary…thinks beyond current dept. or organization
  • Provides innovative growth/productivity ideas
  • Supports key quality/productivity moves.
  • Transforms strategy to action

Market Focus:

  • Project manager for multiple strategic operational initiatives
  • Strong PKI product/operations knowledge
  • Sell innovative idea to operations and business leadership


  • Insightful leader
  • Strong communication/presentation skills
  • Strong collaborator across PKI
  • Good coach/mentor for other employees
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