Laboratory Manager

Req ID #:  101691

Northridge, CA, US, 91325

For over 40 years, HemaCare, a Charles River company, has worked to making a positive impact on the world by providing the highest quality cellular material and services to biotech and
pharmaceutical companies and research organizations that are performing innovative research and developing novel cell-based therapies.


We recognize that our success depends on the vision and passion of our employees; that is why we are devoted to making HemaCare a rewarding and valuable place to work. We believe in making a difference, and at HemaCare, you will make a difference every day.

Job Summary

The Laboratory Manager is primarily responsible for working directly with Senior Management to support programs that will increase revenue, provide a competitive advantage, quality service, ensure regulatory compliance and overall enhance the expansion of the General Laboratory operations.  The Laboratory Manager oversees the daily operations of general laboratory process.


•    Participate in development, review, and implementation of policies and procedures for existing and future operations to enhance service quality and efficiency.
•    Oversees the development, implementation, and maintenance of appropriate staff training program to ensure competency and compliance with Company SOPs., including staff training and competency records and other relevant documentation to ensure regulatory compliance.
•    Read and understand the company and industry manuals and compliance standards, including SOPs, FDA requirements (cGMPs), CAP certified, and AABB regulations.
•    Properly use HemaCare’s blood product information system (e.g., El Dorado, DigiTrax, etc.), as well as authorize and perform system overrides as needed and within the scope of authority and ensure to escalate system problems as/if encountered, to management. 
•    Develop and maintain the collection of appropriate quality assurance data and evaluate results to assess process improvement opportunities.
•    Assess department capacity relative to existing and projected product needs and propose additional staff as needed to avoid service failures.
•    Design, formalize and execute experiments to meet strategic marketing objectives for the organization.
•    Able to understand and apply the most relevant scientific and technical knowledge in applications of human primary cells in cell-based assays, drug screening, and research in immunology, stem cell biology, genomics, cell biology, neurosciences, and other scientific fields.
•    Evaluate and provide purchasing recommendations for lab equipment, reagents, and supplies.
•    Review and approve error/accident reports, all related root cause analysis, corrective actions, preventive action, and follow-up, as applicable.
•    Support management to develop budget and resources for the general laboratory department.

Job Qualifications

•    BS/BA in Life Science, or related field; MS in Life Science is a plus.
•    Current California Clinical Laboratory Scientist licensure required. 
•    Must have five years’ experience in a related field or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
•    Must have general laboratory experience in industry, specific experience with cGMP or GLP preferred.
•    Proficient use of Microsoft Office products including Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint.
•    Excellent time management skills; ability to complete assignments within established timelines.

About HemaCare


HemaCare, a Charles River company, is a global leader and trusted brand in the customization of human-derived biological products and services for biomedical research, drug discovery, and cell and gene therapy development. HemaCare’s vertically integrated solutions support preclinical research, clinical studies from phases 1 to 3, and commercialization with high-quality RUO and GMP-compliant starting material and apheresis collections. 


In January 2020, HemaCare was acquired by Charles River Laboratories, an early-stage contract research organization (CRO). Combined with Charles River’s integrated, early-stage portfolio of discovery, safety assessment, and manufacturing support services, the acquisition creates a unique, comprehensive solution for researchers and cell therapy developers and manufacturers worldwide to help accelerate their critical programs from basic research and proof-of-concept to regulatory approval and commercialization. Utilizing this broad portfolio of products and services enables our clients to create a more flexible drug development model, which reduces their costs and enhances their productivity and effectiveness to increase speed to market. We work closely with our clients throughout the clinical process to maximize success and drive positive clinical outcomes. 


Together, with over 17,000 employees within 80 facilities in 23 countries around the globe, we are strategically positioned to coordinate worldwide resources and apply multidisciplinary perspectives in resolving our client’s unique challenges. Our client base includes global pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, government agencies, and hospitals and academic institutions around the world. 


At HemaCare, we are passionate about our role in improving the quality of people’s lives. We have proudly supported the development of 100% of the current commercially available FDA-approved immunocellular therapies. Our mission is to provide a best-in-class portfolio of high quality, customizable human cellular material and services to support drug discovery, scientific research, and cell therapy. This resonates from our employees and impacts our customers because we know that every day is an opportunity to advance discoveries and make a difference in someone’s life. 


Equal Employment Opportunity
Charles River Laboratories is an Equal Opportunity Employer - M/F/Disabled/Vet.

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