Lab Supervisor
Horsham, PA 
Posted 16 days ago
Job Description

Title: Lab Supervisor (Multiple Openings)

Department: Various departments

Job Type: Regular Full Time

Location: Horsham, PA

Shift: 1st and 2nd

Company Summary:

NMS Labs has developed an extensive menu of more than 2,500 tests to support clients in forensic, criminalistic, public health and clinical fields. For over 50 years, our clients have relied on NMS Labs for unique testing solutions that demonstrate our company core values of Quality, Integrity, Service, Innovation and Engagement. As we work to increase the company's positive impact on public health and public safety, we are seeking talented professionals to join us for the journey! We invite you to learn more about our company by visiting

Job Summary:

This mid-level to advanced position serves as an organizational leader. Leadership involves responsibilities in three main areas: technical, personnel and processes.


  • Bachelors or master's degree in medical technology, Chemical, Physical, or Biological Science.

  • Required clinical experience is dependent upon degree. Clinical experience refers to hospital or reference laboratory, testing human samples only. Research experience is not accepted.

  • PhD +2 years clinical experience

  • MS +4 years clinical experience

  • BS in MT +6 years clinical experience

  • BS +7 years clinical experience

  • Demonstrated leadership experience

*NMS Labs requires applicants to submit official or unofficial transcripts prior to extending an offer and those without transcripts will not be considered.

  • Minimum of 22 semester credit hours in college-level chemistry coursework including coursework and labs:

    • General Chemistry I & II (8 credits)

    • Organic Chemistry I & II (8 credits)

    • Two, 3-semester hr courses from the following possibilities: Analytical Chemistry, Chemical Informatics, Instrumental Analysis, Mass Spectrometry, Quantitative Analysis, Separation Science, Spectroscopic Analysis, Biochemistry, Drug Metabolism, Forensic Toxicology, Medicinal Chemistry, Pharmacology, Physiology, Toxicology

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Schedules all resources required for efficient day-to-day operations, including requests for time off

  • Staffing, training, career development, and performance management for direct reports

  • Reviews SOPs and methods

  • Maintains the respective lab department(s) in a state of acceptable inspection readiness to meet applicable regulatory agency standards

  • Investigates and resolves non-conformities, providing retraining/remediation as needed

  • Monitors equipment, quality controls, and reagent performance

  • Coordinates and supervises validation of projects including method improvements and new tests.

  • Reviews financial statements and supports profitability initiatives

  • Strategic planning

  • Coordinates laboratory services with other supervisors

  • Supervises other technical areas as needed

  • Lead or participate in a Functional Team

  • Serves as a backup to the Director of Operations in a supervisory capacity if needed

  • Maintains regular and reliable attendance

  • Other duties as assigned

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to read, write, and understand the English language

  • Ability to read, analyze and interpret complex technical data, procedures, and instructions in verbal, written, mathematical or diagrammatical form

  • Knowledge of laboratory safety practices

  • Ability to appropriately handle technical and clinical inquiries or complaints

  • Ability to define and resolve problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions

  • Ability to make effective speeches/presentations to management, public groups and/or scientific forums

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from all co-workers

  • Ability to interpret and apply regulatory standards

  • Ability to prioritize and designate resources

  • Ability to adapt to changes

  • Ability to work both independently and on a team

  • Ability to develop business relationships and foster cooperation

  • Possess business acumen

  • Knowledge of one's strengths and limitations

  • Skill in projecting competence and professionalism and maintaining confidentiality

  • Possesses proficiency in LIMS and MS Office applications

  • Good written and verbal communication skills

  • Demonstrated ability to lead and mentor

  • Ability to work effectively with management and technical staff to promote effective workflow

  • Demonstrates a high level of integrity

  • Familiarity with law enforcement and forensic science disciplines of Drug Identification and/or forensic toxicology.

Physical Demands:

  • Ability to hear

  • Vision (with correction) including color, distance, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus

  • Standing, reaching with hands and arms, and using hands and fingers to manipulate instrument or equipment controls, computer keyboard, office equipment, objects, or tools

  • Movement from one work location to another

  • Sitting and standing, sometimes for extended periods of time

  • Lifting objects up to 20 lbs.

  • Ability to travel as needed for court testimony.

  • Exposure to intermittent or constant sounds generated by equipment

  • Exposure to fumes, noxious odors, and dust

  • Handling of biological material and blood-borne pathogens

  • Handling of toxic or caustic chemicals

  • Proximity to moving parts

Offers of employment are made contingent upon a nationwide background investigation and urine drug screen with results satisfactory to standards of employment at NMS. NMS requires all employees to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination.

We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, otherwise qualified disability, or protected veteran status (disabled Armed Forces Service medal, recently separated, active duty or campaign badge), domestic violence victim status, arrest record, or predisposing genetic characteristics.

We are an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, creed, sexual orientation, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, citizenship status, orhterwise qaulified disability, or protected verteran status (disabled Armed Forces Service medal, recently spearated, active duty or campaign badge).


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
2+ years
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